Shifting Definitions of Curation

What does it mean to curate? No longer existing within the domain of the museum curation has shifted in definition and understanding over time. As explored in Kelly’s blog post it has moved into image hosting sites, personalised digital collections of images and beyond. Moving “into the vernacular”(Kelly, 2012) and out of the traditional definition […]

The Aura of the Digital

Walter Benjamin in “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” discussed the influence mechanical reproduction has on the aura of an object. Film and photography being a central focus in this. Benjamin focused on the originality and authenticity of aura and the diminished sense of aura attached to reproductions. (Benjamin, 2, 2008). […]