☛ Fortepan: File 1920, a climber wearing headscarf and googles, photographed against a montain landscape. Approximate date: mid-1920’. Original file. (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) Fortepan is a massive, fully browsable online collection of over 17,500 (and continuously growing) found amateur or vernacular photos covering a century of production. The website, founded in 2009, is Hungarian but […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on October 5, 2012 ― Published in Art, Communication, Photography | Tagged: anonymous, archive, common, folk photography, found, found photography, ordinary, snapshot, vernacular
A quote from Heidegger’s Being and Time about the fact that communication is essentially a process of approximation, of averaging. What we share when we talk is a general vagueness.
• By Philippe Theophanidis on October 21, 2011 ― Published in Communication | Tagged: average, community, crowd, Heidegger, idle talk, language, mediocre, Occupy Wall Street, ordinary, Peirce, publicness, sharing, vague