First decent new sentence I’ve added to my PhD draft for a couple of weeks:
Flickr can be viewed as the site of a vernacular â€˜relational aestheticsâ€™ (Bourriaud, 2002), where the object of the aesthetic is no longer the image itself, but the â€˜modes of social connectionâ€™ (McQuire, 2006, pp. 263) that are both made possible by and flow through the image.
Bourriaud, Nicolas. (2002) Relational Aesthetics. English ed. Dijon, Les presses du reel.
McQuire, Scott (2006) ‘Technology.’ Theory, Culture & Society, 23(2-3): 253-263.