Imaging Identity: Media, Memory and Visions of Humanity in the Digital Present

Imaging Identity: Media, Memory and Visions of Humanity in the Digital Present
Location: Australia
Symposium Date: 2010-07-15

This symposium is concerned with the many ways in which humanity images identity. Within this broad frame lies a more particular interest, to understand what images of personhood are and how particular kinds of images operate in diverse social contexts. Can it be said that certain image making practices are associated with particular ways of being human? Do imaging media have different effects cross-culturally? What kinds of pictures of self and other emerge from such understandings of images? Under what conditions can images produce or encourage empathy?

Leena Messina
Programs Manager
Humanities Research Centre
Research School of Humanities and the Arts
College of Arts and Social Sciences
Sir Roland Wilson Building #120, McCoy Circuit,
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200 Australia
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