Wednesday
May072014

Polish Translation of my Bioethics in the Age of New Media just out

The Polish edition of my book, Bioethics in the Age of New Media (MIT Press, 2009), is just out. A massive thank-you to Prof. Ryczard Nycz and Prof. Ewa Domanska, who have made it happen - and to my invaluable translator and friend Patrycja Poniatowska, for doing such an amazing job with the text. I'm having a book launch at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow on 5th June 2014. More information about the Polish translation of the book is available here.

You can download the introduction in Polish from here.

 

Sunday
May042014

Two photography conferences

I'm speaking at two photography conferences in London this month.

Photography and Abstraction: A Symposium

Friday 9 May 2014, 10.00 – 6.00 (followed by drinks)
Room 501, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW

PROGRAMME:

10.00 Coffee

10.30-12.30 Panel 1

Mark Dorrian (Edinburgh), “Medium/Violence/Abstraction”
Andy Fisher (Goldsmiths), “On the Scales of Photographic Abstraction”
David Bate (Westminster), “Daguerre’s Abstraction”
Chair: David Cunningham (IMCC)

12.30-1.30 Lunch

1.30-3.30 Panel 2

Clare Birchall (King’s, London), “Aesthetics of the Secret”
Peter Adey (Royal Hollway), “Capture and Testimony in the Art of Levity”
Ella Chmielewska (Edinburgh), “Writing Between the Photograph and Abstraction”
Chair: John Beck (IMCC)

3.30 Coffee

4.00-6.00 Panel 3

Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths), “Photography After the Human”
John Roberts (Wolverhampton), “Ideation and Photography: Critique of Laruelle’s Concept of Abstraction”
Chair: Sas Mays (IMCC)

6.00 Drinks

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© Ed Fry / Transactions symposium

Transactions is an interdisciplinary symposium exploring new directions in contemporary imaging from the perspectives of art, science and technology taking place a the University of Westminster from 22-23 May 2014. The symposium will bring together academics, artists, students and professionals working in contemporary imaging, to create opportunities for knowledge exchange, demonstration and discussion. Transactions aims to traverse discursive boundaries between disciplines, to build shared vocabularies, mutual understanding and new synergies.

The symposium is organised by the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design of the University of Westminster, with the co-operation of the Imaging Science Group of The Royal Photographic Society. The President of The RPS, Derek Birch HonFRPS, and the Faculty’s Dean, Prof Kerstin Mey, will open the event, which will include sessions on Photographic Theory and Scientific Imaging (in day 1), Imaging Science and Photographic practice (in day 2), interactive installations and workshops (on both days). 

All About Imaging: Transactions
22-23 May 2014
University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, London, HA1 3TP
Co-Chairs: Sophie Triantaphillidou, Heather Barnett

Programme

Thursday 22 May

9:00 Registration / Coffee

9:30 Symposium Opening
  • Derek Birch (President, RPS), Kerstin Mey (Dean, Faculty of Media Arts and Design)

9:40-11:00 Session 1 – Chair: Eugenie Shinkle
  • Oliver Grau, University of Danube: Complex expressions in digital arts imagery (keynote)
  • Kerstin Mey, University of Westminster: Vision and visuality: On the work of AES+F

11:30-1:00 Session 2 – Chair: Heather Barnett
  • Susan Aldworth, Artist: Transience
  • Andrew Carnie, Artist: Data embodiment
  • Howard Boland, C-LAB: Living mirror

1:00-2.00 Lunch + demos + imagery*

2:00-3:30 Session 3 – Chair: Aleka Psarrou
  • Carrina Parraman, University of the West of England: 2.5D printing
  • Vicente Morell, University of Alicante: Contributions to 3D data processing
  • Matthieu Chavent, University of Oxford: Under the scientific picture 

4:00-5:30 Session 4 – Chair: John Smith
  • Francis Ring, University of South Wales: Imaging the invisible in medicine
  • Gary Evans, Science Photo Library: A chemical adventure in high-speed imaging
  • Afzal Ansary, The Royal Photographic Society: Scientific imaging - an essential tool 

5:30 PRS International Images for Science 2103 exhibition opening London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus 

Friday 23 May

9:00 Registration / Coffee

9:25 Opening
  • Sophie Triantaphillidou (Co-Chair, Faculty of Media, Arts and Design)

9:30-11:00 Session 1 – Chair: Ralph Jacobson
  • Lindsay MacDonald, UCL: Perceptual transactions: simulating real appearance 
  • John Jarvis, University of Westminster: Sensitivity to shape and detail in complex images
  • Sabine Susstrunk, Polytechnic of Lauzanne: Computational aesthetics 

11:30-12:30 Session 2 – Chair: Sophie Triantaphillidou
  • Chaker Larabi, University of Poitier: Is today's cinema different from yesterday's one
  • Karsten Hacker, Framestore: The making of 'Gravity' - colour considerations

12:30-2:00 Lunch + demos + workshop*

2:00-3:30 Session 3 – Chair: Silke Lange
  • David Bate, University of Westminster: The technologies of the ‘selfie’
  • Jacqueline Butler, University of Manchester: The photograph as haptic and virtual object
  • Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmiths: Curating / Open / Images

4:00-5:00 Session 4 – Chair: Liz Allen
  • Rainer Usselman, Happy Finish: Photography Vanishes
  • Jonathon Shaw, Coventry School of Art & Design: NewFotoScapes

5:00-5:45 Panel discussion, Whatever happened to photography? Chair: John Smith

5:45 Symposium Close

* Demos: Anabelle King (Fractals in nature), Howard Boland (Living mirror), Workshop: Fotis Begklis (Wishing tree – interactive story telling), Imagery: Andre Pinkowski

Symposium Fee (2 days including lunch)
General: £65. Students, Concessions, RPS members: £45

Registration & info
Email Helen Cohen (H.Cohen02@westminster.ac.uk), subject “All About Imaging”

Related exhibitions (All About Imaging delegates are invited)

RPS International Images for Science 2013 exhibition
London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, HA1 3TP
23 May-16 June
Private View 22 May, 5:30-8pm

Broad Vision - Future Human
GV Art gallery, 49 Chiltern Street, London W1U 6LY
6-28 June
Private View Thursday 5 June, 6-9pm

Image: Ed Fry

- See more at: http://www.rps.org/news/2014/april/transactions#sthash.d5Kjdcda.dpuf

Transactions is an interdisciplinary symposium exploring new directions in contemporary imaging from the perspectives of art, science and technology taking place a the University of Westminster from 22-23 May 2014. The symposium will bring together academics, artists, students and professionals working in contemporary imaging, to create opportunities for knowledge exchange, demonstration and discussion. Transactions aims to traverse discursive boundaries between disciplines, to build shared vocabularies, mutual understanding and new synergies.

