Welcome to Interactivations
In April 2014, a group of activists and artists installed this enormous poster in a field in Pakistan to stare up at the remote operators of unmanned aerial vehicles. The image is of a child reportedly orphaned in a 2009 drone strike. The “Not A Bug Splat” art project is the work of Pakistanis, Americans and the French street artist JR, and illustrates the transmedia context – poster, Web, surveillance cameras, etc. – of contemporary image engagement. (Photo courtesy of notabugsplat.com)
he goal of Interactivations is to prompt an ongoing conversation about the contemporary photographic image at the intersection of technology, art, and documentary. It explores the image as an element in the transmedia storytelling process, and a site for interaction and social engagement.
|Top Image: Alfredo Jaar, Geography = War, 1991. Five light boxes with color photographic transparencies are suspended over 63 metal barrels filled with water. (Photo: Courtney Mowry via flickr)