The deadline for submissions has been extended for artists, scientists and other experts to take part in an innovative conference exploring the power of images in the 21st Century.
Hosted by the Edinburgh Futures Institute, the Latent Image Conference takes place on 18, 19 and 20 April at the University’s Talbot Rice Gallery and Informatics Forum.
How do we measure or represent the seen? How do we represent the language of the world? Does technology help define or elide the unseen? These are just some of the questions the Latent Image Conference will address.
Papers that respond to these questions are invited from a range of areas including media arts, curating, painting, film, and image science. The deadline is 20 October.
Applicants are invited to submit 500-700 word abstracts, however contributions in different formats are welcome, fitting with the multi-disciplinary nature of the conference.
EFI is supporting this bold conference as it embodied the Institute’s ambition to expose the complexity of images in a variety of realms, including political, artistic and scientific fields.
This is the first time it has been held in Edinburgh, after previous instalments in Istanbul and London.
Those attending will have the opportunity to join a special event at the Talbot Rice Gallery based on the work of acclaimed artist Rachel MacLean, whose work was showcased at the Venice Biennale.
The conference is also supported by the University of South Wales.
Images remain extremely powerful devices from which to claim knowledge and power. This, the first conference that is hosted by the Edinburgh Futures Institute, offers a platform for scholars from a variety of backgrounds to explore what we know about how images operate in the 21st century. Often mediated by digital technologies, and produced to describe a multitude of facts and fictions, the Transdisciplinary Image conference engages with the EFI’s aims to reveal the contested nature of images that are found in art, science, politics and the everyday.
Professor Chris Speed, Programme Director, Design Informatics