The symposium is organised by the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design of the University of Westminster, with the co-operation of the Imaging Science Group of The Royal Photographic Society. The President of The RPS, Derek Birch HonFRPS, and the Faculty’s Dean, Prof Kerstin Mey, will open the event, which will include sessions on Photographic Theory and Scientific Imaging (in day 1), Imaging Science and Photographic practice (in day 2), interactive installations and workshops (on both days). 

All About Imaging: Transactions
22-23 May 2014
University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, London, HA1 3TP
Co-Chairs: Sophie Triantaphillidou, Heather Barnett

Programme

Thursday 22 May

9:00 Registration / Coffee

9:30 Symposium Opening
  • Derek Birch (President, RPS), Kerstin Mey (Dean, Faculty of Media Arts and Design)

9:40-11:00 Session 1 – Chair: Eugenie Shinkle
  • Oliver Grau, University of Danube: Complex expressions in digital arts imagery (keynote)
  • Kerstin Mey, University of Westminster: Vision and visuality: On the work of AES+F

11:30-1:00 Session 2 – Chair: Heather Barnett
  • Susan Aldworth, Artist: Transience
  • Andrew Carnie, Artist: Data embodiment
  • Howard Boland, C-LAB: Living mirror

1:00-2.00 Lunch + demos + imagery*

2:00-3:30 Session 3 – Chair: Aleka Psarrou
  • Carrina Parraman, University of the West of England: 2.5D printing
  • Vicente Morell, University of Alicante: Contributions to 3D data processing
  • Matthieu Chavent, University of Oxford: Under the scientific picture 

4:00-5:30 Session 4 – Chair: John Smith
  • Francis Ring, University of South Wales: Imaging the invisible in medicine
  • Gary Evans, Science Photo Library: A chemical adventure in high-speed imaging
  • Afzal Ansary, The Royal Photographic Society: Scientific imaging - an essential tool 

5:30 PRS International Images for Science 2103 exhibition opening London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus 

Friday 23 May

9:00 Registration / Coffee

9:25 Opening
  • Sophie Triantaphillidou (Co-Chair, Faculty of Media, Arts and Design)

9:30-11:00 Session 1 – Chair: Ralph Jacobson
  • Lindsay MacDonald, UCL: Perceptual transactions: simulating real appearance 
  • John Jarvis, University of Westminster: Sensitivity to shape and detail in complex images
  • Sabine Susstrunk, Polytechnic of Lauzanne: Computational aesthetics 

11:30-12:30 Session 2 – Chair: Sophie Triantaphillidou
  • Chaker Larabi, University of Poitier: Is today's cinema different from yesterday's one
  • Karsten Hacker, Framestore: The making of 'Gravity' - colour considerations

12:30-2:00 Lunch + demos + workshop*

2:00-3:30 Session 3 – Chair: Silke Lange
  • David Bate, University of Westminster: The technologies of the ‘selfie’
  • Jacqueline Butler, University of Manchester: The photograph as haptic and virtual object
  • Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmiths: Curating / Open / Images

4:00-5:00 Session 4 – Chair: Liz Allen
  • Rainer Usselman, Happy Finish: Photography Vanishes
  • Jonathon Shaw, Coventry School of Art & Design: NewFotoScapes

5:00-5:45 Panel discussion, Whatever happened to photography? Chair: John Smith

5:45 Symposium Close

* Demos: Anabelle King (Fractals in nature), Howard Boland (Living mirror), Workshop: Fotis Begklis (Wishing tree – interactive story telling), Imagery: Andre Pinkowski

Symposium Fee (2 days including lunch)
General: £65. Students, Concessions, RPS members: £45

Registration & info
Email Helen Cohen (H.Cohen02@westminster.ac.uk), subject “All About Imaging”

Related exhibitions (All About Imaging delegates are invited)

RPS International Images for Science 2013 exhibition
London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, HA1 3TP
23 May-16 June
Private View 22 May, 5:30-8pm

Broad Vision - Future Human
GV Art gallery, 49 Chiltern Street, London W1U 6LY
6-28 June
Private View Thursday 5 June, 6-9pm

Image: Ed Fry

- See more at: http://www.rps.org/news/2014/april/transactions#sthash.d5Kjdcda.dpuf

Transactions is an interdisciplinary symposium exploring new directions in contemporary imaging from the perspectives of art, science and technology taking place a the University of Westminster from 22-23 May 2014. The symposium will bring together academics, artists, students and professionals working in contemporary imaging, to create opportunities for knowledge exchange, demonstration and discussion. Transactions aims to traverse discursive boundaries between disciplines, to build shared vocabularies, mutual understanding and new synergies.

The symposium is organised by the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design of the University of Westminster, with the co-operation of the Imaging Science Group of The Royal Photographic Society. The President of The RPS, Derek Birch HonFRPS, and the Faculty’s Dean, Prof Kerstin Mey, will open the event, which will include sessions on Photographic Theory and Scientific Imaging (in day 1), Imaging Science and Photographic practice (in day 2), interactive installations and workshops (on both days). 

All About Imaging: Transactions
22-23 May 2014
University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, London, HA1 3TP
Co-Chairs: Sophie Triantaphillidou, Heather Barnett

Programme

Thursday 22 May

9:00 Registration / Coffee

9:30 Symposium Opening
  • Derek Birch (President, RPS), Kerstin Mey (Dean, Faculty of Media Arts and Design)

9:40-11:00 Session 1 – Chair: Eugenie Shinkle
  • Oliver Grau, University of Danube: Complex expressions in digital arts imagery (keynote)
  • Kerstin Mey, University of Westminster: Vision and visuality: On the work of AES+F

11:30-1:00 Session 2 – Chair: Heather Barnett
  • Susan Aldworth, Artist: Transience
  • Andrew Carnie, Artist: Data embodiment
  • Howard Boland, C-LAB: Living mirror

1:00-2.00 Lunch + demos + imagery*

2:00-3:30 Session 3 – Chair: Aleka Psarrou
  • Carrina Parraman, University of the West of England: 2.5D printing
  • Vicente Morell, University of Alicante: Contributions to 3D data processing
  • Matthieu Chavent, University of Oxford: Under the scientific picture 

4:00-5:30 Session 4 – Chair: John Smith
  • Francis Ring, University of South Wales: Imaging the invisible in medicine
  • Gary Evans, Science Photo Library: A chemical adventure in high-speed imaging
  • Afzal Ansary, The Royal Photographic Society: Scientific imaging - an essential tool 

5:30 PRS International Images for Science 2103 exhibition opening London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus 

Friday 23 May

9:00 Registration / Coffee

9:25 Opening
  • Sophie Triantaphillidou (Co-Chair, Faculty of Media, Arts and Design)

