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Please join us at this online event to celebrate the launch of The Networked Image in Post-Digital Culture. Published by Routledge, the book explores the ways in which models of vision and imaging, established through photography over the previous two centuries, continues to be radically reconfigured by computation. The image under these new conditions is filtered, fluid, fleeting, permeable, mobile and distributed and is changing our ways of seeing.
In conversation with Dr Olga Goriunova, the book’s contributors will discuss the creeping automation of culture with reference to machine learning, computational photography and the financialisation of data. How has the photograph been reconfigured by machine learning? How is the networked image to be archived, curated, produced? What forms of knowledge, labour and creative practice emerge from the convergence of camera, network and computer?
With contributions from Ben Burbridge, Alan Warburton, Nicolas Malevé, Geoff Cox, Annet Dekker, Gaia Tedone, Magdalena Tyżlik-Carver, Lozana Rossenova and Ioanna Zouli, the book emerges from research conducted at the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image (CSNI), London South Bank University in collaboration with The Photographers’ Gallery digital programme over the last decade.
Andrew Dewdney is a research professor and founding Co-director of the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image at London South Bank University. He has written and lectured widely on new media and museology and his recent monograph, Forget Photography was published by Goldsmiths Press in 2021.
Katrina Sluis is a curator and researcher who is Head of Photography and Media Arts at the Australian National University. Prior to this she was founding Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image and Senior Curator of Digital Programmes at The Photographers’ Gallery, London where she developed public projects on machine vision, synthetic imaging, net culture and speculative photographic education.
Olga Goriunova is the author of Art Platforms (Routledge, 2012) and Bleak Joys (with M.Fuller, University of Minnesota Press, 2019). Editor of Fun and Software (Bloomsbury, 2014), she was a co-curator of software art platform Runme.org (2003) before the age of social platforms. She also wrote on new media idiocy, memes and lurkers before these were mobilised by alt-right and data surveillance. Her new project focuses on machine learning, data and subject-construction. She is professor at Royal Holloway University of London.
Hosted by The Photographers’ Gallery in conjunction with The Centre for the Study of the Networked Image, London South Bank University.