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Studying digital images in groups: the folder of images

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Digital images, available online at an unprecedented scale, represent a valuable data source for the study of cultural phenomena. The digital nature of web images requires us to reconsider the approach to their study. I discuss four features of digital images, to make the case for the shift from the individual image to a group of images (i.e. the folder of images) as a main unit of analysis. The four features are: volume, images as data, networked nature, blurriness. As a proposal for an updated approach to visual research, I put forward the design of tailored interfaces for the study of images in groups.
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Studying digital images in groups:
the folder of images
Gabriele Colombo
Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
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Image research in the digital
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

-

         
           -
  
     -
et al.

-
 -


types in general  et al.
et al.
 


et al.,
-

-


-


Blurriness: multiple, unstable and mobile images
          

-
terized as multiple, mobile and unstable.

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Towards the folder of images: studying images in groups.
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of images
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and content is located and collected, the research path ends with a collection
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             
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display options.
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1          
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   
et al.-
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ber 1, 2018.
  
social research     
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ital Methods Summer School 2017 
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            
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and Social Media, ICWSM 2014
   24 Hrs in Photos   -
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The Photographic Image in Digital Culture
Reblogs or Context is the New Content-
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   Internet Trends Report 2017   -
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et al.Inceptionism: Going Deeper into Neural Networks.
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  
   
         Canadian
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   -
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          
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  
and ethics
   .
  -
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, 1-20.
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    
 -
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tober 1, 2018.
Memes as platform content 
    
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age. Photographies, 1
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1, 2018.
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on October 1, 2018.
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ADVANCEMENTS
IN DESIGN RESEARCH
11 PhD theses on Design as we do in POLIMI
edited by Lucia Rampino and Ilaria Mariani
In October 1998, on the occasion of the first conference on design edu-
cation, Richard Buchanan, then Director of The School of Design at Carne-
gie Mellon University, envisioned doctoral education in Design as a
“neoteric enterprise”, aimed at finding novel ways of addressing the new
problems, “thereby creating a new body of learning and knowledge”.
Twenty ye ars after, these wo rds ca n still be shared: th e new problems af-
fecting our globalised, bewildered and worried society are growing in num-
bers and in complexity, and novel ways of sorting them out are more
sought-after than ever.
The present book is part of a series that, since 2017, documents the pro-
duction of the Politecnico di Milano Design Programme, presenting a sum-
mary of the doctoral theses defended each year. Eleven essays are here
gathered into four sections: Design Education; Collaborative Processes; Cul-
tural and Creative Companies; Technology for Social Change.
In the variety of the researched topics, a common trait can be found in
the continuous need of updated ways of addressing complex problems. It
is such need that drives the evolving boundaries of design research forward,
not just within our Doctoral Programme, but within all the national and in-
ternational Doctoral Programmes in Design we are acquainted with.
Lucia Rampino is an Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Depar-
tment of Design. In her research activity, she explores theories of design and
the nature of design processes, in particular as they pertain to knowledge
creation and product innovation. She has taken part in various research pro-
jects and serves as reviewer for both Design Journals and Conferences. Since
2009, she is on the Design PhD Faculty of Politecnico di Milano.
Ilaria Mariani, PhD in Design, is Contract Professor at the School of Design,
and post-doc Research Fellow at the Department of Design, Politecnico di Mi-
lano. She designs and researches games (physical, digital and hybrid) and
interactive narratives as complex systems for communication, learning and
social innovation, focusing on assessing their impact on users. On such topics,
she has been taking part in national and international research projects, and
she has been often involved in organizing conferences, reviewing journal and
conference articles.
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ADVANCEMENTS IN DESIGN RESEARCH
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