9:30-11:00 Session 1 – Chair: Ralph Jacobson
  • Lindsay MacDonald, UCL: Perceptual transactions: simulating real appearance 
  • John Jarvis, University of Westminster: Sensitivity to shape and detail in complex images
  • Sabine Susstrunk, Polytechnic of Lauzanne: Computational aesthetics 

11:30-12:30 Session 2 – Chair: Sophie Triantaphillidou
  • Chaker Larabi, University of Poitier: Is today's cinema different from yesterday's one
  • Karsten Hacker, Framestore: The making of 'Gravity' - colour considerations

12:30-2:00 Lunch + demos + workshop*

2:00-3:30 Session 3 – Chair: Silke Lange
  • David Bate, University of Westminster: The technologies of the ‘selfie’
  • Jacqueline Butler, University of Manchester: The photograph as haptic and virtual object
  • Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmiths: Curating / Open / Images

4:00-5:00 Session 4 – Chair: Liz Allen
  • Rainer Usselman, Happy Finish: Photography Vanishes
  • Jonathon Shaw, Coventry School of Art & Design: NewFotoScapes

5:00-5:45 Panel discussion, Whatever happened to photography? Chair: John Smith

5:45 Symposium Close

* Demos: Anabelle King (Fractals in nature), Howard Boland (Living mirror), Workshop: Fotis Begklis (Wishing tree – interactive story telling), Imagery: Andre Pinkowski

Symposium Fee (2 days including lunch)
General: £65. Students, Concessions, RPS members: £45

Registration & info
Email Helen Cohen (H.Cohen02@westminster.ac.uk), subject “All About Imaging”

Related exhibitions (All About Imaging delegates are invited)

RPS International Images for Science 2013 exhibition
London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, HA1 3TP
23 May-16 June
Private View 22 May, 5:30-8pm

Broad Vision - Future Human
GV Art gallery, 49 Chiltern Street, London W1U 6LY
6-28 June
Private View Thursday 5 June, 6-9pm

Image: Ed Fry

- See more at: http://www.rps.org/news/2014/april/transactions#sthash.d5Kjdcda.dpuf

Transactions is an interdisciplinary symposium exploring new directions in contemporary imaging from the perspectives of art, science and technology taking place a the University of Westminster from 22-23 May 2014. The symposium will bring together academics, artists, students and professionals working in contemporary imaging, to create opportunities for knowledge exchange, demonstration and discussion. Transactions aims to traverse discursive boundaries between disciplines, to build shared vocabularies, mutual understanding and new synergies.

The symposium is organised by the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design of the University of Westminster, with the co-operation of the Imaging Science Group of The Royal Photographic Society. The President of The RPS, Derek Birch HonFRPS, and the Faculty’s Dean, Prof Kerstin Mey, will open the event, which will include sessions on Photographic Theory and Scientific Imaging (in day 1), Imaging Science and Photographic practice (in day 2), interactive installations and workshops (on both days). 

All About Imaging: Transactions
22-23 May 2014
University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, London, HA1 3TP
Co-Chairs: Sophie Triantaphillidou, Heather Barnett

Programme

Thursday 22 May

9:00 Registration / Coffee

9:30 Symposium Opening
  • Derek Birch (President, RPS), Kerstin Mey (Dean, Faculty of Media Arts and Design)

9:40-11:00 Session 1 – Chair: Eugenie Shinkle
  • Oliver Grau, University of Danube: Complex expressions in digital arts imagery (keynote)
  • Kerstin Mey, University of Westminster: Vision and visuality: On the work of AES+F

11:30-1:00 Session 2 – Chair: Heather Barnett
  • Susan Aldworth, Artist: Transience
  • Andrew Carnie, Artist: Data embodiment
  • Howard Boland, C-LAB: Living mirror

1:00-2.00 Lunch + demos + imagery*

2:00-3:30 Session 3 – Chair: Aleka Psarrou
  • Carrina Parraman, University of the West of England: 2.5D printing
  • Vicente Morell, University of Alicante: Contributions to 3D data processing
  • Matthieu Chavent, University of Oxford: Under the scientific picture 

4:00-5:30 Session 4 – Chair: John Smith
  • Francis Ring, University of South Wales: Imaging the invisible in medicine
  • Gary Evans, Science Photo Library: A chemical adventure in high-speed imaging
  • Afzal Ansary, The Royal Photographic Society: Scientific imaging - an essential tool 

5:30 PRS International Images for Science 2103 exhibition opening London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus 

Friday 23 May

9:00 Registration / Coffee

9:25 Opening
  • Sophie Triantaphillidou (Co-Chair, Faculty of Media, Arts and Design)

9:30-11:00 Session 1 – Chair: Ralph Jacobson
  • Lindsay MacDonald, UCL: Perceptual transactions: simulating real appearance 
  • John Jarvis, University of Westminster: Sensitivity to shape and detail in complex images
  • Sabine Susstrunk, Polytechnic of Lauzanne: Computational aesthetics 

11:30-12:30 Session 2 – Chair: Sophie Triantaphillidou
  • Chaker Larabi, University of Poitier: Is today's cinema different from yesterday's one
  • Karsten Hacker, Framestore: The making of 'Gravity' - colour considerations

12:30-2:00 Lunch + demos + workshop*

2:00-3:30 Session 3 – Chair: Silke Lange
  • David Bate, University of Westminster: The technologies of the ‘selfie’
  • Jacqueline Butler, University of Manchester: The photograph as haptic and virtual object
  • Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmiths: Curating / Open / Images

4:00-5:00 Session 4 – Chair: Liz Allen
  • Rainer Usselman, Happy Finish: Photography Vanishes
  • Jonathon Shaw, Coventry School of Art & Design: NewFotoScapes

5:00-5:45 Panel discussion, Whatever happened to photography? Chair: John Smith

5:45 Symposium Close

* Demos: Anabelle King (Fractals in nature), Howard Boland (Living mirror), Workshop: Fotis Begklis (Wishing tree – interactive story telling), Imagery: Andre Pinkowski

Symposium Fee (2 days including lunch)
General: £65. Students, Concessions, RPS members: £45

Registration & info
Email Helen Cohen (H.Cohen02@westminster.ac.uk), subject “All About Imaging”

Related exhibitions (All About Imaging delegates are invited)

RPS International Images for Science 2013 exhibition
London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, HA1 3TP
23 May-16 June
Private View 22 May, 5:30-8pm

Broad Vision - Future Human
GV Art gallery, 49 Chiltern Street, London W1U 6LY
6-28 June
Private View Thursday 5 June, 6-9pm

Image: Ed Fry

- See more at: http://www.rps.org/news/2014/april/transactions#sthash.d5Kjdcda.dpuf

All About Imaging: Transactions

22-23 May 2014
University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, London, HA1 3TP
Co-Chairs: Sophie Triantaphillidou, Heather Barnett
Programme

Transactions is an interdisciplinary symposium exploring new directions in contemporary imaging from the perspectives of art, science and technology taking place a the University of Westminster from 22-23 May 2014. The symposium will bring together academics, artists, students and professionals working in contemporary imaging, to create opportunities for knowledge exchange, demonstration and discussion. Transactions aims to traverse discursive boundaries between disciplines, to build shared vocabularies, mutual understanding and new synergies.

