Time and the problems of television: three images

Barker, T. (2019) Time and the problems of television: three images. Philosophies, 4(3), 52. (doi: 10.3390/philosophies4030052)

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In this paper I look at three images and use them to discuss television and the conditions for the representation of time in the twenty-first century. The first image is from the UK’s Channel 4 news report following the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris. The paper begins by offering a theoretical critique of this televisual image and explores the grounding offered for the representation of fear and the contingent. From here, I explore two images from the experimental beginnings of television, which can be seen to provide the historical and technical conditions for the first image. The paper is media philosophical in method, critically analysing the way television can represent time and events by looking to its technical operation and its history as a technology rooted in solutions to time-based problems.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barker, Professor Timothy
Authors: Barker, T.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:Philosophies
ISSN (Online):2409-9287
Published Online:23 August 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 by the author
First Published:First published in Philosophies 4:52
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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