The Evolution of the Cellphone as Film and Video Camera



According to Sontag, “That age when taking photographs required a cumbersome and expensive contraption—the toy of the clever, the wealthy, and the obsessed—seems remote from the era of sleek pocket cameras that invite anyone to take pictures” (1977, p. 22). Just as we saw the study of photography shift from a practice fit for those who could afford and manipulate heavy and expensive light-gathering devices (film cameras) to a hobby enjoyed by the masses, we are now seeing the evolution of the cellphone from a device that was meant for maintaining voice connection to one that can create and present videos (cellphilms).


Social Robot Camera Phone Wearable Camera Film Camera Visual Methodology 
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  1. 1.School of Social WorkMcGill UniversityCanada

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