Teaming up with media historian Frank Kessler I was investigating the quality of technical images. With reference to Vilem Flusser's notion of the techno-image we span our discussion from the photographic image to computer simulations. We show that issues of trust in technical images have been discussed in various, yet often similar ways. In the tension between utopian expectations and sceptical interrogations, dispositifs of trust emerge as a result of continuous negotiations regulating the uses these images are put to. The article should have been published in a volume a while ago, but since these processes take up too much time, I share our article now.
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