The Visual Field (bookings closed)
22/01/2018 - 23/01/2018
The University of Manchester
Professor Mark Elliot
Dr Michael Mair
Intermediate (some prior knowledge)
Claire Spencer, 0161 275 4579, email@example.com
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Visualisation is increasingly important within the social sciences and beyond. Disciplines across the board are becoming more visual in their methodology and more concerned with the visual as a topic and a medium. This expanding scope includes:
(1)the growing body of studies of the nature of visual fields, the visual and visualisations as subjects for study in their own right (e.g. in psychology, philosophy, aesthetics, history, art history inc. film and photography studies as well as many other areas of the contemporary arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences)
(2)innovative quantitative and qualitative uses of visual methods and visualisations to do research and present results from that research (again, in many different ways)
(3)attempts to get us to visualise/see things in different ways (through experiments, performances or making knowledge available to new publics using visual aids) as part of sparking debates across social science, arts and humanities and natural/life/formal science boundaries.
This event will involve a mix of presenters from the sciences, the social sciences and the arts and humanities. We will think about ‘the visual’ as a common language linking work in the natural, life and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities. Reflecting the status of the visual field as a focus of study, as a tool and as a focus for experimentation with publics as well as data.
There will be sessions on three broad headings
The visual field as:
(1) a focus of study
(2) a research tool
(3) a focus for experimentation and public engagement.
12:00-13:00 Arrival lunch
14:00-17:00 Invited presentations (5)
9:00-10:30 Invited presentations (3)
10:50 -11:30 Group discussion
11:30 - 12:30 Break out groups
12:30 - 14:00 Closing plenary discussion about next steps over lunch
Currently confirmed speakers are:
Helen Kenedy, Sheffield University
Elisa Belotti, The University of Manchester
Karen Lander, The University of Manchester
Annamaria Carusi, Sheffield University
Peter Tolmie, Siegen
Rupert Cox, The University of Manchester
John Hunt, Nottingham University
Terence Heng, Liverpool University
All workshop attendees will be invited to co-author/produce of outputs, which is why we are inviting applications to attend this event.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15th NOVEMBER 2017
Free. Attendance is by application only, decisions will be sent out by the 8th December 2017.
Bursaries are not available for this event.
Visual Methods, Visual Data Analysis, Data Visualisation
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