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Author: Leistner.
Publisher: Bristol : Intellect Ltd 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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In this timely and highly original merging of theory and practice, conflict photographer and critical theorist Rita Leistner applies Marshall McLuhan's semiotic theories of language, media, and technology to iPhone photographs taken during a military embed in Afghanistan. In a series of what Leistner calls iProbes. A portmanteau of iPhone and probe. Leistner reveals the face of war through the extensions of man. As  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works (form)
Named Person: Marshall McLuhan; Marshall McLuhan; Rita Leistner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leistner.
ISBN: 9781783200306 1783200308
OCLC Number: 852259835
Description: 144 pages
Contents: Foreword Hipstamatic Blues by Julian StallabrassThe Process Smartphones + War in Afghanistan Marshall McLuhan b.1911 in Alberta, CanadaThe embed Semiotics Figure + Ground Reading McLuhan Musa Qala The social media River City iPhone + the Hipstamatic app The thingness of things The iProbes Prophylactive therapyThe Extensions of Man Camera obscuraElectric lightTypewriterTelephonePhonographSmart phoneMcLuhan + Fiore + The Printed BookThe iProbes iProbe 01_ The iPhone Camera + Hipstamatic app iProbe 02_Phone Texting iProbe 03_Body Armour iProbe 04_Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAPs) iProbe 05_Figure / Ground iProbe 06_Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)Made of WoodiProbe 07_Fuel Dispensers iProbe 08_Loudspeakers and Sermons from the Mosque iProbe 09_Mobile Telephony:"Can You Hear Me Now?" iProbe 10_The Written Word: "Proceed At Your Own Risk" iProbe 11_Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAVs) iProbe 12_Sandbags and HESCO Concertina Barriers The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:00-11:10)The Tetrads: Laws of Media
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Conflict photographer and critical theorist Rita Leistner applies Marshall McLuhan's semiotic theories of language, media and technology to iPhone photographs taken during a military embed in  Read more...

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'This book is astonishing!' -- The International Centre of Photography library blog, Deirdre Donohue

 
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