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Visual Culture Program

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Managing the Limits of Visualization
James Elkins, E.C. Chadbourne Chair of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, School of the Art Institute, Chicago,

Abstract: This is an informal survey of reasons to doubt visualization. It comes originally from a conference in Berlin in 2014, which brought together scientists and people in the humanities who are skeptical of the current "visualization euphoria," to talk about reasons why their fields should sometimes not be presented as graphics.

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About the Visual Culture Program
The Caltech-Huntington Program in Visual Culture is funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and based in Caltech's Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences. In collaboration with The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, the program features undergraduate course offerings, guest lecturers, and other programming to foster conversations between humanists and scientists.

For more information, please contact Cecilia Lu by email at [email protected].