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Data / Image

Data/Image questions the common perception of publicly accessible satellite imagery and under-
lying technologies/systems, specifically in regards
to their intention, appearance and interpretation as
image or data.
According to the various aspects which influence
their constitution as such before, during and after
their production, the thesis’ three chapters reflect
on (1) the general, mediatized and mystified
misperception of this technology); (2) the spatial
transition from space to earth bases parameters
regarding the reception, retrieval and subsequent
translation of data into visual readable images by
means of the hidden physical infrastructures and
complex digital processes; (3) as well as the
psychological condition and mode of viewing: the
satellite gaze/human gaze - under consideration
of the aspects which determine and influence the
content, accessibility and the use of satellite data
in regards to different user groups.