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Teju Cole Blindspot (2017)
Went to SOAS returned to the US at 17
Nigerian author
Some of his other photos are from his other texts
The act of looking psychological resonant global memories
Page 90
We encounter photography rough the mobile phone juxtaposition between the real world
and the phone
Has a condition he woke up one day that comes and goes taught him to see in a new
way not taking two eyes sight for granted
Why blindspot? What direction its going in how it interacts? What do we call this, a
collection of stories, secondary materials?
The impact of visual representation the misinterpretation of both sight and cameras
Social media feel Instagram what you think in that exact moment captures the
moment where image and words meet
Representing how words and image put together
When we read we try to capture the exact moment the writer so we reimagine he wants
us to be in his mind, in that exact moment tries to close some form of ambiguity opens
doors for imagination closer to the creator’s perspective personalised image mini
convo with himself
Sees beauty in the simplistic images ruined bricks in plain text is hard to conceptualise in
the way the writer does
‘makes ordinary objects radiant’
I see graffatii and think of London in 05’ grime culture, the silenced, - maybe someone else
maybe
The relationship between the creator and the character made this character a record of
creative process unfolding unto the page
Social media fictionalised reality
Comments on his Instagram
Fiction represerntign itself as reality
Superfifcial doesn’t see exactly the truth – ‘unselfing’ empathetic relationship

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Knowledge helps magnify image see the movie inside out platyo’s caver
Aristotelian philosophy he was ..... While themind may be a blank slate in regard to
content, it is plain ...
Interesting that there’s no people – cannot capture identiy minimise, perhaps more
detrimental one image cannot convey or capture the full essence of human experience
The cave palto’s cave assums reality – we assume that’s reality – dim abscured version of
it
Don’t just think og the vibrancy of colours
Telling us how to relate to the photo makes them meaningful
Words and image to elevate eachother drawing different associations
He’s not pictured – hoe her pictures rather than a picture of him better to have a sense
past visual interpretations, and past psychological experiencers
Therir eyes instead of their entire image
Wotrk of criticism by Peggy Filans Unmarked in the 90s invisibility and obscurity might
have some political power representation and visualise to empower power that falls
short she says, maybe allowing some form of invisibility might be more productive rather
than visualise
Ther fact of representation doesn’t make it – can’t capture everything in an image – carrying
someones head
Self aware of its own limitations
Serves a good counter point on our culture
22 and 322 repeating images, reoccurring imagers the most powerful colurism,
identity, humanising he feels too - the downfall of the colonial period mental health teju
cole
One of the most silenced
Known and strange thing racial bias in cameras a true picture of black skin
Capture white skin vs black skin
Cannot capture darker faces the silenced
Essential to his identity - the colour bands to prefer white skin a particular version
Technology also has this bias
The impacts of colonialism never really left
Autobiography entering the thoughts of the author a collection of thoughts and images

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Teju Cole Blindspot (2017) Went to SOAS – returned to the US at 17 Nigerian author Some of his other photos are from his other texts The act of looking – psychological resonant – global memories Page 90 We encounter photography rough the mobile phone – juxtaposition between the real world and the phone Has a condition – he woke up one day that comes and goes – taught him to see in a new way – not taking two eyes sight for granted Why blindspot? What direction its going in how it interacts? What do we call this, a collection of stories, secondary materials? The impact of visual representation – the misinterpretation of both sight and cameras Social media feel – Instagram – what you think in that exact moment – captures the moment where image and words meet Representing how words and image put together When we read we try to capture the exact moment the writer – so ...
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