From Topos to Virus: A Media Archaeology of Networked Visual Culture

APR 09, 2014 | 6:30 PM

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WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

1200: James Art Gallery

WHEN:

April 09, 2014: 6:30 PM

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ADMISSION:

Free

Description

The Internet is a viral image disseminator-generator. Its enormous, nearly instantaneous “traffic” of imagery is in a state of constant flux. This is a major challenge for visual cultural analysis. We don’t have effective tools for analyzing it, especially when it comes to the transmission, transformation, and migration of meanings. Software tools may help to visualize “Big Data” but shed little light on issues of semantics. Yet, as Erkki Huhtamo will illustrate, media archaeological topos analysis can grant us insight into this transformative cultural sphere.

Cosponsored by the Film Studies Working Group: Moving Images in Theory and Practice and The Film Studies Certificate Program.