[S-fotografie] Estelle Blaschke e Armin Linke, Fototeca del KHI Florenz, 12-13 settembre 2018

Caraffa, Costanza Caraffa a khi.fi.it
Mar 11 Set 2018 10:15:15 CEST

Mercoledì 12 settembre 2018, ore 18.00

Estelle Blaschke: The Datafication of Images

Conferenza serale
Nell'ambito della serie "Digital Materialities. Digital Practices and the Photographic Archive"

As a mass medium, photography is omnipresent and has been woven into the fabric of everyday life and work. Beyond the practices of commercial image banks, the unprecedented photographic production has become a much sought-after digital content for information technology companies, which develop and train new search mechanisms for concrete applications, or others yet to be imagined. The photo camera has turned into a tool for recording visual and all sorts of technical data and in combination with smart phones and Internet platforms, digital photographs are increasingly understood as programmable or networked images and treated as a resource - an image capital - that can be mined for a variety of purposes. The talk addresses the history of enriching photographs with machine-readable data and code that were developed along the twentieth century and retraces the emergence of electronic data management in handling large photographic collections. It discusses the characteristics of photography that facilitated the datafication of images and asks how the hybridization of image and data affects their status and material integrity.

Giovedì 13 settembre 2018, ore 11.00

Estelle Blaschke / Armin Linke: Image Capital


The artistic research project "Image Capital" by the artist Armin Linke and the photography historian Estelle Blaschke develops around the notion of photography as currency that has marked its history from the metaphor of photographs as bank notes to the photographic treasure troves of the past. Seeking a plurality of voices, the workshop will address questions such as: how are value systems created in different types of photographic archives? How can value be conceived, measured and discussed? What technologies and infrastructures are needed to manage and exploit (or compete with) the ever-increasing amounts of images in the digital eco-system?

Fototeca del Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Via dei Servi 51 (ingresso libero fino a esaurimento posti)

Estelle Blaschke (M.A., Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Ph.D., EHESS/Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Université de Lausanne and a visiting lecturer at the Université de Genève. From 2009 to 2011 and in 2014 she was a fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. She is the author of the book Banking on Images: The Bettmann Archive and Corbis (Spector Books, 2016) and a member of the editorial board of the scientific journal Transbordeur. Photographie, Histoire, Société. Her current research concerns the history of microfilm and concepts of photography as information technology.
Armin Linke is a photographer and filmmaker and lives in Berlin and Milan. He was research affiliate at MIT Visual Arts Program Cambridge, guest professor at the IUAV Arts and Design University in Venice and professor for photography at the University for Arts and Design Karlsruhe. Linke combines a range of contemporary image-processing technologies in order to blur the borders between fiction and reality. His artistic practice is concerned with different possibilities of dealing with photographic archives and their respective manifestations, as well as with the interrelations and transformative powers between urban, architectural or spatial functions and the human beings interacting with these environments.

Dr. Costanza Caraffa
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