Is a specific way of seeing the world through digital visualising technologies emerging? If so, what are its conditions and consequences? 

Digital images are everywhere now: photorealist computer generated images in magazine ads and on billboards; computer games on laptops, desktops and phones; smart city data dashboards; Snapchat; tv and film special effects; data visualisations on newspaper websites; LIDAR scans showing what driverless cars 'see'; Google Maps and Streetview; Instagram and Twitter feeds… all offer a seamless, networked, luminescent, zoomable visuality, prompting Lev Manovich for one to ponder if there is now just one metamedium and perhaps even a new global aesthetics.

Digital | Visual | Cultural will explore these questions over the next two years; read more about how those questions will be framed in the 'about' section of this site. 

The first event will be in June 2018, when Prof Shannon Mattern from the New School New York will deliver a public lecture. 

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Digital | Visual | Cultural is curated by Gillian Rose, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Oxford, with Sterling Mackinnon. The series is supported by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford and St John's College, Oxford.  

 

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