visual engineering

what a concept? and what does ‘advanced’ mean? I don’t know how this sounds to you but for me it points to relationships of domination that I would like to see critically engaged with. It certainly is a topic. And it certainly has to be discussed also under our heading of engaging tactics. How far do we go, can we go, in producing and using images for communicating our research? where does engagement give way to manipulation, to ‘engineering people’ through images?…

A conference on: Images and Visualisation: Imaging Technology, Truth and Trust
17-21 September 2012
Norrköping, Sweden

(from the announcement): “Both Leonardo da Vinci and John Constable claimed that painting is a science. This science has been explored extensively in traditional aesthetics and art history. Given recent advances in science and visual engineering, creating images for science, of science and for the translation (interpretation) of science has become at one and the same time commonplace, even easy, and even more scientific.  The aim of this conference is to bring together experts from across the natural and social sciences, with curators, artists, producers and users of images based on advanced visual engineering. By exploring emerging challenges at the interface between advanced visualisation technologies, truth and trust we want to stimulate talk, interaction and collaboration between the arts, humanities and (natural, medical, engineering, computer) sciences, in a context where both science and (visual) art are increasingly converging and, at the same time, disciplinary boundaries still separate those working across them.”

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