Workshop: Generative Images: Biology, History, Media
November 20/21, 2019

Within – but also outside – Western culture, ways of conceptualizing the creation of images have repeatedly overlapped with those used for framing the generation of human life and the body. Discourses on duplication, splitting, and reproduction, and on uniqueness and substitution have been particularly instrumental in shaping both scientific thinking and art theoretical reflections. Bringing together historians of science and art as well as film and media scholars, this workshop explores such crossings and convergences with reference to the early modern and contemporary periods.