Photoworks 18
  • Photoworks 18

Futures Past: History, Memory and Nostalgia

When Eastman Kodak filed for bankruptcy protection in January this year much of the ensuing news coverage saw Twitter feeds and Facebook groups jar against specialists wheeled out to mourn the passing of an analogue icon. Could this coverage be taken as representative of wider tensions shaping various areas of current cultural production? As the ghosts of an analogue past come to haunt a digital present, forms of nostalgia loom large in some quarters, while the optimistic claims made for new technologies are subject to increasing scrutiny.

Issue 18 examines these issues in relation to a wide variety of practices. Stretching from art photography to mobile phone apps, museums to social networking sites.

 

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