Monday, October 13, 2008

Digital Arts and Humanities Conference

CHArt Conference 2008
Seeing.... Vision and Perception in a Digital Culture

November 6 to 7, 2008

The Clore Lecture Theatre

Clore Management Centre
Birkbeck, University of London
Torrington Square, London, WC1 7HX.

"This year's CHArt conference takes seeing as its theme and the associated questions of vision, perception, visibility and invisibility, blindness and insight - all in the context of our contemporary digital culture in which our eyes are assaulted by ever greater amounts of visual stimulus, while we are also increasingly being surveyed, on a continual basis."

"What does it mean to see and be seen nowadays? How have advances in neuroscience or developments in technology altered our understanding of vision and perception? What kind of visual spaces do we now inhabit? What new kinds of visual experiences are now available? And what is lost or no longer possible? How does the increasing digitalization of media affect the experience of seeing? What and who might be rendered invisible by the processes of digital culture? What are our current digital culture's blindspots? What are its politics of seeing? The 2008 conference investigates such questions." (from website, read more here)