Vizuality 2011: Interactions of Creativity and Images

Posted on April 5, 2011

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Host by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University,

On 8th and 9th April, 2011 Vilnius will host an international scientific conference, Vizuality 2011: Interactions of Creativity and Images.

Image and creativity are inseparable aspects of visual culture. Any kind of creativity acquires visual forms and conversely, such that   images affect creative intentions. The pervasive presence of image in Western culture formed not only directions of creativity but visual consciousness as well. The result was and continues to be, the preeminence of  visual awareness and its interpretation of the lifeworld. To address the question of creativity with respect to visual images, we must confront our lifeworld and its all pervasive visual consciousness. The latter may tend to diminish creativity by some of its contemporary techniques such as a screen. Resultantly interconnections of image and creativity require novel user strategies and tactics, which, in turn  may rearticulate the visual lifeworld.

Moreover, the conference is focused on relationships of creativity and image in different cultures and their lifeworlds,  different historical eras, having different categories and approaches. The purpose of the conference is to gather various researchers in humanities, social sciences, and cross-cultural communication specialists. The interaction of creativity and image can be fruitful ground for discussing basic issues in  philosophy, diverse conceptions of history, interaction among cultural managers,  literary theories and  art criticism, psychological systems, and creation of advertisements and their affects.

To be fruitful, the organizers of the conference encourage discussion of topics that are controversial and challenging, as befits the multi-disciplinary format suggested above.

Discussion Guidelines:

Image: self-generated or an  effect of a cause?
Visual thinking and creativity
Phenomenology of visual experience
Creative media relations in different cultures and epochs
Phenomenon of the imagination and artistic creation
Creativity and image interaction in media
Image and self-creation in gender relations
Images in popular culture: advertising industry, biographies of the stars and the cult of success
Creativity and image in technology, Creativity and Image in Chinese and Japanese cultures

Organizers: prof. A. Mickūnas, prof. T. Kačerauskas, dr. Jūratė Černevičiūtė, dr. Jekaterina Lavrinec, dr. Agnieška Juzefovič, dr. Kęstas Kirtiklis, Elena Sakalauskaitė, Rasa Levickaitė, Ramojus Reimeris, Auridas Gajauskas.

More information: http://www.vizualumas.lt

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