Theme 1: The Form of the Image

Examining the nature and form of the image as a medium of representation

  • The mass media
  • The grammar of the visual
  • The image as text
  • The image as art
  • Image techniques
  • The cognitive science of perception
  • Visualization
  • Technologies and techniques of representation
  • Multimodality: image in relation to language, space, gesture and object
  • Moving images: cinema, television, video, animation
  • Visual arts practices
  • Photography
  • The moving image
  • Aspects of vision: viewpoint, perspective, interest
  • Digital capture and manipulation of images
  • Archiving the image
  • Discovering the image: databases, social media, tagging, folksonomy, taxonomy

Theme 2: Image Work

Investigating image making processes and spaces of image representation

  • The ‘new’: digital and social media
  • Cinema, traditional and new
  • Television, traditional and new
  • Image on the internet
  • Corporations in the image business
  • Selling the image
  • The amateur artist or photographer
  • Branding, logos and advertising
  • Artist or image-maker as professional
  • Commercial galleries and art dealers
  • Image libraries

Theme 3: The Image in Society

Exploring the social effects of the image

  • Arts and image communities
  • Image galleries and museums
  • The image in media and communications
  • The image in architecture
  • The image in advertising
  • The image as commercial artifact
  • The image as information
  • The image as propaganda
  • Images in security and surveillance
  • The role of the viewer
  • Learning to represent in images
  • Images in the service of learning
  • Reading and interpreting images
  • The past, present and future of the image