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Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons |

The Photography Program in the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design, the Aperture Foundation, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, and the Shpilman Institute for Photography jointly present “The Photographic Universe: A Conference.” This two-day symposium brings together leading photographers, scientists, theoreticians, historians, and philosophers, drawing from the faculty at Parsons, professionals in science and technology, and experts from external institutions to reflect on and discuss photography at a pivotal moment in its history.


The field of photography is constantly changing. What constitutes a “photographer” or a “photograph” has always been redefined by technological innovations. In the last two decades, the digital revolution and the Internet have enabled us to quickly develop new photographic processes, rapidly altering our definition of photography. One might even say that the present state of photography is similar to that of the time of its invention, when the form’s emerging cultural significance swiftly expanded as a result of technological innovations. “The Photographic Universe: A Conference” reflects on this current moment, with the pervasive digitalization of the medium and its speedy permeation into contemporary life. Prominent thinkers and practitioners from a variety of artistic, scientific, cultural, and sociopolitical backgrounds discuss their role in the growing the field of photography, evaluate its increasingly blurry relationship between art and life, and speculate how photographic images will continue to change the way we see our world.

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* Location: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor. 03/02/2011 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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