Visual Culture Colloquium - Kris Paulsen - Digits to Digits

Thu, 01/24/2019

“Digital” technology derives its name from the Latin digitalis, meaning finger or finger’s breadth. A series of associations and transmutations incrementally led this term from its original use, which posited the physical body as a reference point and measure of things, to its common meaning today: discrete, discontinuous, abstract representations or manifestations of electronic data. This talk explores the social, ethical, and epistemological consequences of distancing the digital from its embodied roots. 

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