The title of this issue - Living Life in Pictures - is taken from Michelle Henning's essay on the history of the Isotype and its reception (Isotype is an early twentieth-century technique for the graphic display of social information). This phrase ...
could, in fact, apply to many aspects of the contemporary condition which a number of our contributors examine here, because this issue has a strong emphasis on visual culture, a field in which new formations retains a strong historic interest. However, the fact is that the title of this collection has been chosen for its evocative quality, as an invitation to reflection, rather than as a strategy to impose any arbitrary coherence on its contents. This is one of our much-valued but too rare general issues, presenting the best work that has been submitted to the journal - commissioned or unsolicited - over the past few years. As such, it presents a unique selection of work at the intersection between cultural theory, political philosophy, visual culture, critical economics, cultural geography, sociology and film studies.