Strengthen the Humanities. MediaArtHistories, Image Science & the Archive 2.0
University Copenhagen, The Department of Art and Cultural Studies (IKK) / HUM Campus, Copenhagen: Room 24.4.01
12.04.2013, Friday, 15-17.00
‘In general we must ask ourselves whether the power of the image will supersede our current ability and quality of reflection, or if new worlds of images will enable new support for the development of human consciousness’
(Oliver Grau in "Imagery in the 21. Century", MIT Press )
Prof. Dr. Habil. Oliver Grau was appointed in 2005 the first Chair Professor of Image Science in the German speaking countries. His books include Virtual Art: From Illusion to Immersion, Cambridge/Mass., MIT-Press 2003, Mediale Emotionen, Frankfurt 2005, MediaArtHistories, MIT-Press 2007, Imagery of the 21st Century, MIT-Press 2011. He was invited to more than 200 lectures world wide, is translated in 12 languages and received various awards.His research focuses on the history of media art, the history of immersion and emotions and the history, idea, and culture of telepresence, genetic art, and artificial intelligence.
After the public talk the speaker will be available for questions and discussion.