It would be rash to argue that codec standardisation constitutes a conspiracy to blinker our perceptions. On the other hand, it would be naïve to deny that they inform the way we see and feel space, movement and time, the operations of light and colour (Mackenzie 2008; Cubitt 2008). Codecs establish an aesthetic: they are the frames through which we observe and construct the world and our experience of it.
(Cubitt, Palmer, & Tkacz, 2015 p 22)
- Cubitt, S., Palmer, D., & Tkacz, N. (2015). Digital light.