If instead of viewing the surface of a print of a photographic negative we see the print as a visual analogue of a statement of fact that a thing existed, here, at this time, in this space, then it isn’t too difficult to see that photograph as a source of data. Data that describes an object. The data must then be more precise if the photographs describe that object from as many viewpoints as possible, showing its entire volume in 360 degrees, similar to a scan. On an object with four sides, are four photographic views sufficient to describe the whole object or must there be 360 photographs or even 129,600?


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