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The digital image is becoming more adaptive: wearable media and interactive applications increasingly incorporate processor and sensor technology that allows images to adapt to their environment and respond to inputs and situations in real time. Image, body, and space are interconnected and synchronized, with long-term consequences for human perception, action, and decision-making. Expanded possibilities impose new dependencies on technologies and on the aesthetic and operational specifications of those who develop and provide those technologies.
Using specific case studies, this volume outlines a new kind of imagery and aims to show where and to what extent "adaptive imagery" has already penetrated our technologized everyday lives and workplaces.

With contributions by: Matthias Bruhn, Kathrin Friedrich, Lydia Kähny, Matthias Planitzer, Moritz Queisner, Josephine Rais, Carmen Westermeier.

The volume appears in the series Begriffe des digitalen Bildes of the DFG Priority Program The Digital Image and is edited by Hubertus Kohle and Hubert Locher.
The program investigates from a multi-perspective point of view the central role that the image plays in the complex process of the digitization of knowledge. In doing so, a new theory and practice of computer-based image worlds will be developed in a Germany-wide network.

Details: Bruhn M., Friedrich K., Kähny L., Queisner M.: Adaptivität. Begriffe des digitalen Bildes. Hildesheim, Munich: Georg Olms Verlag, University Library LMU Munich, 2021.

DOI: 10.5282/ubm/epub.76331
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ISBN: 978-3-487-16053-5
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And Josephine Rais illustrates the article Scenarios of adaptive imaging in cooperation with Matthias Bruhn, Kathrin Friedrich, Lydia Kähny, Moritz Queisner. The case studies illustrate the extent to which 'adaptive images' already occur in our technologized everyday life.

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