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An-Iconology: History, Theory, and Practices of Environmental Images

Project description

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.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-ADG
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Host institution

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Italy

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 328 736

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 2 328 736
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments