Project

Mission

Plot is an online platform that encourages critical reflection within our current image cultures, in which, as the overall number of images constantly increases, the time we spend looking at individual examples inevitably shrinks. In addition to reflecting on the impact of this dynamic of image production and consumption on our perceptions and thoughts, Plot also examines the abundance of narrative networks, augmented by individual and collective visual memories, that become entangled with this flood of images. While some of these imagistic narratives gain traction and become iconic, many of them just flow by in this ongoing stream, being immediately replaced by new visualizations and associations.

As a response to these conditions, Plot was launched in 2015 to offer a platform to international contributors from any field, to explore and document the multifarious potentials of images and their shifting narratives.

Who We Are

Founding Editor - Claudia Weber

Associate Editor - Matt Garite

Website Developer / Advisor - Nawaaz Ahmed

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If you have any questions or are interested in possibly contributing to this project, don’t hesitate to reach out to the editors: info@plot.online

Structure

POINTS

In this core section of Plot authors are encouraged to create image sets (usually 2-4) that then stimulate critical or unconventional thoughts. Images can be new to Plot, already exist on the platform, or be a combination of both. Ideally, texts will consider the dynamic gap that arises from the grouping of images, thus challenging established narratives or offering new ones.

Points has an image-first approach that allows its audience to encounter the images before proceeding to the text. This initial privileging of the visual is an attempt to slow down the viewing process and to avoid turning images into mere illustrations for a text. Points Overview

How to navigate in the Points section:

This icon indicates an author's chosen image set.

This icon leads to an author's written image response.

This icon shows that two or more Points contributions share the same image and offers a direct link between them; If no image has been reused, the link icon will not be displayed.

LINES

In the Lines section contributors are encouraged to use a variety of moving image formats (slideshow, video, etc.) and approaches (musings, essays, etc.) for their inquiries into our current image cultures. Lines Overview

DRAFTS

This is Plot's submission section where editors and guests propose image groupings around a certain topic and invite readers across fields to submit writings that consider an image set’s potential narratives. Drafts Overview

IMAGES

Images is the visual library for all Points contributions. Visitors to Plot have the possibility to search this library, select images of their interest, and use the provided links to follow their use in the Points section. Images Overview

Disclaimer

Plot provides the www.plot.online website as a not-for-profit service to its community of authors and readers. Plot is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within the site. Although Plot's website may include links providing direct access to other Internet resources, including websites, Plot is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in these sites. Links from Plot to third-party sites do not constitute an endorsement by Plot's staff.

Image Policy

Plot is an ongoing web project by the artist Claudia Weber. The use of photographs and images on its platform is for the sole purpose of critical inquiries into our contemporary visual culture. Articles written in response to featured images do not necessarily reflect the view of the photographers who took them.