Taking a closer look at today’s an-iconic images
Recent technologies (like virtual and augmented reality) have given new impetus to types of images that negate themselves as such: the EU-funded AN-ICON project calls them 'an-icons' (i.e. non-images). Traditional images are grounded in a material medium; they are separated from their context by framing devices; and they refer to something in the real world. By contrast, an-icons conceal their mediateness; ideally get rid of any framing device; and aim at constituting autonomous quasi-real worlds. The project studies an-icons by working on three axes: a historical axis explores an-iconic strategies and dispositifs of the past; a theoretical axis investigates new categories for describing the an-iconic experience; and a practical axis analyses the applications of an-icons in professional contexts.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-ADG - Advanced Grant
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