Oliver Grau Oliver.Grau at donau-uni.ac.at
Mon Aug 22 11:26:18 CEST 2011

Edited by Oliver GRAU with Thomas VEIGL
Cambridge/Mass., MIT Press, 2011
ISBN-10: 0-262-01572-2

Scholars from science, art and humanities explore the meaning of our 
new image worlds and offer new strategies for visual analysis.

We are surrounded by images more than ever: Flickr, Facebook, 
YouTube; thousands of television channels; digital games and virtual 
worlds, in media art and science, in politics, communication and 
knowledge representation. The digital image represents endless 
options for manipulation; images seem capable of changing 
interactively or even autonomously. Without new efforts to visualize 
complex ideas, structures, and systems, today's knowledge explosion 
would be unmanageable. This volume offers systematic and 
interdisciplinary reflections on these new image worlds and new 
analytical approaches to the visual.

Imagery in the 21st Century examines this revolution in various 
fields with researchers from the natural sciences and the humanities 
to achieve a deeper understanding of the meaning and impact of the 
image in our time.

The contributors explore and discuss new critical terms of 
multidisciplinary scope, from database economy to the dramaturgy of 
hypermedia, from visualisations in neurosciences to the image in bio 
art. They consider the power of the image in the development of human 
consciousness, pursue new definitions of visual phenomena, and 
examine new tools for image research and visual analysis. The goal is 
to expand visual competence in investigating new visual worlds and to 
build cross-disciplinary exchanges among the arts, humanities and 
natural sciences.

Marie-Luise ANGERER, Olaf BREIDBACH, Adrian David CHEOK, Wendy CHUN, 
Sean CUBITT, James ELKINS, Oliver GRAU, Stefan HEIDENREICH, Eduardo 
KAC, Martin KEMP, Harald KRAEMER, Lev MANOVICH & Jeremy DOUGLASS, Tim 
Otto ROTH & Andreas DEUTSCH, Martin SCHULZ, Christa SOMMERER & 
Laurent MIGNONNEAU, David & Dolores STEINMAN, Thomas VEIGL, Martin 

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