Technology is the medium through which a text is communicated and it clearly mediates between the sender and receiver. As we saw in the history of realism, the apparent objectivity of the camera is illusory. Cameras mediate reality by re-presenting it. How this is done, however, is determined by conventions which are obviously created by people. Despite this, the camera does not lie; machines cannot lie. Any distortion of what might by considered ‘objective truth’ is caused by human intervention. This intervention has been the subject of this book.
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