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  • Hey guys very nice to have a positive feedback!

    Ok... An interesting segment from INTERTWINING THE TWO CULTURES IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND by Ken Stage :

    Metaphotography And The Appropriation Studio. One of the major causes of the

    turn of the century movement away from realist painting was the invention and refinement

    of photography, which was seen as 'appropriating' the painter's mandate. Ironically, the

    computer is now mating the compositional aspect of painting with photography, and

    image 'appropriation' has become central to this hybrid art form. Images can be 'captured'

    with many different traps: on film by conventional camera; on disk by digital camera; on

    computer by scanning hardcopy images, getting input from video, or by downloading from

    the Internet. No matter how the image is captured, it can be processed, developed, by a computer in all the ways a photographic image can (as well as in many, many more totally

    new ways) in a virtual dark room—and again with the cost in time and materials

    minuscule compared to that of pre-computer days. Image enhancement algorithms such as

    false colour, edge detection, and sharpening, originally developed by mathematicians and

    scientists as research tools, are now as familiar to the computer artist as they are to the

    scientist. The extent of this image processing power is perhaps most dramatically

    illustrated in software that will take a photographic image and modify it to look like an

    impressionist painting or a line drawing or a watercolour—or even 'Van Gogh' it!

    you can read the whole paper here:

    visual examples you can find on : by Ken Weissblum by Panagiotis Pomonis

    January 8, 2008

  • I think some of us (myself included) may have been reacting as much to the very obvious spam from ridesearch earlier the same day as we were to metaphotography's post. When your username is the name of your first post and your website, the tendency is to dismiss the post as spam even though it may not be.

    I'd echo the apologies from other Wordies, but I think assuming your post was spam was an easy mistake to make given that you never defined metaphotography or explained your image.

    I'd look forward to more information about your topic, and perhaps some links to examples.

    January 7, 2008

  • Actually, this can be a teachable moment... how about we continue the discussion of how we should talk about our own endeavors over at promotion?

    January 7, 2008

  • Yes, please stick around. Sorry I was a bit snarky yesterday. I don't mind a little self-promotion, lord knows I'm often guilty of it. I was just making a cheap crack about Wordies generally knowing lots of words :-)

    I enjoyed your photo site, in any case.

    January 7, 2008

  • Metaphotography, there's nothing wrong with your comment/posting in my view. Don't feel bad or delete anything--I think some folks just may have misinterpreted your posting a definition of your username. However, I am a little confused, because it didn't seem to actually define "metaphotography" at all. What do you mean by a higher order of photography? And how does the image you posted illustrate that? (I assume it was meant to.)

    Thanks for the info--and stick around, please!

    January 7, 2008

  • Not sure what's going on here, metaphotography. This is usually a welcoming group. Your first comment as a wordie might go against the grain for some, since Wordie is supposed to be "Like Flickr, but without the photos". Others have posted photographs, but usually for humorous effect. We usually link to illustrative photographs. I also recall seeing criticism of the particular photograph you posted, but perhaps not on Wordie. Why is it metaphotography rather than photography?

    As for the definition, I learned something from it. I'm most familiar with the third meaning of "meta" (e.g., metanalysis). I hadn't realized it had so many shades of meaning.

    January 7, 2008

  • I don't think it is spam, it's just a bit confusing. We all know what meta means, and we all know what photography means, but what exactly they mean when put together is not clear. For example, metaphysics is almost completely different from physics. One is about the universe, and the other is about the mind.

    January 6, 2008

  • Why the hostility, folks? For that matter, why the spam tag? I've seen only one posting of this word, and doesn't 'spam' imply multiple, unsolicited postings? Whatever happened to freedom of expression? Not to mention civility. Or am I missing something?

    January 6, 2008

  • I thought that it would be good to have here an example of what metaphotography really is... I did not really mean to offend anybody.. If any of you think that i should delete my comment i will do it right away.

    January 6, 2008

  • Meta-spam...

    January 6, 2008

  • We know lots of words, or at least we try :-) I hope that wasn't spam metaphotography.

    January 6, 2008

  • We all know what "meta" means, too.

    January 6, 2008

  • meta- |ˌmɛtə| |ˈmɛtə| |ˈmɛtə| (also met- before a vowel or h)

    combining form

    1 denoting a change of position or condition : metamorphosis | metathesis.

    2 denoting position behind, after, or beyond: metacarpus.

    3 denoting something of a higher or second-order kind : metalanguage | metonym.

    4 Chemistry denoting substitution at two carbon atoms separated by one other in a benzene ring, e.g., in 1,3 positions : metadichlorobenzene. Compare with ortho- and para- 1 .

    5 Chemistry denoting a compound formed by dehydration : metaphosphoric acid.

    ORIGIN from Greek meta ‘with, across, or after.’

    and of course

    photography a word that you all know without the help of a lexicon.

    January 6, 2008