Photogrammetry as rhetoric, fiction, and relic
In this chapter Iâ€™ll be exploring the implications of recent developments in â€˜photogrammetryâ€™, a digital capture technology that allows the reconstruction of geometrical models of the world from digital images, allowing the autonomous creation of â€˜photorealisticâ€™ 3D representations of objects and landscapes from a video or set of photographs. Through an examination of the design decisions and representational aesthetic of photogrammetry, and its typical use in scientific research, Iâ€™ll show how the practice of this technology introduces an unacknowledged interpretive framing, conforming to the dominant culture embodied in Western science.
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