The overwhelming accumulation of images online has diminished the value of the image. Through the single-use nature of a tear-book, this archive tries to restore a sense of exclusivity to the images that have lost their value in today’s digital landscape.
The Public Domain Tear-Book was left out for my peers and advisors to flip through and tear out pages from during the 30-minute walkabout in my Design Studio class. Afterwards, several pages of the book had been torn out and the unique images belonged only to the people who had torn out the pages.
The second part of my project explores if images from the public domain would be valued more if presented differently in the same digital setting. The webpage below is an archive of images presented digitally as if they were images presented through a View-Master.