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Piotr Dobkowski

Piotr Dobkowski is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Warsaw. His main interests include philosophy of technology and culture. His master thesis was devoted to reconstructing and interpreting various theoretical approaches to the question of technological progress in the first half of the twentieth century.

Articles of Piotr Dobkowski

Camera: Modern City and Photography

The connection between modern city and photography has not been frequently dealt with. However, looking into the sphere created by this unusual conceptual pair reveals significant traits of contemporary culture. The article undertakes this task by referring to the notion of a camera – an apparatus used to take pictures, but also an idea carrying connotations that originated long before the invention of the device. These characteristics are discussed through Vilém Flusser’s approach to the philosophy of photography.

Modern City (PDF 164.2 KB)

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