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IMAGES (V) – Images of (Cultural) Values

The Conference Proceedings

Edited By Veronika Bernard

This collection of articles offers readers a cross-section of current research on contemporary and historical concepts and representations of (cultural) values as documented in popular culture, public space, the arts, works of literature and in ethnic contexts. The contributors to this volume are from the US, Algeria, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Albania, Serbia, Turkey, and Austria. Their very different cultural, ideological, scientific, academic and non-academic perspectives and backgrounds allow insights from many different viewpoints.

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Keti Shehu/Ambra Pittoni Responsibility and Economy of Images Abstract From the birth of digital technologies the proliferation of images, both stationary and in mo tion, has undergone exponential growth. The materiality of images shapes our reali ty; thus both individual and collective imagination comes alive in front of our eyes. This study is structured as a dialogue between different methodological approaches to the same subject. Seit der Erfindung der digitalen Technologien hat die Verbreitung der Bilder ein expo nen ti elles Wachstum durchlaufen. Die Materialität der Bilder formt unsere Realität; sie lässt individuelle wie kollektive Vorstellungen vor unseren Augen zum Leben erwa chen. Dieser Beitrag ist als Dialog zwischen unterschiedlichen metho- dischen Herange hens weisen an denselben Gegenstand strukturiert. 1 Introduction This study is structured as a dialogue between different methodological appro- a ches to the same subject; on the one hand, there is the academic ap proach, which is based on the analysis of the sources, the iconological and ico no- gra phic study of the images and on the translation of the gesture depicted on them; on the other hand, there is the artistic approach that incorporates and as si milates the gesture and compose the image. From the birth of digital tech no lo gies the proliferation of images, both stationary and in motion, has un der gone exponential growth upsetting the economy in quantitative and qualitative terms. It is important to underline that throughout this study the authors will not try to present...

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