Processor and Camera

Thinking about the difference between an analogue and a digital camera, about their relationship with the video signal and the luminiscence, we assume that these are the elements through which the camera is connected to the environment; however, we quickly realize that the basic difference is in the digital camera’s processor. The processor is an autonomous element that translates data into binary code, but also prepares the material to be compatible to all the parts of a computer. Speaking from the perspective of modern society and new media as one of the possible policy of information transfer it is in fact the processor which is the key element in which we may recognise both, the evolution of the machine and the evolution of humans, despite the fact that it initially seems to be merely an appendix to the camera or – ironically speaking – a parasite of the camera. It is therefore easy to conclude that camera is actually the parasite of the processor. AP

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