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      Body-image: Crossing science and art

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      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2012) (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts

      10 - 12 July 2012

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          We live today under the empire of image. After oral and written words, image acquires an unprecedented relevance. It dramatically determines our life, both our way of seeing the world and of performing our individual and collective existence. Our aim is to present a video installation – Body-image – followed by a discussion where, taking images of the body as a case-study, questions related to the actual epistemological value of image will be discussed. Body-image was created in 2011 by the Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon in the context of a research project entitled "Image in Science and Art". It shows images of the body produced by Science and Art since the 19 th century up until today. It is structured in three moments – Body-landscape, Body-fragment, and Body-algorithm – accompanying the most crucial technical and technological transformations occurred in that period. The first is marked by drawing; the second by photography and X-ray; the third by digitalization.

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          Contributors
          Conference
          July 2012
          July 2012
          : 282-283
          Affiliations
          Centre for Philosophy of Science, Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon

          Campo Grande, C4, Room 4.3.24

          1749-016 Lisbon, Portugal
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/EVA2012.48
          © Olga Pombo et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2012), London, UK

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2012)
          EVA
          London, UK
          10 - 12 July 2012
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
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          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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