“Icons” is a 2011 series by Columbia-based photographer Adriana Duque, who showcases elegant 17th century style portraits of children wearing headphones.
Is the ubiquity of camera phones having a ruinous effect on photography? Throughout the ages, new technologies are always said to be the ruin of something. The best camera is the one you have with you.
In the mind, sound is not so neatly sectioned off from space, touch, words, or image. One bleeds into the next, slipping and sliding in a spiral of associations. Digital media has already begun to reflect qualities of consciousness that had been beyond the means of artists to capture. In coming years, this will only accelerate.