Geomedia Speaker Series - Gillian Rose
Visualizing the smart city - Professor Gillian Rose, The Open University, UK.
Digital technologies of various kinds are now the means through which many cities are made visible and their spatialities negotiated. From casual snaps shared on Instagram to elaborate photo-realistic visualisations, digital technologies for making, distributing and viewing cities are more and more pervasive. This talk will explore some of the implications of that digital mediation for the cultural politics of urban representation.
What and who is being made visible in these digitally mediated cities, and how? What forms of urban materiality, spatiality and sociality are pictured and performed? And how should that picturing be theorised? The talk will suggest that cities and their inhabitants are increasingly visualised through a vertiginous fluid ‘digital visuality’, which is in fact evident across a number of visual practices. It will also propose that critical accounts of such visuality should focus less on readings of images and more on considering the (geographically-specific) flows and frictions of images.
Date: 23rd of September
Place: 3C510, Karlstad University
10.15 - 12.00: Presentation by Gillian Rose
12.00 - 13.00: Lunch at Solsta In
13.15 - 15.00: Presentations from the Geomedia Research Group (12A522)