1. Notes: 46 / 1 year ago  from self-ownership (originally from gizmodocom)
    self-ownership:

gizmodocom:

User Manual: Don’t Instagram Natural Disasters
By Sam Biddle
Instagram is a nice thing. It’s fun to peek at the lives of others, and it’s fun to make our photos look fun. But there’s nothing fun about a hurricane people are dying in, and scenes from a horrific crisis don’t deserve to be drenched in your sepia.
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But if you post the photo without a filter, it’s okay? Why does the filter on a photo matter? There’s absolutely nothing wrong with using technology to document history. In fact, it’s an amazing thing. It gives those of us outside of the northeast some perspective on the current situation. This is something I’d expect Gizmodo, a website supposedly focused on technology, to embrace.
But no. Their writers continually show that they have absolutely no capacity to use their brains. This article is proof of that.

I won’t defend Gizmodo, because GIzmodo will always be Gizmodo (btw, Gizmodo is no tech site; they’re more a tech tabloid). However, Adam, what are you even saying. Instagram is not “technology,” it’s recoloring imagery to look more than what is really there. Photojournalists have debated this for years, so I won’t start anything now. The thing is, it’s fine to use edited photos if you’re trying to create a work that stands on their own, however, do you really want your perspective on a real-life event to be colored (no pun intended) by what is meant to be art?

    self-ownership:

    gizmodocom:

    User Manual: Don’t Instagram Natural Disasters

    By Sam Biddle

    Instagram is a nice thing. It’s fun to peek at the lives of others, and it’s fun to make our photos look fun. But there’s nothing fun about a hurricane people are dying in, and scenes from a horrific crisis don’t deserve to be drenched in your sepia.

    Read More

    But if you post the photo without a filter, it’s okay? Why does the filter on a photo matter? There’s absolutely nothing wrong with using technology to document history. In fact, it’s an amazing thing. It gives those of us outside of the northeast some perspective on the current situation. This is something I’d expect Gizmodo, a website supposedly focused on technology, to embrace.

    But no. Their writers continually show that they have absolutely no capacity to use their brains. This article is proof of that.

    I won’t defend Gizmodo, because GIzmodo will always be Gizmodo (btw, Gizmodo is no tech site; they’re more a tech tabloid). However, Adam, what are you even saying. Instagram is not “technology,” it’s recoloring imagery to look more than what is really there. Photojournalists have debated this for years, so I won’t start anything now. The thing is, it’s fine to use edited photos if you’re trying to create a work that stands on their own, however, do you really want your perspective on a real-life event to be colored (no pun intended) by what is meant to be art?

     
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    1. spacegrainelevator reblogged this from bandipur and added:
      Important.
    2. bandipur reblogged this from bandipur and added:
      Well written and well said.
    3. andrewnonumbers reblogged this from self-ownership and added:
      I won’t defend Gizmodo, because GIzmodo will always be Gizmodo (btw, Gizmodo is no tech site; they’re more a tech...
    4. voxpopuliverbatimetlitteratim reblogged this from self-ownership
    5. michaelangerlo reblogged this from self-ownership and added:
      Gizmodo
    6. runaway reblogged this from blackqueerdo and added:
      Agreed. As much as social media might seem fleeting, the internet is pretty good at documentary proof. These images will...
    7. self-ownership reblogged this from gizmodocom and added:
      photo matter? There’s absolutely nothing wrong...using technology to document history. In...
    8. crossyourianddotyourt reblogged this from gizmodocom
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    12. thatclassymotherfucker reblogged this from gizmodocom and added:
      what if you do though? It’s not hurting anyone...in fact provides
    13. fragilechaos reblogged this from gizmodocom and added:
      Not really true in my opinion. Instagram USED to be standalone before it went social with its own dedicated feed. Its...
    14. blackqueerdo reblogged this from gizmodocom and added:
      I can’t say I agree with this article...sensationalize events in
    15. trappedintime reblogged this from gizmodocom and added:
      publications, especially online publications, have...dictate how we all use social media?...
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