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ERIC Number: ED419524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 12
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Digital Imaging and the Cognitive Revolution: A Media Challenge.
Sartorius, Ute
This paper discusses the role of digital technology within the cognitive revolution of the perception of images. It analyzes the traditional values placed on images as a source of cognition. These values are discussed in terms of the ethical and social issues raised by the use of digital image manipulation in so far as the digital era is falsely being associated with the misuse of visual information and unethical handling of images. The phenomenon of "cognitive revolution" is explained as a direct consequence to the challenges posed by this misconception. The analysis reveals the need for a re-evaluation of the truth value placed on images and the importance of a higher level of visual literacy in order to better identify image manipulation. Considering that the technical possibilities for image alteration have drawn public interest only when individual consumers gained access to electronic imaging technologies, this study stresses the need for an increased awareness of the subjectivity of images so that the popular concept of "seeing is believing" can be redefined. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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