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How to See the World – Introduction


The introduction of ‘How to See the World‘ by Nicholas Mirzoeff, holds many key points. First key point is how an image can create a big impact on the world. The Blue Marble as an example. This photo was taken in 1972 and is believed to be the most reproduced photograph ever. This interests me because this image was how people actually saw the world, shows the planet as a whole and its simplicity. (Mirzoeff, 3)

One key point for me, are the four key registers. the world is young, urban, wired and hot. This interests me because I am part of this urban, wired youth and the world is able to connect through images and the internet. (Mirzoeff, 5)

Lastly, Mirzoeff uses the idea of how the world is constantly changing, like in some kind of revolution. This point is interesting because it shows that the world is a forever changing thing, and that the systems that represent us worldwide are changing. (Mirzoeff, 7)

Key Terms 

Mirzoeff stated that “None of these changes are settled or stable.” (7) when talking about the world. To me, this term means that it is important for us people to understand why the world is forever changing and that we have to accept that these changes are not stable or settled.  The concept that change is inevitable.

Texts Referenced:

(Mirzoeff, Nicholas. “Introduction”. How to See the World. London: Pelican, 2015. 1-11. Print)