The aim of the programme is to provide a critical introduction to key notions, debates and practices in the area of visual anthropology with particular attention devoted to digital technologies. How do new imaging technologies contribute in renewing our approaches to images and visual culture? Approaching visual culture and digital technologies as perspectives and tools for re(thinking) anthropological knowledge at large, the programme aims at questioning what happens if we, instead of ‘writing’ and ‘reading’ culture, start ‘seeing’, ‘showing’, ‘sounding’ and ‘feeling’ it.
Besides offering a central theoretical component, a significant part of the course (36 credits) are devoted to practical work with instruments of visual communication. This is made possible by the access to the newly built image lab which is equipped with technological means for producing and editing images and sound. This practical component offers the opportunity to explore the new paths at our disposal for communicating anthropological knowledge.
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