Chloe Hansen and Mark Paterson presented at Carnegie Museum of Art

Visual knowledge and visual literacy have become pressing concerns across a variety of academic disciplines and areas of creative production. These concerns are shaped by fluid definitions of “visual knowledge” and the multiple ways in which it manifests. Many forms of visual knowledge have capabilities that are not shared by language, and can be produced, mediated, and distributed by a number of different objects, tools, media, and technologies. This symposium brings together graduate students, faculty, artists and curators from a wide variety of disciplines in order to broaden understandings of intellectual and creative work. We envision the event as an exploratory lab, comprising scholarly and creative projects that engage with this subject in varied ways.

This symposium is made possible by the generous support of the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the following University of Pittsburgh sponsors: the School of Information Sciences, the Department of History of Art and Architecture, The Humanities Center, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Anthropology.

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