【RAM Talks】How Do Images Intervene Our Life?
Mar 24, 2017 Friday 19:30 - 21:00
Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 20 Huqiu Road, Huang Pu District)
Song Dong often expresses his ideas through the video language which features actuality and virtuality. He once said, “With the technological development, video equipment is becoming affordable for ordinary people, enabling more amateurs to be engaged in artistic creation. Therefore, the video art is and will continue to be redefined… Videos are now everywhere in our daily life and they are changing the way we learn and think.” Because almost everyone can shoot a video now, an ordinary person, who used to be a viewer only, becomes the viewer, recorder and one who is viewed by others at the same time. Science fiction films and television series such as Person of Interest and Black Mirror show what will be changed in journalism, laws and interpersonal relationships, when cameras are watching us everywhere like “the big brother”, and videos can be searched and played back at any time in a much more accurate precision and a much wider visual angle than human eyes. Maybe video images are already intruding into our life. Have you ever noticed that?
Jiang Xiaoyuan，distinguished professor and doctoral advisor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Dean of School of History and Culture of Science. He has pioneered in the study of the history of science in the context of science fiction and continually published academic papers. Under his instruction, the first doctor majored in this area in China graduated with honor.
Free admission, reservation is required.