17 Okt 2019 - 18 Okt 2019
Alte Universität, eikones Forum, Rheinsprung 11, Basel
Sound Images: Visualizing Language in Science, Literature and Art
The conference will bring together historians of science, literary historians, media historians and art historians to collectively explore the cultural history of linguistic sound images from the 19th through the 21st century, and to discuss questions like the following: What are the epistemic, technological, and methodological conditions under which the sound-aspect of language has been made accessible to certain forms of visual representation? Which kinds of operations (such as inscription or translation) have been theorized and performed in various historical contexts with the goal of creating Lautbilder at the intersection of acoustic and graphic materiality? Which semiotic principles (symbolic, iconic, indexical) have come into play in the process? And how have scientists, writers, and artists negotiated the relation between the embodied character of linguistic sound production and its preservation, transmission, and reproduction by means of various non-corporeal media?
eikones – Center for the Theory and History of the Image
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