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daniel rubinstein on Tue, 3 Feb 2015 17:15:58 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> Call for Papers: Photography at the 21st Century

   Call for Papers:

   21st century photography: art, philosophy, technique

   5-6 June 2015

   Central Saint Martins
   University of the Arts London
   Granary Building
   Granary Square
   King's Cross
   N1C 4AA

   This trans-disciplinary conference aims to explore a series of themes
   that emerge from the understanding of contemporary photography as the
   basic unit of visual communication of the age of technology: online,
   off-line and between the lines.

   The aim is to bridge the gap between aesthetic, philosophical and
   technological approaches to the photographic image and to prompt
   participants from different backgrounds (fine art, critical theory,
   philosophy, software/hardware) to engage with each other and to open
   new avenues for the critical interrogation of the roles of images in
   contemporary culture.

   In the past decade, photography has gained momentum in public and
   private environments becoming one of the determining factors of
   contemporary life. The hyper-growth in various forms of digital imagery
   for screens provides a quintessential example. The triumph of the
   photographic image as the internally eloquent and profoundly apt
   expression of computational culture also provides a new philosophical
   lens upon which to investigate how representation affects norms of
   meaning-creation, and the ethical and political consequences of the
   acceptance of images as purveyors of truth.

   In light of such dynamics, 21st century photography: art, philosophy,
   technique seeks to address the re-birth of photography from a diversity
   of visual narratives and from the strange roles images get to perform
   in the digital moment.

   Possible themes may include, but not limited to:

   o Situating photography within the framework of contemporary philosophy
   o The aesthetics of repetition, reproduction and copy
   o The political implications of visual practices
   o New theoretical models for assessing contemporary image culture
   o Duration and temporality of the `still' image
   o Sensorial and bodily experience of photography
   o  Photography and the post-human
   o Theoretical dimensions of the idea of `representation'
   o Data, information and algorithms in the visual field
   o Archiving and curating the immaterial image
   o Augmented reality and immersive visual environments
   o Non-visual dimensions of photography

   500-word abstracts for 20-minute presentations should be sent to Dr
   Daniel Rubinstein at [1]photoconference {AT} csm.arts.ac.uk by 10/03/2015.

   Selected conference papers will be published in a special issue of the
   journal [2]Philosophy of Photography.


   1. mailto:photoconference {AT} csm.arts.ac.uk
   2. http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=186/
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