Goldsmiths, University of London
Sean Cubitt is Professor of Film and Television at Goldsmiths, University of London and Honorary Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne. His publications include The Cinema Effect, Ecomedia, The Practice of Light: Genealogies of Visual Media, Finite Media: Environmental Implications of Digital Technology and Anecdotal Evidence: Ecocritique from Hollywood to the Mass Image (due 2020). Series editor for Leonardo Books at MIT Press, his current research is on political aesthetics, media art history, ecocriticism, and practices of truth.
Speeches di Sean Cubitt
Ecologies in the Mass Image
The mass image collected in social media, commercial and governmental databases produces a more total and more rapidly evolving picture of the world than any earlier visual language. This paper will trace, very swiftly, histories of iconology, photography, maps and data visualisation in order to clarify what is so new about the present constellation. In the new configuration of relations between images, the network metaphor has begun to give way to the ecological metaphor, governed by ahomeostatic cybernetic concept of nature, society, economy and technology. The paper will conclude with a glimpse at how some cultural, artistic, technical and environmental activities open up new possibilities in this emerging homogeneity.Lingua speech: English
Data Visualization, art