Click, Whirr, Jam: Architecture in and through the Photographic Slide-Lecture

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Abstract

Before PowerPoint, before Keynote, the 35mm photographic slide was the technology de rigueur for the didactic transmission and reception of architecture. As teaching institutions decommission their analogue slide collections, we face an interregnum in which slides are not quite junk but still not quite precious. This is a critical moment to explore the distinctive qualities of the medium and the social practices it has been a part of. In this essay we loosely apply the notion of ‘affordances’ as described by sociologist Jenny L. Davis, to consider how analogue and digital slide-lectures differently ‘request, demand, encourage, discourage, refuse and allow particular lines of action and social dynamics’. In doing so we speculate on what has been lost and what gained in the socio-technical shift from analogue to digital slide-lectures in architecture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchitecture Archives of The Future
Subtitle of host publicationTenth Annual Conference of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre & Nieuwe Instituut
Pages176-181
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2023
Event2023 Architecture Archives of the Future Tenth Annual Conference - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 22 Nov 202323 Nov 2023

Conference

Conference2023 Architecture Archives of the Future Tenth Annual Conference
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityRotterdam
Period22/11/2323/11/23

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