The symposium is organised by the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design of the University of Westminster, with the co-operation of the Imaging Science Group of The Royal Photographic Society. The President of The RPS, Derek Birch HonFRPS, and the Faculty’s Dean, Prof Kerstin Mey, will open the event, which will include sessions on Photographic Theory and Scientific Imaging (in day 1), Imaging Science and Photographic practice (in day 2), interactive installations and workshops (on both days). 

All About Imaging: Transactions
22-23 May 2014
University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, London, HA1 3TP
Co-Chairs: Sophie Triantaphillidou, Heather Barnett

Programme

Thursday 22 May

9:00 Registration / Coffee

9:30 Symposium Opening
  • Derek Birch (President, RPS), Kerstin Mey (Dean, Faculty of Media Arts and Design)

9:40-11:00 Session 1 – Chair: Eugenie Shinkle
  • Oliver Grau, University of Danube: Complex expressions in digital arts imagery (keynote)
  • Kerstin Mey, University of Westminster: Vision and visuality: On the work of AES+F

11:30-1:00 Session 2 – Chair: Heather Barnett
  • Susan Aldworth, Artist: Transience
  • Andrew Carnie, Artist: Data embodiment
  • Howard Boland, C-LAB: Living mirror

1:00-2.00 Lunch + demos + imagery*

2:00-3:30 Session 3 – Chair: Aleka Psarrou
  • Carrina Parraman, University of the West of England: 2.5D printing
  • Vicente Morell, University of Alicante: Contributions to 3D data processing
  • Matthieu Chavent, University of Oxford: Under the scientific picture 

4:00-5:30 Session 4 – Chair: John Smith
  • Francis Ring, University of South Wales: Imaging the invisible in medicine
  • Gary Evans, Science Photo Library: A chemical adventure in high-speed imaging
  • Afzal Ansary, The Royal Photographic Society: Scientific imaging - an essential tool 

5:30 PRS International Images for Science 2103 exhibition opening London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus 

Friday 23 May

9:00 Registration / Coffee

9:25 Opening
  • Sophie Triantaphillidou (Co-Chair, Faculty of Media, Arts and Design)

9:30-11:00 Session 1 – Chair: Ralph Jacobson
  • Lindsay MacDonald, UCL: Perceptual transactions: simulating real appearance 
  • John Jarvis, University of Westminster: Sensitivity to shape and detail in complex images
  • Sabine Susstrunk, Polytechnic of Lauzanne: Computational aesthetics 

11:30-12:30 Session 2 – Chair: Sophie Triantaphillidou
  • Chaker Larabi, University of Poitier: Is today's cinema different from yesterday's one
  • Karsten Hacker, Framestore: The making of 'Gravity' - colour considerations

12:30-2:00 Lunch + demos + workshop*

2:00-3:30 Session 3 – Chair: Silke Lange
  • David Bate, University of Westminster: The technologies of the ‘selfie’
  • Jacqueline Butler, University of Manchester: The photograph as haptic and virtual object
  • Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmiths: Curating / Open / Images

4:00-5:00 Session 4 – Chair: Liz Allen
  • Rainer Usselman, Happy Finish: Photography Vanishes
  • Jonathon Shaw, Coventry School of Art & Design: NewFotoScapes

5:00-5:45 Panel discussion, Whatever happened to photography? Chair: John Smith

5:45 Symposium Close

* Demos: Anabelle King (Fractals in nature), Howard Boland (Living mirror), Workshop: Fotis Begklis (Wishing tree – interactive story telling), Imagery: Andre Pinkowski

Symposium Fee (2 days including lunch)
General: £65. Students, Concessions, RPS members: £45

Registration & info
Email Helen Cohen (H.Cohen02@westminster.ac.uk), subject “All About Imaging”

Related exhibitions (All About Imaging delegates are invited)

RPS International Images for Science 2013 exhibition
London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, HA1 3TP
23 May-16 June
Private View 22 May, 5:30-8pm

Broad Vision - Future Human
GV Art gallery, 49 Chiltern Street, London W1U 6LY
6-28 June
Private View Thursday 5 June, 6-9pm

Image: Ed Fry

- See more at: http://www.rps.org/news/2014/april/transactions#sthash.d5Kjdcda.dpuf

 Transactions is an interdisciplinary symposium exploring new directions in contemporary imaging from the perspectives of art, science and technology taking place a the University of Westminster from 22-23 May 2014. The symposium will bring together academics, artists, students and professionals working in contemporary imaging, to create opportunities for knowledge exchange, demonstration and discussion. Transactions aims to traverse discursive boundaries between disciplines, to build shared vocabularies, mutual understanding and new synergies.

The symposium is organised by the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design of the University of Westminster, with the co-operation of the Imaging Science Group of The Royal Photographic Society. The President of The RPS, Derek Birch HonFRPS, and the Faculty’s Dean, Prof Kerstin Mey, will open the event, which will include sessions on Photographic Theory and Scientific Imaging (in day 1), Imaging Science and Photographic practice (in day 2), interactive installations and workshops (on both days).

Thursday 22 May

9:00 Registration / Coffee

9:30 Symposium Opening

    Derek Birch (President, RPS), Kerstin Mey (Dean, Faculty of Media Arts and Design)

9:40-11:00 Session 1 – Chair: Eugenie Shinkle

    Oliver Grau, University of Danube: Complex expressions in digital arts imagery (keynote)
    Kerstin Mey, University of Westminster: Vision and visuality: On the work of AES+F

11:30-1:00 Session 2 – Chair: Heather Barnett

    Susan Aldworth, Artist: Transience
    Andrew Carnie, Artist: Data embodiment
    Howard Boland, C-LAB: Living mirror

1:00-2.00 Lunch + demos + imagery*

2:00-3:30 Session 3 – Chair: Aleka Psarrou

    Carrina Parraman, University of the West of England: 2.5D printing
    Vicente Morell, University of Alicante: Contributions to 3D data processing
    Matthieu Chavent, University of Oxford: Under the scientific picture

4:00-5:30 Session 4 – Chair: John Smith

    Francis Ring, University of South Wales: Imaging the invisible in medicine
    Gary Evans, Science Photo Library: A chemical adventure in high-speed imaging
    Afzal Ansary, The Royal Photographic Society: Scientific imaging - an essential tool

5:30 PRS International Images for Science 2103 exhibition opening London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus 

