Images in Contemporary Civilisation. Scopic Exstasis - Linguistic Sedimentation, and Bodily Inscription At present, we are exposed to an excessive offer of images, which raises a problem of assimilation. Subjects are increasingly passive, in ways that can border on pathological conditions. Yet, it is not so much a question of condemning this situation as of finding a way of re-symbolizing images, saving them from mere contemplation and inserting them in a process of contextualisation. Such a process requires an understanding of the role of the body and of the incorporation of images along the lines of Bachelard’s intuition of the "resisting" nature of images. This raises the possibility of an education to images suited to the present age.
Key words: Alienation, Education, Embodiment, Image, Informatics, Symbolisation.
Parole chiave: Alienazione, Educazione, Immagine, Incorporazione, Informatica, Simbolizzazione.