[spectre] Wtrlt: CONF: Transdisciplinary Imaging (Melbourne, 22-23 Jun 12)

Oliver Grau Oliver.Grau at donau-uni.ac.at
Mon May 21 14:11:04 CEST 2012

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From: Paul Thomas <p.thomas at unsw.edu.au>
Date: May 21, 2012
Subject: CONF: Transdisciplinary Imaging (Melbourne, 22-23 Jun 12)

Victorian College of the Arts,  Federation Hall, Grant Street, 
Southbank, Melbourne 3006, June 22 - 23, 2012

The Second International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the

Intersections between Art, Science and Culture

Over two stimulating days acclaimed professionals including curators, 
historians, creative arts practitioners, critics and theorists explore

transdisciplinary imaging.

Today we’re saturated with images from all disciplines, whether
the creation of ‘beautiful visualisations’ for science, the torrent
images uploaded to social media services like Flickr, or the billions 
of queries made to vast visual data archives such as Google Images. 
These machinic interpretations of the visual and sensorial experience 
of the world are producing a new spectacle of media pollution. Machines

are in many ways the new artists.

The notion of ‘Interference’ is posed here as an antagonism between

production and seduction, as a redirection of affect, or as an untapped

potential for repositioning artistic critique. Maybe art doesn’t have

to work as a wave that displaces or reinforces the standardized 
protocols of data/messages, but can instead function as a kind of 
signal that disrupts and challenges perceptions. ‘Interference’ can

stand as a mediating incantation that might create a layer between the

constructed image of the ‘everyday’ given to us by science, 
technological social networks and the means of its construction.

The Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference presents speakers from a wide

range of disciplines discussing:

Can art interfere with the chaotic storms of data visualization and 
information processing, or is it merely eulogizing contemporary media?
Can we think of ‘interference’ as a key tactic for the contemporary

image in disrupting and critiquing the continual flood of constructed 
Are contemporary forms and strategies of interference the same as 
historical ones? What kinds of similarities and differences exist?
The conference will explore areas related to: Painting, Drawing, Media

Art, Performance, Film, Video, Photography, Computer visualization, Bio

art, Real-time imaging, Intelligent systems, Image Science.


Professor Oliver Grau, Professor at Danube University, Department Chair

at Donau University Krems

Associate Professor Anna Munster, co-Director Centre for Contemporary 
Art and Politics, COFA, University of New South Wales, Sydney,


Patricia Adams :: Daniel Armstrong :: Su Ballard :: Andre Brodyk :: 
Bettina Bruder :: Brogan Bunt :: Edward Colless :: Mark Cypher :: Glenn

D’Cruz and Dirk de Bruyn :: David Eastwood :: Donal Fitzpatrick :: 
Julian Goddard :: Michael Goldberg :: Mark Guglielmetti :: Christopher

Handran :: Beverley Hood :: Jondi Keane :: Daniel Mafe and Andrew Brown

:: Leon Marvell :: Adam Nash :: James Oliver and Robert Walton :: 
Daniel Palmer :: Kirsten Perry :: Pamela Salen :: Tom Schofield :: 
Matthew Shannon :: Susanna Schoenberg :: Josephine Starrs and Leon 
Cmielewski :: Grant Stevens :: Mark Titmarsh

Conference chairs:

Professor Su BAKER Associate Professor Paul THOMAS

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CONF: Transdisciplinary Imaging (Melbourne, 22-23 Jun 12). In: 
H-ArtHist, May 21, 2012. <http://arthist.net/archive/3313>.

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