Exposure time, the Aura, and Telerobotics

  • Marina Gržinić Mauhler
Keywords: epistemology, the aura, exposure time, telerobotics

Abstract

This text focuses on the notions of exposure time and the photographic aura in the context of Internet telerobotics. It examines the aesthetic, political, artistic, and epistemological impact of the technological transition from an exposure lasting several hours to only a fraction of a second, which for Walter Benjamin marked the gradual evaporation of “aura” from the image. Current limitations of telerobotic technology today - delays in transmission-time, busy signals from service providers, crashing web browsers - can be seen as restoring the aura, and with it our sense of space and time.

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Published
2016-01-11
How to Cite
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Gržinić MauhlerM. Exposure time, the Aura, and Telerobotics. FV [Internet]. 2016Jan.11 [cited 2020Apr.10];23(3). Available from: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/filozofski-vestnik/article/view/3568