digilog

Digilog is a propositional term, posited by the project author, in order to investigate how digital and analog processes have merged as the post-digital age has become established. The task of defining diglog is expected to drive the development of this project. At this early stage, digilog is proposed as a label for objects or techniques that make intrinsic use of a combination of digital and analog methods, specifically translating digital into analog production methods or physical objects. An established form of this conversion is carried out by a desktop printer, which converts digital text or artwork into a physical print. Within post-digital printmaking practice digilog conversions are being used to uncover new processes and create novel artifacts. Digilog can describe hybrid artworks [1] (Theo-Mass, 2014), what the Hogeschool [2] calls “a truce between analog and the digital”. The term will be used to explore a proposed gap in the design lexicon while acting as a descriptor for the emerging hybrid work that the project explores. Through contextualisation, the proposed definition of the term is expected to remain dynamic, refining as understanding of the subject area improves.

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  1. Theo-mass, 2014. #postdigitalismmanifesto [Online]. Available at: http://theo-masstimes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/postdigitalism-explained-in-1000-words.html
  2. Hogeschool (2014) lecture given at the school of Visual Communication-Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht-The Netherlands [Online]. Available at: http://www.hoogslag.nl/news/post-digital-and-what-to-do-with-a-graphic-designer-3


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