Friday 23 May

9:00 Registration / Coffee

9:25 Opening

    Sophie Triantaphillidou (Co-Chair, Faculty of Media, Arts and Design)

9:30-11:00 Session 1 – Chair: Ralph Jacobson

    Lindsay MacDonald, UCL: Perceptual transactions: simulating real appearance
    John Jarvis, University of Westminster: Sensitivity to shape and detail in complex images
    Sabine Susstrunk, Polytechnic of Lauzanne: Computational aesthetics

11:30-12:30 Session 2 – Chair: Sophie Triantaphillidou

    Chaker Larabi, University of Poitier: Is today's cinema different from yesterday's one
    Karsten Hacker, Framestore: The making of 'Gravity' - colour considerations

12:30-2:00 Lunch + demos + workshop*

2:00-3:30 Session 3 – Chair: Silke Lange

    David Bate, University of Westminster: The technologies of the ‘selfie’
    Jacqueline Butler, University of Manchester: The photograph as haptic and virtual object
    Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmiths: Curating / Open / Images

4:00-5:00 Session 4 – Chair: Liz Allen

    Rainer Usselman, Happy Finish: Photography Vanishes
    Jonathon Shaw, Coventry School of Art & Design: NewFotoScapes

5:00-5:45 Panel discussion, Whatever happened to photography? Chair: John Smith

5:45 Symposium Close

* Demos: Anabelle King (Fractals in nature), Howard Boland (Living mirror), Workshop: Fotis Begklis (Wishing tree – interactive story telling), Imagery: Andre Pinkowski

Registration & info
Email Helen Cohen (H.Cohen02@westminster.ac.uk), subject “All About Imaging”

RPS International Images for Science 2013 exhibition
London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, HA1 3TP
23 May-16 June
Private View 22 May, 5:30-8pm

Broad Vision - Future Human
GV Art gallery, 49 Chiltern Street, London W1U 6LY
6-28 June
Private View Thursday 5 June, 6-9pm

Image: Ed Fry

Transactions is an interdisciplinary symposium exploring new directions in contemporary imaging from the perspectives of art, science and technology taking place a the University of Westminster from 22-23 May 2014. The symposium will bring together academics, artists, students and professionals working in contemporary imaging, to create opportunities for knowledge exchange, demonstration and discussion. Transactions aims to traverse discursive boundaries between disciplines, to build shared vocabularies, mutual understanding and new synergies.

The symposium is organised by the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design of the University of Westminster, with the co-operation of the Imaging Science Group of The Royal Photographic Society. The President of The RPS, Derek Birch HonFRPS, and the Faculty’s Dean, Prof Kerstin Mey, will open the event, which will include sessions on Photographic Theory and Scientific Imaging (in day 1), Imaging Science and Photographic practice (in day 2), interactive installations and workshops (on both days). 

All About Imaging: Transactions
22-23 May 2014
University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, London, HA1 3TP
Co-Chairs: Sophie Triantaphillidou, Heather Barnett

Programme

Thursday 22 May

9:00 Registration / Coffee

9:30 Symposium Opening
  • Derek Birch (President, RPS), Kerstin Mey (Dean, Faculty of Media Arts and Design)

9:40-11:00 Session 1 – Chair: Eugenie Shinkle
  • Oliver Grau, University of Danube: Complex expressions in digital arts imagery (keynote)
  • Kerstin Mey, University of Westminster: Vision and visuality: On the work of AES+F

11:30-1:00 Session 2 – Chair: Heather Barnett
  • Susan Aldworth, Artist: Transience
  • Andrew Carnie, Artist: Data embodiment
  • Howard Boland, C-LAB: Living mirror

1:00-2.00 Lunch + demos + imagery*

2:00-3:30 Session 3 – Chair: Aleka Psarrou
  • Carrina Parraman, University of the West of England: 2.5D printing
  • Vicente Morell, University of Alicante: Contributions to 3D data processing
  • Matthieu Chavent, University of Oxford: Under the scientific picture 

4:00-5:30 Session 4 – Chair: John Smith
  • Francis Ring, University of South Wales: Imaging the invisible in medicine
  • Gary Evans, Science Photo Library: A chemical adventure in high-speed imaging
  • Afzal Ansary, The Royal Photographic Society: Scientific imaging - an essential tool 

5:30 PRS International Images for Science 2103 exhibition opening London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus 

Friday 23 May

9:00 Registration / Coffee

9:25 Opening
  • Sophie Triantaphillidou (Co-Chair, Faculty of Media, Arts and Design)

9:30-11:00 Session 1 – Chair: Ralph Jacobson
  • Lindsay MacDonald, UCL: Perceptual transactions: simulating real appearance 
  • John Jarvis, University of Westminster: Sensitivity to shape and detail in complex images
  • Sabine Susstrunk, Polytechnic of Lauzanne: Computational aesthetics 

11:30-12:30 Session 2 – Chair: Sophie Triantaphillidou
  • Chaker Larabi, University of Poitier: Is today's cinema different from yesterday's one
  • Karsten Hacker, Framestore: The making of 'Gravity' - colour considerations

12:30-2:00 Lunch + demos + workshop*

2:00-3:30 Session 3 – Chair: Silke Lange
  • David Bate, University of Westminster: The technologies of the ‘selfie’
  • Jacqueline Butler, University of Manchester: The photograph as haptic and virtual object
  • Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmiths: Curating / Open / Images

4:00-5:00 Session 4 – Chair: Liz Allen
  • Rainer Usselman, Happy Finish: Photography Vanishes
  • Jonathon Shaw, Coventry School of Art & Design: NewFotoScapes

5:00-5:45 Panel discussion, Whatever happened to photography? Chair: John Smith

5:45 Symposium Close

* Demos: Anabelle King (Fractals in nature), Howard Boland (Living mirror), Workshop: Fotis Begklis (Wishing tree – interactive story telling), Imagery: Andre Pinkowski

Symposium Fee (2 days including lunch)
General: £65. Students, Concessions, RPS members: £45

Registration & info
Email Helen Cohen (H.Cohen02@westminster.ac.uk), subject “All About Imaging”

Related exhibitions (All About Imaging delegates are invited)

RPS International Images for Science 2013 exhibition
London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, HA1 3TP
23 May-16 June
Private View 22 May, 5:30-8pm

Broad Vision - Future Human
GV Art gallery, 49 Chiltern Street, London W1U 6LY
6-28 June
Private View Thursday 5 June, 6-9pm

Image: Ed Fry

- See more at: http://www.rps.org/news/2014/april/transactions#sthash.d5Kjdcda.dpuf

Transactions is an interdisciplinary symposium exploring new directions in contemporary imaging from the perspectives of art, science and technology taking place a the University of Westminster from 22-23 May 2014. The symposium will bring together academics, artists, students and professionals working in contemporary imaging, to create opportunities for knowledge exchange, demonstration and discussion. Transactions aims to traverse discursive boundaries between disciplines, to build shared vocabularies, mutual understanding and new synergies.

