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28 OCTOBER 2014

Questioning the goal of efficiency in contemporary culture

"Efficiency in human behavior is a goal that is rarely questioned in contemporary culture. This course will study and draw connections between disparate fields to trace the development and influence of this view. The course, drawing a mix of humanities and engineering students, will include readings and lectures on 19th and 20th century philosophers with discussions of new technology and team experimental projects.

Frederick Taylor, the father of industrial engineering, analyzed human motion to optimize industrial productivity, which had great influence on Henry Ford, military logistics, and Stalin. Michel Foucault traced the history of the minute analysis of human motion from Napoleon's methods for transforming peasants into soldiers to modern methods for reforming prisoners. Martin Heidegger claimed that 'efficient ordering' was the defining characteristic of modern culture. Through the course, students will learn to recognize how this obsession with efficiency for its own sake relates to technology and to their daily lives."

(Questioning Efficiency: Human Factors and Existential Phenomenology, UC Berkeley course syllabus, Fall 2006)

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Albert Borgmann • Anson Rabinbach • Anton BragagliaBerkeley (University of California)capture a moment of timechronophotographycooking in the kitchen • critique of technology • Dale Huchingson • dematerialization of objects in space • Eadweard Muybridgeefficiency • efficient ordering • Eliot Eliofson • Emily Fox • engineering students • Etienne-Jules Marey • everyday life • existential phenomenology • fotodinamismo • Frank Gilbreth • Frederick Taylor • geometric chronophotograph • goal • golfer • Henri BergsonHenry Ford • homemaker • Hubert Dreyfushuman behaviourhuman bodyhuman factorshuman factors in designhuman motion • Idris Khan • increased productivityindustrial engineering • industrial productivity • infinite continuity of time • James Gleick • Joseph Stalin • Ken Goldberg • kitchen • kitchen studies • lecture programmeLillian Gilbrethlong exposure • management science • Marcel DuchampMartin Heideggermeasure performancemetricisationmetricsMichel Foucault • military logistics • model kitchen • modern culture • modern homemaker • motion studiesNapoleon Bonaparte • Nude Descending a Staircase (1912) • objects in motion • obsession with efficiency • philosophy of technologyproductivity • reconstruction of movement • schematic phases • scientific goalssimultaneityslow motion photographystudying motiontechnologyThe Kitchen Practical (1929) • time and motion studies • time savingtime-motion studies • Umberto Boccioni • wasted motion

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Simon Perkins
21 JANUARY 2014

Observation at high speed: slit-scan photography of passengers waiting at Shinjuku, Alexanderplatz and 42 Street stations

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Simon Perkins
27 APRIL 2011

Jamie Beck's animated GIF photography

"New York City–based fashion photographer Jamie Beck, in collaboration with Kevin Burg, a web designer with a background in video and motion graphics, has created a series of gorgeous animated GIFs she calls 'cinemagraphs'. A couple of them feature Canadian supermodel Coco Rocha, and these have gained quite a bit of media exposure recently. According to Rocha, cinemagraphs are 'more than a photo, but not quite a video.'

Even though the concept of animated GIFs is as old as the Internet, the ones circling around the web are often tacky and low brow. Jamie Beck's animated GIFs, on the other hand, have an amazing atmosphere that has elevated the art of animated GIFs.

Jamie Beck's first few animated images were sequenced still shots looped in rapid succession which is a fairly common way of making an animated image. Then he began utilizing more fluid motion isolated in certain parts of an image to to capture a moment of time, but also to un–freeze a still photograph by showing that moment's temporal movement."

(Amusing Planet, 16 Apri 2011)

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animated gifanimated imageatmospheric presencecapture a moment of timecinemagraphy • Coco Rocha • fashion photographer • fluid motion • in media resinstantJamie BeckKevin Burgmise-en-scene • more than a photo • motion studiesNew York City • sequenced still shots looped in rapid succession • short moving sequencestemporal movement • un-freeze a still photograph • visual spectacle

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Simon Perkins
07 MAY 2005

Futurist Divisionism: digital performance legacy?

The Futurist principle of 'divisionism' "revealing the 'force lines' of movement, was also employed in Futurist photography (known as 'chronophotography' or – photographic dynamism'), most notably by the Italian brothers Anton Giulio and Arturo Bragaglia. For numerous startling photographs, they exposed the negative for a number of seconds to capture in sharp focus the still start and end positions of a complete human movement, but to blur the motion in–between. The temporal movement is thus captured and tracked across the space of the photograph, and human faces and bodies appear to liquify, like ghostly phantoms."

(Steve Dixon)

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Anton Bragagliablurcapture a moment of timechronophotographydivisionismdynamic viewEugene AtgetFuturism (art movement) • Giulio • in media resin-between • Jacques Henri Lartigue • momentsmotion photographmovementphotographic dynamismsimultaneity • Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz • temporal
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