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Edmond Couchot teorico delle immagini digitali

Paola Lagonigro


Author of some of the first interactive artworks (La plume and Je sème à tout vent), Edmond Couchot was more prolific as a theoretician than as an artist. This paper seeks to reflect on his writings of the 1980s and early 1990s, when digital technologies were not pervasive yet. Defining a digital image as the product of a mathematical language, Couchot reflects on the born of a “new visual order” and its cultural consequences in the creation, perception and circulation of images.