The symposium is organised by the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design of the University of Westminster, with the co-operation of the Imaging Science Group of The Royal Photographic Society. The President of The RPS, Derek Birch HonFRPS, and the Faculty’s Dean, Prof Kerstin Mey, will open the event, which will include sessions on Photographic Theory and Scientific Imaging (in day 1), Imaging Science and Photographic practice (in day 2), interactive installations and workshops (on both days). 

All About Imaging: Transactions
22-23 May 2014
University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, London, HA1 3TP
Co-Chairs: Sophie Triantaphillidou, Heather Barnett

Programme

Thursday 22 May

9:00 Registration / Coffee

9:30 Symposium Opening
  • Derek Birch (President, RPS), Kerstin Mey (Dean, Faculty of Media Arts and Design)

9:40-11:00 Session 1 – Chair: Eugenie Shinkle
  • Oliver Grau, University of Danube: Complex expressions in digital arts imagery (keynote)
  • Kerstin Mey, University of Westminster: Vision and visuality: On the work of AES+F

11:30-1:00 Session 2 – Chair: Heather Barnett
  • Susan Aldworth, Artist: Transience
  • Andrew Carnie, Artist: Data embodiment
  • Howard Boland, C-LAB: Living mirror

1:00-2.00 Lunch + demos + imagery*

2:00-3:30 Session 3 – Chair: Aleka Psarrou
  • Carrina Parraman, University of the West of England: 2.5D printing
  • Vicente Morell, University of Alicante: Contributions to 3D data processing
  • Matthieu Chavent, University of Oxford: Under the scientific picture 

4:00-5:30 Session 4 – Chair: John Smith
  • Francis Ring, University of South Wales: Imaging the invisible in medicine
  • Gary Evans, Science Photo Library: A chemical adventure in high-speed imaging
  • Afzal Ansary, The Royal Photographic Society: Scientific imaging - an essential tool 

5:30 PRS International Images for Science 2103 exhibition opening London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus 

Friday 23 May

9:00 Registration / Coffee

9:25 Opening
  • Sophie Triantaphillidou (Co-Chair, Faculty of Media, Arts and Design)

9:30-11:00 Session 1 – Chair: Ralph Jacobson
  • Lindsay MacDonald, UCL: Perceptual transactions: simulating real appearance 
  • John Jarvis, University of Westminster: Sensitivity to shape and detail in complex images
  • Sabine Susstrunk, Polytechnic of Lauzanne: Computational aesthetics 

11:30-12:30 Session 2 – Chair: Sophie Triantaphillidou
  • Chaker Larabi, University of Poitier: Is today's cinema different from yesterday's one
  • Karsten Hacker, Framestore: The making of 'Gravity' - colour considerations

12:30-2:00 Lunch + demos + workshop*

2:00-3:30 Session 3 – Chair: Silke Lange
  • David Bate, University of Westminster: The technologies of the ‘selfie’
  • Jacqueline Butler, University of Manchester: The photograph as haptic and virtual object
  • Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmiths: Curating / Open / Images

4:00-5:00 Session 4 – Chair: Liz Allen
  • Rainer Usselman, Happy Finish: Photography Vanishes
  • Jonathon Shaw, Coventry School of Art & Design: NewFotoScapes

5:00-5:45 Panel discussion, Whatever happened to photography? Chair: John Smith

5:45 Symposium Close

* Demos: Anabelle King (Fractals in nature), Howard Boland (Living mirror), Workshop: Fotis Begklis (Wishing tree – interactive story telling), Imagery: Andre Pinkowski

Symposium Fee (2 days including lunch)
General: £65. Students, Concessions, RPS members: £45

Registration & info
Email Helen Cohen (H.Cohen02@westminster.ac.uk), subject “All About Imaging”

Related exhibitions (All About Imaging delegates are invited)

RPS International Images for Science 2013 exhibition
London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, HA1 3TP
23 May-16 June
Private View 22 May, 5:30-8pm

Broad Vision - Future Human
GV Art gallery, 49 Chiltern Street, London W1U 6LY
6-28 June
Private View Thursday 5 June, 6-9pm

Image: Ed Fry

- See more at: http://www.rps.org/news/2014/april/transactions#sthash.d5Kjdcda.dpuf

Transactions is an interdisciplinary symposium exploring new directions in contemporary imaging from the perspectives of art, science and technology taking place a the University of Westminster from 22-23 May 2014. The symposium will bring together academics, artists, students and professionals working in contemporary imaging, to create opportunities for knowledge exchange, demonstration and discussion. Transactions aims to traverse discursive boundaries between disciplines, to build shared vocabularies, mutual understanding and new synergies.

The symposium is organised by the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design of the University of Westminster, with the co-operation of the Imaging Science Group of The Royal Photographic Society. The President of The RPS, Derek Birch HonFRPS, and the Faculty’s Dean, Prof Kerstin Mey, will open the event, which will include sessions on Photographic Theory and Scientific Imaging (in day 1), Imaging Science and Photographic practice (in day 2), interactive installations and workshops (on both days). 

All About Imaging: Transactions
22-23 May 2014
University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, London, HA1 3TP
Co-Chairs: Sophie Triantaphillidou, Heather Barnett

Programme

Thursday 22 May

9:00 Registration / Coffee

9:30 Symposium Opening
  • Derek Birch (President, RPS), Kerstin Mey (Dean, Faculty of Media Arts and Design)

9:40-11:00 Session 1 – Chair: Eugenie Shinkle
  • Oliver Grau, University of Danube: Complex expressions in digital arts imagery (keynote)
  • Kerstin Mey, University of Westminster: Vision and visuality: On the work of AES+F

11:30-1:00 Session 2 – Chair: Heather Barnett
  • Susan Aldworth, Artist: Transience
  • Andrew Carnie, Artist: Data embodiment
  • Howard Boland, C-LAB: Living mirror

1:00-2.00 Lunch + demos + imagery*

2:00-3:30 Session 3 – Chair: Aleka Psarrou
  • Carrina Parraman, University of the West of England: 2.5D printing
  • Vicente Morell, University of Alicante: Contributions to 3D data processing
  • Matthieu Chavent, University of Oxford: Under the scientific picture 

4:00-5:30 Session 4 – Chair: John Smith
  • Francis Ring, University of South Wales: Imaging the invisible in medicine
  • Gary Evans, Science Photo Library: A chemical adventure in high-speed imaging
  • Afzal Ansary, The Royal Photographic Society: Scientific imaging - an essential tool 

5:30 PRS International Images for Science 2103 exhibition opening London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus 

