Rob’s lecture introduced the concept of ‘same same but different’- structure, chance and algorithms in a selection of visual and graphic arts.
He first spoke about Joe Gilmore and Tom Betts and Rand()% 655 more words
This lecture began with Alison talking about Arjun Appaduri’s book Modernity at Large. This is described as a pioneering cultural study of globalisation and we were told that in his book, he argues that the dual forces of electronic mediation and mass migration ‘mark the world of the present not as technically new forces but as one that seems to impel and coming compel the work of the imagination’. 244 more words
This lecture screened Tracey Moffatt’s film ‘Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy. I found the film interesting as it had many things that could be taken as metaphors and symbols. 240 more words
This lecture on gender and sexual difference focuses on art and feminism in the 1960s onwards. Alison began by introducing a film: Women, art, revolution (war) which implied that using modern technology and social networking we can explore the future of feminist activism and politics. 151 more words
Spencer Roberts’ lecture entitled ‘Pictures as Arguments’ looked at pictures being part of an argument, not just words and text (‘the image is an argument’). Roberts told us that ‘images thing in some sort of way’ and wanted us to consider the diverse ways in which images can ‘think’ even though this isn’t a traditional way of forming an argument. 890 more words
This lecture began by talking about subjectivity. We were shown various pieces of art work to help us think about our own views, including the work of Sarah Lucus. 328 more words