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Guest lecture KF: Jussi Parikka (U1, 7pm)

20. February 2019 19:00 -
20. February 2019 20:00




Remote and Large-scale: On Positions, Movement and Scale of Digital Images

This talk will address some key questions in relation to environments of digital imaging, with particular focus on questions of remote sensing and infrastructural images. By this is not merely meant images of infrastructure but how images work by way of measurement and scale, setting material formations and environments into relations that are made meaningful as data. Hence, the relation of image and data becomes one aspect of this environment of digital imaging that integrates into a variety of uses of images in large-scale systems too. The talk will draw on examples from recent scholarly discussions in visual culture and architectural theory as well as artistic cases such as Geocinema.

Dr Jussi Parikka is a visiting researcher at FAMU and Professor at the Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton) where is also the founding co-director of the Archaeologies of Media and Technology research group. His books include the media ecology-trilogy that consists of Digital Contagions (2007, 2nd. ed 2016), Insect Media (2010) and most recently, A Geology of Media (2015), which addresses the environmental contexts of technical media culture. This topic was continued in the short booklet A Slow, Contemporary Violence: Damaged Environments of Technological Culture (2016). He is also the co-editor of Across and Beyond: – A transmediale Reader on Post-digital Practices, Concepts, and Institutions (Sternberg Press, 2016, co-edited with Ryan Bishop, Kristoffer Gansing and Elvia Wilk). Two of his books are forthcoming in 2019 in Czech translation (What is Media Archaeology? and A Geology of Media).

 

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