Polaroid into digital: Technology, cultural form, and the social practices of snapshot photography

@article{Buse2010PolaroidID,
  title={Polaroid into digital: Technology, cultural form, and the social practices of snapshot photography},
  author={Peter Buse},
  journal={Continuum},
  year={2010},
  volume={24},
  pages={215 - 230}
}
  • P. Buse
  • Published 26 March 2010
  • Art
  • Continuum
This essay is part of a larger project on the cultural history of Polaroid photography and draws on research carried out at the Polaroid corporate archive at Harvard and at the Polaroid company itself in Waltham and Concord, Massachusetts. It sets out to make an addition to the understanding of the new social practices generated by digital photography, but does so by examining an old technology rendered obsolete by the new. It outlines the recent history and decline of Polaroid and identifies… 
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