Friday 23 May

9:00 Registration / Coffee

9:25 Opening
  • Sophie Triantaphillidou (Co-Chair, Faculty of Media, Arts and Design)

9:30-11:00 Session 1 – Chair: Ralph Jacobson
  • Lindsay MacDonald, UCL: Perceptual transactions: simulating real appearance 
  • John Jarvis, University of Westminster: Sensitivity to shape and detail in complex images
  • Sabine Susstrunk, Polytechnic of Lauzanne: Computational aesthetics 

11:30-12:30 Session 2 – Chair: Sophie Triantaphillidou
  • Chaker Larabi, University of Poitier: Is today's cinema different from yesterday's one
  • Karsten Hacker, Framestore: The making of 'Gravity' - colour considerations

12:30-2:00 Lunch + demos + workshop*

2:00-3:30 Session 3 – Chair: Silke Lange
  • David Bate, University of Westminster: The technologies of the ‘selfie’
  • Jacqueline Butler, University of Manchester: The photograph as haptic and virtual object
  • Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmiths: Curating / Open / Images

4:00-5:00 Session 4 – Chair: Liz Allen
  • Rainer Usselman, Happy Finish: Photography Vanishes
  • Jonathon Shaw, Coventry School of Art & Design: NewFotoScapes

5:00-5:45 Panel discussion, Whatever happened to photography? Chair: John Smith

5:45 Symposium Close

* Demos: Anabelle King (Fractals in nature), Howard Boland (Living mirror), Workshop: Fotis Begklis (Wishing tree – interactive story telling), Imagery: Andre Pinkowski

Symposium Fee (2 days including lunch)
General: £65. Students, Concessions, RPS members: £45

Registration & info
Email Helen Cohen (H.Cohen02@westminster.ac.uk), subject “All About Imaging”

Related exhibitions (All About Imaging delegates are invited)

RPS International Images for Science 2013 exhibition
London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, HA1 3TP
23 May-16 June
Private View 22 May, 5:30-8pm

Broad Vision - Future Human
GV Art gallery, 49 Chiltern Street, London W1U 6LY
6-28 June
Private View Thursday 5 June, 6-9pm

Image: Ed Fry

- See more at: http://www.rps.org/news/2014/april/transactions#sthash.d5Kjdcda.dpuf

Transactions is an interdisciplinary symposium exploring new directions in contemporary imaging from the perspectives of art, science and technology taking place a the University of Westminster from 22-23 May 2014. The symposium will bring together academics, artists, students and professionals working in contemporary imaging, to create opportunities for knowledge exchange, demonstration and discussion. Transactions aims to traverse discursive boundaries between disciplines, to build shared vocabularies, mutual understanding and new synergies.

The symposium is organised by the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design of the University of Westminster, with the co-operation of the Imaging Science Group of The Royal Photographic Society. The President of The RPS, Derek Birch HonFRPS, and the Faculty’s Dean, Prof Kerstin Mey, will open the event, which will include sessions on Photographic Theory and Scientific Imaging (in day 1), Imaging Science and Photographic practice (in day 2), interactive installations and workshops (on both days). 

All About Imaging: Transactions
22-23 May 2014
University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, London, HA1 3TP
Co-Chairs: Sophie Triantaphillidou, Heather Barnett

Programme

Thursday 22 May

9:00 Registration / Coffee

9:30 Symposium Opening
  • Derek Birch (President, RPS), Kerstin Mey (Dean, Faculty of Media Arts and Design)

9:40-11:00 Session 1 – Chair: Eugenie Shinkle
  • Oliver Grau, University of Danube: Complex expressions in digital arts imagery (keynote)
  • Kerstin Mey, University of Westminster: Vision and visuality: On the work of AES+F

11:30-1:00 Session 2 – Chair: Heather Barnett
  • Susan Aldworth, Artist: Transience
  • Andrew Carnie, Artist: Data embodiment
  • Howard Boland, C-LAB: Living mirror

1:00-2.00 Lunch + demos + imagery*

2:00-3:30 Session 3 – Chair: Aleka Psarrou
  • Carrina Parraman, University of the West of England: 2.5D printing
  • Vicente Morell, University of Alicante: Contributions to 3D data processing
  • Matthieu Chavent, University of Oxford: Under the scientific picture 

4:00-5:30 Session 4 – Chair: John Smith
  • Francis Ring, University of South Wales: Imaging the invisible in medicine
  • Gary Evans, Science Photo Library: A chemical adventure in high-speed imaging
  • Afzal Ansary, The Royal Photographic Society: Scientific imaging - an essential tool 

5:30 PRS International Images for Science 2103 exhibition opening London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus 

Friday 23 May

9:00 Registration / Coffee

9:25 Opening
  • Sophie Triantaphillidou (Co-Chair, Faculty of Media, Arts and Design)

9:30-11:00 Session 1 – Chair: Ralph Jacobson
  • Lindsay MacDonald, UCL: Perceptual transactions: simulating real appearance 
  • John Jarvis, University of Westminster: Sensitivity to shape and detail in complex images
  • Sabine Susstrunk, Polytechnic of Lauzanne: Computational aesthetics 

11:30-12:30 Session 2 – Chair: Sophie Triantaphillidou
  • Chaker Larabi, University of Poitier: Is today's cinema different from yesterday's one
  • Karsten Hacker, Framestore: The making of 'Gravity' - colour considerations

12:30-2:00 Lunch + demos + workshop*

2:00-3:30 Session 3 – Chair: Silke Lange
  • David Bate, University of Westminster: The technologies of the ‘selfie’
  • Jacqueline Butler, University of Manchester: The photograph as haptic and virtual object
  • Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmiths: Curating / Open / Images

4:00-5:00 Session 4 – Chair: Liz Allen
  • Rainer Usselman, Happy Finish: Photography Vanishes
  • Jonathon Shaw, Coventry School of Art & Design: NewFotoScapes

5:00-5:45 Panel discussion, Whatever happened to photography? Chair: John Smith

5:45 Symposium Close

* Demos: Anabelle King (Fractals in nature), Howard Boland (Living mirror), Workshop: Fotis Begklis (Wishing tree – interactive story telling), Imagery: Andre Pinkowski

Symposium Fee (2 days including lunch)
General: £65. Students, Concessions, RPS members: £45

Registration & info
Email Helen Cohen (H.Cohen02@westminster.ac.uk), subject “All About Imaging”

Related exhibitions (All About Imaging delegates are invited)

RPS International Images for Science 2013 exhibition
London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, HA1 3TP
23 May-16 June
Private View 22 May, 5:30-8pm

Broad Vision - Future Human
GV Art gallery, 49 Chiltern Street, London W1U 6LY
6-28 June
Private View Thursday 5 June, 6-9pm

