Computers and the History of Art
As the effects of the digital revolution become more widespread, it is clear that the new technology is bringing about an increasingly dynamic concept of the image. In the area of the history and analysis of visual culture this has implications both for the conventional moving images of film and television and for approaches to traditional forms of static imagery - such as painting, sculpture and architectural constructions.
In this conference we set out to explore the changes that have taken place through the introduction of digital technology to the study, conservation and creation of visual artefacts. Amongst the topics we will be covering will be;
- Recording moving and static imagery.
- Reconstructions and simulations. Exploring pictures and buildings in time.
- Moving images on the internet. Image delivery.
- The construction of virtual museums and visual archives. Official and 'pirate' sites. Digital imagery and the Law.
- Effects on the meaning and interpretation of works or art.
- 'Fidgetal' Imagery. The drawbacks of motion.
Call for Papers
Chart welcomes contributions of the theme of movement and the image from all involved in the study, analysis, conservation and management of works of art and other forms of visual culture. Speakers will be given half an hour each for the presentation of their paper.
Submissions to be received by Wednesday 31st May 2000.
Please send your paper title, together with a 300 word synopsis and your cv to;
Professor W.H.T. Vaughan
School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media
Birkbeck College, University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD
Tel; +44 (0)20 7631 6127
fax; +44 (0)20 7631 6107
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