Unremarkable on the Face of It

Unremarkable on the Face of It

Date: December 3, 2009
Creator: O'Connor, Brian Clark
Description: This paper was part of a series by the Smithsonian Photography Initiative 'Click! Photography Changes Everything'. This paper discusses family photographs and how sometimes seemingly unremarkable snapshots can be truly remarkable.
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Access to Film and Video Works: Surrogates for Moving Image Documents

Access to Film and Video Works: Surrogates for Moving Image Documents

Date: 1984
Creator: O'Connor, Brian Clark
Description: This doctoral dissertation discusses access to film and video works. Physical and intellectual access to moving image documents is insufficient, often insignificant, at the level of the individual user. Existing access tools suffer from a lack of recognition of the differences between linguistic text communication and image communication. Browsing and relevance judgements are made difficult by the physical realities of film and video documents - one cannot flip through them - and by the habits of serial and passive viewing.
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Iris Studio Brightened

Iris Studio Brightened

Date: unknown
Creator: O'Connor, Brian Clark
Description: Photograph of several irises grouped together. The irises are varying colors including purple, orange, yellow and white.
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Counterfactual Image of Don and Marge 1946

Counterfactual Image of Don and Marge 1946

Date: unknown
Creator: O'Connor, Brian Clark
Description: This photograph depicts a couple standing on the sidewalk next to a street. There are buildings in the background and snow along the ground. The couple appears in black and white and the surroundings appear in color. The photographer placed the black and white photograph of the couple taken in 1946 and put it on top of a photograph of the same location taken over 50 years later.
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EXIF and Electric Boat

EXIF and Electric Boat

Date: unknown
Creator: O'Connor, Brian Clark
Description: This photograph shows a Nikon camera on a tripod in the middle of a an electric boat. The electric boat is sitting on the edge of the water. Over the image, photographic information is listed in white font.
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Reconstructing Bellour: Automating the Semiotic Analysis of Film

Reconstructing Bellour: Automating the Semiotic Analysis of Film

Date: June 2009
Creator: Anderson, Richard L. & O'Connor, Brian Clark
Description: This article discusses automating the semiotic analysis of film, including visual representation, search and retrieval, and ways of seeing.
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Photography Changes Our Environmental Awareness

Photography Changes Our Environmental Awareness

Date: 2011
Creator: O'Connor, Brian Clark & Klaver, Irene
Description: This article is part of a series by the Smithsonian Photography Initiative called Click! Photography Changes Everything. This article discusses how photography and increased visibility can bridge the gap between the natural world and human interaction.
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Book Jacket as Access Mechanism: An Attribute Rich Resource for Functional Access to Academic Books

Book Jacket as Access Mechanism: An Attribute Rich Resource for Functional Access to Academic Books

Date: September 1998
Creator: O'Connor, Brian Clark & O'Connor, Mary K.
Description: Article discussing book jackets as access mechanisms. Models of document searching and book jacket design are discussed in relation to the individual scholarly searcher and new modes of document searching.
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The Functional Ontology of Filmic Documents

The Functional Ontology of Filmic Documents

Date: 2007
Creator: Anderson, Richard L.; O'Connor, Brian Clark & Kearns, Jodi L.
Description: This book chapter discusses the functional ontology of filmic documents. The authors examine a few phases of probing of filmic documents, and the relationship between structure and meaning. The authors have taken the liberty of sketching the earlier phases and of presenting the most recent in somewhat more detail. Considerations of the early phases, among other issues of document use, led to the functional ontology construction as a foundation for this probing and for wider concerns within the arena of messages, meanings, and uses.
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Hunting and Gathering on the Information Savanna

Hunting and Gathering on the Information Savanna

Date: 2003
Creator: O'Connor, Brian Clark; Copeland, Jud H., 1943- & Kearns, Jodi L.
Description: In this book, the authors offer three different arenas of nontrivial information seeking for our consideration: "Submarine Chasing" explores the thoughts of a highly decorated Cold War submarine hunter. "Bounty Hunting" involves a long and convoluted search for a reported bond skipper. "Engineering Design" presents a content analysis of the few works in epistemological foundations of engineering design activity. These stories, told at great length and in considerable detail, are framed within a foundational model that links the simple act of document seeking to the broader issue of making one's way through life in the physical world. In each case, the authors ramble, mull, and stumble upon ideas without the least prior constraint, developing some threads quite fully and leaving others to tease us, but never ever throwing us to the lions.
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