An Introduction to Imagin(in)g Networks
On the Media Wall
Human and machine networks have an enormous impact on our lives and planet. The accelerated dependence of these visual systems has increased in recent years, superseding the role that even their creators and critics had envisioned.
This presentation introduces Imagin(in)g Networks, a year-long programme exploring the social, political, technological and environmental changes that enable human and machine interactions using images.
Over the next 12 months the programme will interrogate the role of the networked image and its impact in the world today. It will revisit discarded tools. It will analyse both the beneficial and harmful ramifications of existent technological ecologies. It will explore experimental offline and online approaches. And, looking forward, it will imagine what potential new models of visual networks might be.