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Photography and Social Media at Canon

Canon’s impressive offices in Reigate were the venue for yesterday’s Digital Surrey event. Once again we had a great crowd, full of new as well as familiar faces who joined us to check out some of Canon’s latest kit and listen to a fascinating talk from Professor David Frohlich: ‘From snapshots to social media: the changing face of photography.’

The #digitalsurrey Twitter stream was extremely active throughout David’s talk.  Here’s a quick snapshot of some of the key points that were raised:

@AbigailH :Innovation = new ideas that work. Mulgan 2007

@DavidPGiles: Three values of snapshots: identity, memory and communication < ‘social objects’ as @gapingvoid puts it

@JamesFirth: Moo is nothing new! 1850: Cartes-de-viste – business-card sized portrait to leave. Expensive, approx $2/card in modern terms

@wobable: Camera phone made leap for photos from memory to communication

@AbigailH: Portrait = identity, kodak = memory, digital = communication. Era/values overlaid.

@LouParker: Standards and infrastructure unlock behaviour i.e Without the jpeg, digital photo sharing would be impossible

@PheeYoung: People decide your identity rather than you deciding yourself via tagging on FB.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to our speaker, Professor David Frohlich and our generous sponsor, Robert Pickles at Canon UK and Ireland.

And of course, thanks so much to everyone who battled through the rain and traffic to come along – hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did!

We’ll be announcing news about the next events shortly, however we’ve set dates for 17 August and 29 September. Follow us on Twitter @DigitalSurrey for the latest news.

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  1. Kevin Aires Reply

    Doh! Missed it again. Shame – sounds great.

    • Grace Reply

      Sorry you couldn’t make it, hope to see you at another event soon!

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