4.14.10 Knowing the World through Reproductive Media

We live in a society of images. The final sentence of Chapter 14 (entitled Halftones to Bytes) reads as follows: "First, we see the world through a television, computer, or PDA; later, the world confirms what we have seen on the screen."

I captured the above image roughly a month ago on the final hill of a collegiate cycling road race in Newnan, GA. The results from the race show that the first few riders in the peloton in this photo finished in roughly this same order (though it was slightly different as the final sprint - which followed shortly after the photo was taken - took place), and they were posted online shortly after the event finished. Later, my photo was posted, and it served to confirm what took place that Saturday at the bike race.

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