Book Launch: “Operational Images. From the Visual to the Invisual” by Jussi Parikka, December 6, 2023, transmediale Studio

Wed. December 6, 2023, at 7 p.m.
Presentation and discussion (in English)

With Jussi Parikka (Aarhus University/FAMU, Prague)
Moderated by Vera Tollmann (Leuphana University, Lüneburg)
Venue: transmediale Studio

Free entry

Serving as an extensive guide to a key concept in contemporary art, design, and media theory, Operational Images explores the implications of machine vision and the limits of human agency. Taking up on Harun Farocki’s initial investigation into the “operational image”–a term Farocki coined in early 2000–media theorist Jussi Parikka considers the extent to which operational images have pervaded today’s visual culture, outlining how data technologies continue to develop and disrupt our understanding of images beyond representation.

Jussi Parikka is a writer and a Professor in Digital Aesthetics and Culture at Aarhus University in Denmark where he leads the Digital Aesthetics Research Centre. He is also a Visiting Professor at FAMU in Prague and at University of Southampton. In 2021 he was elected as a member of Academia Europaea. His books include A Slow, Contemporary Violence (2016), Digital Contagions (2007/2016), A Geology of Media (2015) and Insect Media (2010).

The event is organized in cooperation with Harun Farocki Institut, UAS Potsdam/University of Potsdam (EMW), transmediale, and Aarhus University, Denmark/FAMU, Prague.

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