Digital Poetics and Remix Culture

From the Artisanal Image to the Immaterial Image

Authored by: Monica Tavares

The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  November  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415716253
eBook ISBN: 9781315879994
Adobe ISBN: 9781134748747


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The change in the systems for production of art that result from the use of digital media establishes a modification in the processes for the creation of images. At present, different types of images coexist, distinguishing themselves in view of their ontological principles of material generation. Those are: (1) first generation images, meaning images of artisanal and unique character; (2) second generation images, the technical images of reproducibility: gravure, photography, cinema, video; (3) third generation images, the technological images, made by computer or photonics with the help of numeric or treatment programs and without the help of external references.

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