Iconography for the Age of Social Media
AbstractAn iconic photograph of Ieshia Evans’ arrest at a Black Lives Matter protest went viral on Twitter. Twitter users’ textual and visual responses to it appear to show recurring patterns in the ways users interpret photographs. Aby Warburg recognized a similar process in the history of art, referring to the afterlife of images. Evaluating these responses with an updated form of iconography sheds light upon this tangled afterlife across multiple media. Users’ response patterns suggest new ways to develop iconological interpretations, offering clues to a systematic use of iconography as a methodology for social media research. View Full-Text
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Drainville, R. Iconography for the Age of Social Media. Humanities 2018, 7, 12.
Drainville R. Iconography for the Age of Social Media. Humanities. 2018; 7(1):12.Chicago/Turabian Style
Drainville, Raymond. 2018. "Iconography for the Age of Social Media." Humanities 7, no. 1: 12.