Accrual Media


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Accrual Media represents a digital ‘reshuffling’ of Roland Barthes’ perennial academic reading list favorite, Camera Lucida.

Each page of the original publication has been scanned and subjected to a partially human guided application of Adobe’s “Space Time Video Completion” algorithm, put into action through Photoshop’s various Content Aware processes. These alterations prioritise the visual aspect of written language over the coded content and meaning, leading to repeated passages and words, altered letter forms and entirely new sentences or visual patterns – generated through invisible and ‘magical’ coding.

Where Barthes, over 119 pages, wrangles with the ‘soul’ of the human observed and generated object/image, Accrual Media prioritises the mechanised and the objective aspects of digital imaging; without respect for the stature, heritage and intended meaning of the source material.

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