Contemporary Epistemologies of Images : Films, Graphs and Topographies

Colloque organisé du 6 au 8 avril 2023, Duke University


Soulez Guillaume
PR Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - membre titulaire


6 avril 2023


8 avril 2023

Contemporary visual culture is marked by an exponential use of graphic images. Diagrams, charts, blueprints, maps, diverse forms of typography, graphs, models, X-rays, spectrograms: these images allow us to visualize what emerges from abstract data and knowledge, and thus grasp what otherwise evades our senses and ordinary perception. This colloquium will explore the methods, discursive and plastic, fictional and documentary, of data representation (visual and sound) in moving images. To do so, the focus will shift away from how films are developed—conceived and imagined—through the mimetic prism of reproducing reality, towards reflections on the image as a thought or thinking in images. This pluridisciplinary colloquium is open to a diversity of theoretical approaches: aesthetic, pragmatic, ecocriticism, decolonial theory, reception studies, etc.

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