Came across some pretty interesting reading this weekend, especially in light of our conversation in Photo II last week about why we tend to romanticize analog processes and/or contrast them with digital technologies (even when such differences are seemingly of little importance)...
Now, just what exactly is this "new aesthetic"? Indeed.
Here are a few (lengthy) links, for your consideration:
Essay on the New Aesthetic, by Bruce Sterling
Creators Project Response to "Essay on the New Aesthetic"
New Aesthetic Tumblr
“The Collective Snapshot is a photographic series by Spanish
photographer Pep Ventosa which blends “together dozens of snapshots to
create an abstraction of the places we’ve been and the things we’ve
seen.” He layers multiple pictures from several angles to create one
image familiar and foreign at the same time.”