A headshot of Niklas Luhmann with a somewhat pixelated appearance, which invites the viewer to view it more closely. After doing so, one realizes that the entire picture is composed of images of note cards from his zettelkasten that when viewed from afar look like a very photorealistic version of him.
A very clever and creative way to imagine an image of Niklas Luhmann in a way which indicates that “the medium is the message.”

Image via Alexander Kluge/ Universität Bielefeld

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  1. A very clever and creative way to imagine an image of Niklas Luhmann in a way which indicates that “the medium is the message.”

    Alt text of the posted photo: A headshot of Niklas Luhmann with a somewhat pixelated appearance, which invites the viewer to view it more closely. After doing so, one realizes that the entire picture is composed of images of note cards from his zettelkasten that when viewed from afar look like a very photorealistic version of him.

    https://uni-bielefeld.de/_internal/cimg!0/n5hbog37hjm6et1fgve4sra5boantyl.jpeg

    Image via Alexander Kluge/ Universität Bielefeld

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