Visual Representation in Digital Technology

19 May 2017
09:00 - 10:30
Anatomy Lecture Theatre

Visual Representation in Digital Technology

For many years, Digital Humanists have engaged with computers as either mathematical tools, or language (text) processing devices. Yet the engineers and designers who construct these machines rely constantly on visual modes of expression, including schematics, diagrams, graphs and visual programming languages. This talk will explore the diagrammatic rhetorics and theories of mind that underpin computing technologies, and offer critical perspectives on both new and familiar categories such as ‘graphical user interface’ and ‘scientific visualisation’.