Image: Ed Fry

- See more at: http://www.rps.org/news/2014/april/transactions#sthash.d5Kjdcda.dpuf
All About Imaging: Transactions
All About Imaging: Transactions
Wednesday
Feb192014

Nonhuman photography: my inaugural at Goldsmiths

Living in the media-saturated society of the 21st century has become tantamount to being photographed on an almost constant basis. Our identity is repeatedly constituted and confirmed by the ongoing flow of photo streams on our mobile phones, tablets and social media platforms such as Facebook and Tumblr, not to mention the thousands of security cameras invisibly registering our image when we pass through city centres, shopping malls and airports. This photographic process is largely automatized: it is subject to the logic and vision of the machine. Even the supposed human-centric decisions with regard to WHAT to photograph and HOW to do it are often reactions to events quickly unfolding in front of the photographer’s eyes, or responses to pre-established visual categories: landscape, portraiture, play, war. Indeed, in many areas of our lives – not just photography but also shopping, driving and even walking – we execute a function of a pre-programmed apparatus, choosing from the range of possibilities. I will suggest in my talk that human-driven photography – involving an act of conscious looking through a viewfinder or at an LCD screen – is only one small part of what takes place in the field of photography, even though it is often made to stand in for photography as such. I will also propose the notion of “the photographic condition”, which includes the existent images as well all the other virtual photographs that could potentially be, or have been, taken. This conceptual expansion of photography beyond the human and the recognition of our machinic kinship will allow me to raise some political and ethical questions about the self-possessive individualism of the human eye and the privatisation of vision in late capitalism.

The lecture will be followed by a reception (at about 6.30pm) in the Staff Dining Room, RHB.

RSVP to the Warden’s Office via email inaugurals@gold.ac.uk, via telephone 020 7919 7033 or by registering at https://nonhumanphotography.eventbrite.co.uk.

Location: Whitehead Building. Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre.
Time: 11 March 2014, 17:30 - 18:30

 

Friday
Nov152013

Technology vs Tradition: The Open Access debate

Open Access (OA) is a world-wide movement which aims to make peer-reviewed scholarly research and publications freely available online. It incorporates different political positions ranging from neoliberal support for research as innovation that is supposed to strengthen the economy,  to theories of open access as an incarnation of “gift economy” or even “data communism”. 

To celebrate Open Access Week in November 2013, my Goldsmiths colleague Sarah Kember and I took part in the debate on open access publishing titled Open Access: Challenges, threats and promises. The debate was chaired by trade publishing consultant Helen Bagnall.

Part of Goldsmiths' 'Technology vs Tradition' series of podctasts, the podcast is available here:

http://magiclantern.gold.ac.uk/podcasts/central/technologyvtradition2.mp3

Monday
Oct212013

Media @ Goldsmiths turns 35!

CREATIVE, CRITICAL & RADICAL
35th anniversary of the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London

Friday 8th November 2013
A day-long symposium featuring talks and discussions by leading scholars and practitioners (10am-6pm), followed by an exhibition opening

Venue: New Academic Building (LG01), Goldsmiths, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW

You are warmly invited to come and celebrate the 35th anniversary of Goldsmiths’ Department of Media and Communications. The event aims to represent the diversity of theory- and practice-driven approaches to the disciplinary conjunctures around media and culture embraced by the Department throughout its history. As such, it will span a wide range of themes and topics – from democracy, neoliberalism and public life to the ethics and politics of journalism; from feminism and global media to the materiality of screen and Internet time; from media futures to the future of media studies.

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMME

10.00-10.15 Welcome and opening remarks: Joints Heads of Department Prof. Natalie Fenton and Dr Julian Henriques

10.15-11.15 KEYNOTE PANEL: THE FUTURE OF MEDIA STUDIES
Prof. Sara Ahmed, Prof. James Curran, Dr Tony Dowmunt, Prof. Sean Cubitt; chaired by Dr Mirca Madianou

11.15-11.30 – Coffee

11.30-12.30 MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY
Prof. James Curran on the needs of media and democracy and the attempts to reform the press; Prof. Aeron Davis on the media failure in relation to the crash and the continued ascendancy of neo-liberalism; Angela Phillips on ethics which needs structures that would empower journalists; Prof. Des Freedman on the Leveson failure to engage with power and the need to limit media concentration and sustain new initiatives; Prof. Natalie Fenton on new social movements and a better tomorrow.

12.30-13.30 – lunch break

13.30-14.30 GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS: FEMINISMS PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
The session will profile a project that took place in the Department in the 1990s, whose legacy very much lives on. The project arose out of an ESRC grant won by Prof. Valerie Walkerdine (now of Cardiff U) to explore the lives and educational aspirations of young working class and middle class girls. The project evolved into an exciting theory/practice collaboration, which produced a series of video diaries made by the young girls and screened on Channel 4. Prof. Walkerdine and members of the Department, incl. Jacqui Cheal, Tracy Bass and Tony Dowmunt, will talk about the project, screen some of the diaries and engage in a Q&A with Prof. Sara Ahmed and Prof. Lisa Blackman. The session will also remember the contributions to shaping the Department made by the late John Beacham, Prof. Ivor Gaber, Noski Deville, June Melody and Helen Lucey, as well as many students who worked on the project.

14.30-15.30 – MEDIA FUTURES
How can we imagine and theorise media futures? Is the future of the media social – or perhaps anti-social? Will the media become ever more invisible, ubiquitous and all-encompassing – like the air we breathe? Is futurology the best way of thinking about media futures? Last but not least, taking into account the unprecedented changes occurring in our environment, do we need to start thinking about a future ‘after the media’ – or even ‘after the human’? These questions will be discussed by Prof. Sarah Kember, Dr Julian Henriques, Mike Flood Page and Prof. Joanna Zylinska.

15.30-16.00 Coffee

16.00-17.00 – GLOBAL MEDIA
A discussion on the theme of ‘locating the global’, featuring Prof. Daya Thussu (Westminster); Prof. Nick Couldry (LSE); Dr Gareth Stanton; Dr Mirca Madianou; Dr Clea Bourne as well as Goldsmiths alumni Giang Nguyen (BBC) and Zeena Feldman (City University). The session will be introduced by Dr Marianne Franklin (via video) and moderated by Dr Gholam Khiabany.

17.00-18.00 – SCREEN CULTURES AND MEDIA ARTS
A multilevel engagement with the problem of time, in its historical / activist / narrative / real / ephemeral / comical-tragical-pastoral guises. Speakers: Dr Pasi Valiaho on deep time; Dr Veronica Barassi on internet time and Robert Smith on narrative time. Chaired by Prof. Sean Cubitt.

18.00 – exhibition opening and drinks reception (aka BIG PARTY)
Exhibition will feature works by staff and students

All welcome: to reserve your FREE place please email Zehra Arabadji <Z.Arabadji@gold.ac.uk>