Research and Innovation Development Office
29 March 2017
Anglia Ruskin's Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE), the Cambridge Digital Humanitites Network, and Cambridge Big Data are holding a three-day workshop around the theme 'Ways of Machine Seeing'.
The workshop will build on the themes of the BBC programme Ways of Seeing. The updated themes for the digital age, according to the call text, are:
How do these ways of seeing influence our historical view of images, and our search towards modern technologies? How does virtual photography (in video-games and CGI) influence our production and understanding of physical photography?
How might we further develop understanding the relation between computation, technologies of vision and politics of representation? Have practices of self-representation been changed by the advent of new technologies: the ubiquity of the camera-phone, the social network, and the ‘quantified self’?
How does a technology for image-production become a form, and how then does it become an instrument for visual hegemony?
What changes in our understanding of this relationship if we look at technologies which were unimaginable in Berger’s time, by analysing for example, the role of algorithmically-driven recommender systems in major digital platforms in shaping and reflecting both cultural ‘tastes’ and the economic logics of advertising?
The organisers seek proposals from those wishing to give: paper presentations; technical demonstrations; static, dynamic or performative artworks (including films); or poster presentations.
Deadline for proposals: 17 April 2017
More detail, and an application form, is available through the Digital Humanities Network event page.