[Air-L] Call open: Visuality, Culture, Methods PhD School: Exploring visual cultures in collaboration with the TRAVIS project

Katrin Tiidenberg katrin.tiidenberg at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 05:15:30 PDT 2023

Hi all, 

Call now open to apply for an intensive / PhD course on studying visual cultures in the platformed, networked, augmented and synthetic era. Please share with students / colleagues who might enjoy this. Tallinn is gorgeous in May :)


Interested in exploring the complexity of visual culture as platformed interactions collide with generative AI? Curious about how to take an interpretive, reflexive, and qualitative approach to studying trust and authenticity in the age of algorithmic media? Join us for the 2024 edition of Visuality, Culture, and Methods -  a week-long intensive course May 6-10 at University of Tallinn, Estonia, this time in collaboration with the TRAVIS research project <https://www.tlu.ee/en/bfm/research/trust-and-visuality-everyday-digital-practices-travis>

Application deadline: December 15, 2023 
Notification of acceptance: January 5, 2024
Dates: May 6 - 10, 2024
Location: Tallinn University, Estonia

Led by: Katrin Tiidenberg, Annette Markham, Gillian Rose, Maria Schreiber, and Asko Lehmuskallio

How do we study and conceptualize visual cultures and phenomena, when everyday life continues to be platformed and networked, online experiences are increasingly multimodal and visual, and generative AI adds new complexities to already sophisticated photo and video editing practices? As the world shifts further away from the idea that photos are proof of real events, how should visual studies shift? 
This PhD school focuses on conceptual premises informing visual culture studies, and dives into interpretive epistemologies, innovative qualitative research, and creative analytic techniques to explore the intersections of visuality, authenticity, trust, and intimacy in digitally-saturated social contexts. Participants learn from world class experts, hands-on experiments and each other.

Information and application here: https://www.tlu.ee/en/bfm/events/travis-phd-school-visuality-culture-methods-exploring-visual-cultures-when-you-cant <https://www.tlu.ee/en/bfm/events/travis-phd-school-visuality-culture-methods-exploring-visual-cultures-when-you-cant>

In case of questions, please email patience.gombe at tlu.ee <mailto:patience.gombe at tlu.ee> 


Katrin Tiidenberg

Osaluskultuuri professor / Professor of Participatory Culture
BFM, Tallinn University

New book:
Tumblr <https://www.wiley.com/en-al/Tumblr-p-9781509541089> (2021) with Natalie Ann Hendry and Crystal Abidin

Most recent article: Paasonen, Susanna; Sunden, Jenny; Tiidenberg, Katrin; Vihlman, Maria. (2023). About Sex, Open-Mindedness, and Cinnamon Buns: Exploring Sexual Social Media. <https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/20563051221147324> Social Media + Society.

More info:
https://katrin-tiidenberg.com/ <https://katrin-tiidenberg.com/>
Estonian Research Information profile <https://www.etis.ee/CV/Katrin_Tiidenberg/est?lang=ENG>

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