Andrew Dewdney is a research professor at London South Bank University whose current research is focused upon the intersections of art, media and technology. He is currently co-authoring a book upon how the discourses of art, media and technology play out in the contemporary art museum. From 2007 until 2010 he was the principal investigator of a major national AHRC funded project in collaboration with Tate Britain entitled Tate Encounters: Britshness and Visual Cultures. In 2014 he collaborated with Tate and The Royal College of Art on an AHRC funded research project looking at Cultural Value and the Digital in the Museum. He is an advisory board member for the peer-reviewed journals Photographies and Philosophy of Photography. He is a member of the board of trustees of Culture24. He has written, presented and published widely within media, communications and museology.
The University of YouTube: the medium, the user, photography and the search for really useful knowledge.
This short text is the result of an attempt to understand photographic theory by YouTube, which took the shape of an online errand of forking paths, full of interesting digressions, leading of course everywhere and nowhere.