Sunday, October 26, 2008

Society for Photographic Education Mid-Atlantic Regional Photo Conference November 7 & 8, 2008

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November 7 & 8, 2008 Carnegie Mellon Campus, Pittsburgh, PA Society for Photographic Education Mid-Atlantic Regional Photo Conference

Technocracy: image production/distribution/consumption Techno-lust vs. Technophobia

In this age of postproduction, how do imagemakers and institutions respond to this shifting landscape, creating alternative models for exhibition and education? How do those involved in the making, exhibiting and selling of images respond to the eradication of the boundary between production and consumption? How does imaging technology (camera phones, webcams, photo and video blogs) affect our capacity as imagemakers to navigate through the cultural chaos extracting new forms of production a.k.a art? Or does the proliferation of technology yield a return to traditional modes of production?

Keynote Speaker Douglas Fogle, curator of The Carnegie International.

Panel Discussion with Rhizome, Eyebeam and Perpetual Art Machine moderated by Thomas Sokolowski, Director for the Andy Warhol Museum.


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