From the back of the book: Enhanced? Or faked? Today the very idea of photographic vearcity is being radically challenged by the emerging technology of digital image and manipulation and synthesis: Photographs can now be altered at will in ways that are virtually undetectable, and photorealistic synthesized images are becoming increasinbly difficult to distinguish from actual photographs.
The Reconfigured Eye provides the first systematic, critical analysis of the digital imaging revolution. It described the technology of the digital image in detail and looks closely at how it is changing the way we explore ideas, as its aesthetic potential, and at the ethical questions it raises.