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Digitale Fotografien: für einen öffentlichen Gedächtnisraum 

Back to issue: ZMK Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung 1/1/2010: Kulturtechnik
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The modalities of the production, archiving, distribution (marketing) and societal assimilation of digital photography are producing a new economy of form and perspective. When digital photos become physical surfaces and blogs are organized into active archives, the collective public memory is transformed in the tension between two divergent poles: Privatization and standardization of photomemory in the photo data banks of large agencies on one hand, and, on the other hand rhizomatic interlacing, proliferative network memory, which, during this process, evolves into a virtual, imaginary museum. Digital photos, at this point, participate in the production of the political entity.