Matthias De Groof at Helsinki University

Vidi-Member Matthias De Groof was granted a Postdoctoral fellowship in the Arts at the Collegium for Advanced Studies at one of the top 1 % of world's research universities: Helsinki University.

The Present Image - A Talk by Dr. Paolo SH Favero

School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai cordially invites you to

The Present Image: Reflections on the meaning of the visual in contemporary digital habitats - A talk by Dr. Paolo SH Favero

4.30 pm, Monday, January 15| Classroom 4, Main Campus, TISS

Abstract

The talk aims to present The Present Image: Visible Stories in a Digital Habitat, a recent book that explores the world of images in the contemporary, increasingly digitized, habitats of the world. Moving across a theoretical spectrum that brings visual and digital culture in touch with anthropology, political theory, phenomenology and art-history, and based on the author’s practice-based involvement with images, the book argues against the idea of the digital as a revolution in the world of images. “Present images” are the result of a dialectic between the material and the immaterial, the manual and the mechanical, the visible and the audible, the old and the new. Offering an analysis containing simultaneously elements of timeliness and timelessness, the book addressed practices such as VR and 360 degrees, iDocs and action cameras in a dialogue with classical art, religious iconography, early photography and contemporary art. In the final chapter the book explores the significance of images and image-making in the context of dying, mourning and living.

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The Present Image, New Book by Paolo Favero

A new book by Paolo FaveroThe Present Image: Visible Stories in a Digital Habitat (Palgrave Macmillan) is out now.

The Present Image explores the world of images in the contemporary, increasingly digitized, habitats of the world. Moving across a theoretical spectrum that brings visual and digital culture in touch with anthropology, political theory, phenomenology and art-history, and based on the author’s practice-based involvement with images, the book argues against the idea of the digital as a revolution in the world of images. “Present images” are the result of a dialectic between the material and the immaterial, the manual and the mechanical, the visible and the audible, the old and the new. Offering an analysis containing simultaneously elements of timeliness and timelessness, the book addressed practices such as VR and 360 degrees, iDocs and action cameras in a dialogue with classical art, religious iconography, early photography and contemporary art. In the final chapter the book explores the significance of images and image-making in the context of dying, mourning and living.

Ali Baharlou awarded at Tehran International Short Film Festival

PhD in the Arts student Ali Baharlou (supervisors Philippe Meers ViDi, UA and Tom De Smedt EMRG, Sint-Lucas Antwerp) has won the Best Religion Short Film at Tehran International Short Film Festival.

For more info and all winners, click here.

Luc Pauwels is exhibiting at the symposium 'Urban Photography: Making, Researching, Teaching'

Luc Pauwels is exhibiting at the symposium 'Urban Photography: Making, Researching, Teaching' (contemporary approaches and debates within the visual and pedagogical practice of urban photography) at the Photographers' Gallery, London, 13th November 2017. 

What insights and understanding about contemporary urban space can be gained through the practice of and research into urban photography? This day of discussion features artists, urbanists and academics across two panels exploring Teaching Photography and The City as Playground.

Featuring Senior Lecturers in Photography at the University of West London Peter Bennett and Theresa Mikuriya; Paul Halliday, convenor of the MA Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London; photographers and Goldsmiths' Visiting Fellows Gill Golding and David Kendall; and Linda Lai, Associate Professor at the City University of Hong Kong's School of Creative Media.

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Ethnoally listed by MIT's DocuBase

Ethnoally, the digital tool and mobile application that enables researchers to create and organize multimodal field notes for ethnographic studies is now listed by MIT's DocuBase. Ethnoally has been created at ViDi in collaboration with DeustoTech.

Ethnoally is a digital research tool designed for coordinating those multiple acts of “serendipitous ethnography” that can be enacted today in many variable contexts with the help pf smartphones. It was originally ideated by Paolo S. H. Favero with funding from FWO and realized by Alfonso Bahillo (DeustoTech Fundación - University of Deusto). Eva Theunissen has worked on user experience and conducted the first rounds of structured ethnographic testing and London-based visual artist Ali Zaidi had also worked on user experience and developed some aesthetic features.

Launch 'Cinema City Cultures' website

The Cinema City Cultures website, which is now being launched, is linked to a network of collaborative research projects examining and questioning the interconnection between cinema, modernity and urbanity. The network brings together researchers who deal with this topic by using empirical research on urban cinematic practices and experiences. Inspired by a new cinema history approach, projects within the Cinema City Cultures network concentrate on cinematic place and space, programming and audience experience. Bringing together projects from different countries and continents, the network fosters inter- and multidisciplinarity, international collaborative and comparative research, as well as the use of new digital research approaches. Cinema City Cultures is an initiative by Daniel Biltereyst and Philippe Meers. For an overview of projects and researchers, see here.