Fourteenth International Conference on The Image - Images Do Not Represent Us, They Create Us: The Image and its Transforming Power
15-16 November 2023
University of San Jorge, Zaragoza, Spain + Online
Founded in 2010, The Image Research Network is brought together around a shared interest in the nature and function of image making and images. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.
Images accompany us in our lives. And increasingly, images are the dominant facade with which we present ourselves to the world in digital environments. We have all learned how to create an image of ourselves in the world from digital tools. But do these "images" represent us? Can we control the "images" we generate? How do these "images" control and transform us?
At the Fourteenth International Conference on The Image, we will consider the power of the image from different points of view: from the artistic, social, and cultural, to attempt to find meaning in how images that we project into digital and non-digital spaces, particularly in an age of digital transformations and data economies, transform us as individuals as well as as a society.
- THEME 1: THE FORM OF THE IMAGE
- THEME 2: IMAGE WORK
- THEME 3: THE IMAGE IN SOCIETY