PUBLISHER
Damiani

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 9.5 x 11 in. / 74 pgs / 46 color.

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Pub Date
Out of print

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2010 p. 133   

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ISBN 9788862081337 TRADE
List Price: $29.00 CDN $35.00

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Tim Davis: Il Tecnogiro Dell'Ornitorinco

Text by William Guerrieri, Tiziana Serena.

Tim Davis: Il Tecnogiro Dell'OrnitorincoPhotographer Tim Davis coined the term "ornitorinco" to describe the very contemporary condition of being between states in the digital environment, or "waiting for something digital to do its trick." In this monograph, Davis locates technologically induced prolonged pauses in scenes across contemporary Italy."

Featured image, "The Conversation in Piazza Maggiore," is reproduced from Tim Davis: Il Tecnogiro Dell'Ornitorinco.

Tim Davis: Il Tecnogiro Dell'Ornitorinco

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FROM THE BOOK
"In the spare grand auditorium of La Corte Ospitale in Rubiera, my Powerpoint presentation spun unmounted. I've long felt that we needed a word for this state--of one or more people awaiting something digital to do its trick--and in this delicate hall full of dignitaries and photographers, I came up with the word: 'ornitorinco.' The Platypus is an animal caught between species. It is a chimera, paddling through its Tasmanian swamps with a beaver's tail, a duck's beak, an otter's energy. It is the only poisonous mammal and the one one that lays eggs. Here in the digital world we are ornitorinchi, half in an anticipatory future, half in a suspended present and often just sitting there laying eggs."

--Tim Davis, excerpted from his text to Il Tecnogiro Dell’Ornitorinco.

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