"....a manner of working with a set of informal practices and bodies of knowledge, characterized as stratagems, which pervade contemporary networked media and which straddle the distinction between the work of theory and of practice. Evil media studies deliberately courts the accusation of anachronism so as to both counter and to enhance the often tacit deception and trickery within the precincts of both theory and practice" (p. 141).
The theme is to place an object, in this case the city of London, into a period other than that in which it exists, so I took images from my trip to London in the fall of 2010 and contrasted them with a similar piece. However, the second piece replaces the traditional and 'touristy' images of London with images of the London riots in August 2011. The idea is to replace the peaceful, tranquility and serenity usually associated with a vacation holiday and contrast it with the violence, harm and realism of a rioting public.
All images of the August 2011 London Riots fall were found with Flickr and are registered under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC ), a license that allows the remixing and tweaking and building upon the original work for non-commercial purposes.
All London vacation pictures are the property of Catherine R., taken October 1 - October 14.
Additionally, both images were created in Photoshop CS5.
Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurachamberlain/6038625536/
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