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Eyes on the Ice: Satellite Remote Sensing and the Narratives of Visualized Data

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Media and the Politics of Arctic Climate Change

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‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ is a proverb in many languages. Behind it lies an understanding of how an image can at the same time capture and convey sentiments and complex information while speaking to our emotions and playing on our cultural knowledge of reading the visual. A picture is believed to have the ability of summarizing and explaining things in a straightforward way. The response of the viewer should ideally be ‘I see’.

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Wormbs, N. (2013). Eyes on the Ice: Satellite Remote Sensing and the Narratives of Visualized Data. In: Christensen, M., Nilsson, A.E., Wormbs, N. (eds) Media and the Politics of Arctic Climate Change. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137266231_3

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