Call For Papers
Analogous Yet Asynchronous: Digital Imaging and Photography
2011 SECAC conference
November 9-12, 2011 - SCAD - Savannah, GA
Please send all submissions - as well as any questions you may have - to Liz Murphy Thomas:
In many ways digital imaging was born of photography. Digital cameras and image-editing software programs utilize
darkroom metaphors to contribute to the impression of simple transference and progression.
Blogger, journalist and science fiction writer Cory Doctorow has written about the structuring of new media to fit within
the technical restraints of an older system while artists such as Perry Hoberman highlight the way our experiences
with technology are structured and restrained by the design of interface.
In other words we, as programmers and consumers, are playing a role in what digital images are becoming. Through analogous interface with existing and understandable media as well as designing interfaces with analogous processes, we have narrowed our treatment of digital images to view them as an extension of film photography.
New technology very often finds itself being compared to existing media, but eventually finds its own niche. What is
digital imaging's niche? Has it fully formed into its own medium or is it still imitating other media? Much debate exists around the role that digital images will fulfill. Are digital images the newest technology of photography or a completely new and separate medium?
This Panel invites artists, scholars and image-makers to discuss the nature of digital imaging today and to share written and creative works that explore concepts related to this theme.
Presentations are limited to 20 minutes.
Submit proposals to the panel chair with the 2011 Paper Proposal Form found here: http://goo.gl/6dL9S
Please include "SECAC submission" in your email subject line.
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