The Science and Technology of Image Regimes

Monday, August 24, 7:00pm The event will be held in English Join the CCA for an evening with scientist Dr. Daniel Margulies and research artist Katherine Chandler who will discuss how the realms of technology, the media, and politics intersect. They will look at the technology of creating and disseminating images and how they work within or against image “regimes” or socio-political metanarratives.

Dr. Daniel Margulies, a leading neuroscientist from the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, will focus on how brain images are transformed from the scanner to political discourse. Brain images, and their surrounding technologies, are exemplary of the image regimes articulated in Exterritory’s work. Margulies will consider their epistemological status in the context of debates surrounding privacy and the individual.

American artist and researcher Katherine Chandler will discuss her series of photographs and short essay, “The Bee with the Electronic Brain: Cold War Drones in America,” about the failed efforts to build an unmanned aircraft during the Cold War and how that history lives on through visual documentation today.

Presentations will be followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Roy Wagner.

About the Speakers: Daniel Margulies holds a PhD from the Berlin School of Mind and Brain at the Humboldt-Universität, Berlin. His research investigates principles of cortical organization using MRI as well as the challenges of high-dimensional data visualization in neuroimaging. He currently leads the Neuroanatomy & Connectivity Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig and is associate director of the first interdisciplinary residency at the Hub at Wellcome Collection, London.

Katherine Chandler is an assistant professor at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University in the Culture and Politics Program. In 2014, she completed a Ph.D. in Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley through a Townsend Center for the Humanities Dissertation Fellowship. She was an artist-in-residence at “The Case for Space,” at Provisions: Art for Social Change, George Mason University in 2013 and “The Decapitated Museum,” at Banff Centre for the Arts in 2012.

Roy Wagner holds a Ph.D. in mathematics (1997) and a Ph.D. in philosophy (2007) from Tel Aviv University. He has published papers in mathematics, the philosophy and history of mathematics, and critical theory. His research focuses on semiotic processes in mathematical texts and on resistance studies.

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