Corvinus Communication Conferences (CoCoCo)

The Age of the AI-mage: Conference on Visual Communication for Young Researchers

Corvinus University of Budapest

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The BBC documentary series, The Age of the Image (2020), in which art historian James Fox discusses the transformative power of images in the modern world, begins with an astonishing fact:  we produce more images per minute, than all the creators during the 19th century. Are we really “image addicts”? When do we cross the borders of authenticity and enter the land of deceit?  Can we, or should we still believe our eyes?

Aim and scope of the conference

To explore the new Pictorial Age of the 21st century, characterized by “AI-maging” artificially constructed visualisations. They range from augmented to faked realities, and influence themes and styles of major genres of visual communication. Please present your research to show how visual communication struggles or thrives in the abundance of new imaging options.

We invite abstracts on the following themes:

1. Visual communication and post-truth: how deep is deepfake?
2. 
New visual genres in communication: from corporate identity to social media personas
3. Image and text: art beyond illustration
4. Scientific visualisations: from pretty charts to tools of discovery
5. Artification in fashion communication
6. Visual Storytelling: contemporary take on an ancient genre
7. Constructive reconstructions: how images recreate the past and predict the future
8. New trajectories in 21st century visual communication

Please send us a short abstract (150-200 words) that includes the title, the name of the presenter(s), your affiliation and 5 keywords by 31 March 2024 to the following email address:

Accepted abstracts will be published in an online Book of Abstracts in an extended form (5000 characters with spaces).

Types of presentations

Abstracts will be accepted for either online paper presentation (in the form of a 10-15 minute talk) or an online poster (on show throughout the conference as clickable small images). Both presentation types will be featured in the Book of Abstracts.


Important Dates

Abstract submission: 31 March 2024

Notification of acceptance: 8 April 2024

Abstract submission for Book of Abstracts: 30 April 2024

Conference: 31 May 2024

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