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Image/Interface Symposium

Image/Interface Symposium
multiple locations: see below
Time: May 14th, 10:00 am End: May 14th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Visual Studies (UTM), Humanities, Digital Art/Humanities, Cinema, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), 2000-

The Department of Arts, Culture, and Media, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and the Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) present

Image/Interface Symposium

Friday 13 May, 1pm-5pm

Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto St. George
170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8, Room JHB100, 1st Floor

Saturday 14 May, 10am-5pm

Arts, Culture, and Media, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON M1C 1A4, Humanities Wing, Room HW305
Complimentary shuttle departs from St. George at 9am.

Details at imageinterface2016.wordpress.com

Download poster [pdf]




The Image/Interface Symposium will explore the notion of technologies as physical objects—things, tools, apparatus, and the physically situated environment—for producing, receiving, and engaging with the increasing immateriality of imagery and visual cultures.

There is no fee to attend the symposium but registration is required. For more information about the symposium and to register please visit the event website at: https://imageinterface2016.wordpress.com/



Julian Stallabrass, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
War and Photographic Speed
Jackman Humanities Institute | Friday 13 May, 3:30pm

Lisa Parks
, Professor of Film & Media Studies, University of California Santa Barbara
Interfacing the IMSI catcher: Total Awareness of Undetectable Interception
Department of Arts, Culture, and Media, UTSC | Saturday 14 May, 10am


  • Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour, and Ryan Ferko / Toronto-based art collective
    Lost Village of Wales
  • Kenzie Burchell / University of Toronto Scarborough
    “I just want to talk to you with your camera”: Mobile Phones, Witnessing, and Terror
  • Liron Efrat / University of Toronto St. George
    Material Spaces: Spatial Performativity in Augmented Reality Art
  • Jonathan Finn / Wilfrid Laurier University
    Interpretation, Intervention and Visual Evidence: the Photo Finish in Sport
  • Mark Hayward / York University
    Banks as Optical Media
  • Marla Hlady / University of Toronto Scarborough
    A Wall Speaks, a Door Shakes, a Floor Trembles
  • Patrick Keilty / University of Toronto St. George
    Compulsion and Control: Interface Strategies in Online Pornography
  • Tong Lam / University of Toronto Mississauga
    The Truth About Facts: Projecting Images of Precarity
  • Scott Mitchell / Carleton University
    The “Meme-ification” of Science: Does IFLScience Contribute to a Participatory Visual Culture of Knowledge Production?
  • Sheenagh Pietrobruno / Saint Paul University
    Social Media and Heritage: Interplays of Images and Algorithms
  • Public Studio / Toronto-based art collective
    What Shall We Dream When Everything Becomes Visible?
  • Ilana Shamoon / Toronto-based curator of contemporary art
    Immaterial World: Exit Strategies

Full keynote and panel details at imageinterface2016.wordpress.com











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