Introduction: On the Verge of Photography, Imaging, Mobile Art, Humans and Computers

Introduction: On the Verge of Photography, Imaging, Mobile Art, Humans and Computers

2013-08-28 2013: On the Verge of Photography, Imaging, Mobile Art, Humans and Computers

Prof Johnny Golding Introduces the two day Conference:

On the Verge of Photography:
Imaging, Mobile Art, Humans & Computers
The AHRC Photography Research Network
A CMCR (LSBU) and CFAR (BIAD-BCU) sponsored Event

Keynotes: Professor Barbara Bolt (Painter/Media Arts Philosopher; Victorian College of Art, Univ Melbourne).
Jo Longhurst (Artist, London)
Martin Reinhart (Artist & Inventor, Vienna)

24—25 May 2013
Centre for Fine Art Research (CFAR), Birmingham City University
Centre for Media & Culture Research (CMCR), London South Bank University
in association with the journal Philosophy of Photography

This was the last major conference in a series which considered whether there is a need to rethink spatiality and temporality in light of new strategies for mediating the world through photography. Furthermore it asked whether there is a need to examine the methodological and epistemological bases of representation in the face of digital imaging and computer metadata. Papers presented spanned new speculations on theory, analysis and provocations that reframe photographic theory and our understandings of the utility, temporality and circulation of digital images.

The conference sought to establish transdisciplinary connections between photography and the following fields of study: photography and digital imaging, the wild sciences, performance studies, contemporary/continental philosophy, cultural studies, aurality, multiversal methodologies, fine art, computing sciences including artificial intelligence and augmented reality, literary / critical studies.

The conference programme can be found online http://bit.ly/vopprog

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