Call for Papers: Just an illusion? Between simulation, emulation, and hyper-realism
Call for Papers
Just an illusion? Between simulation, emulation, and hyper-realism
Edited by Pietro Conte and Lambert Wiesing
Deadline for full articles January 31st, 2022
Recent technologies (like virtual and augmented reality) have given new impulse to a type of images that negate themselves as such and that can therefore be named “an-icons”. Traditional images are grounded in a material medium; they are separated from their context by framing devices; and they refer to something in the real world. By contrast, an-icons conceal their mediateness, ideally getting rid of any framing devices, and aim at constituting autonomous quasi-real worlds. The result is a radical “environmentalization” of images that ask to be inhabited and experienced more than viewed and observed.
The journal AN-ICON. Studies in Environmental Images is a peer-reviewed web-based academic journal, stemming from the ERC Advanced project “AN-ICON. An-Iconology: History, Theory, and Practices of Environmental Images” that investigates an-icons according to theoretical, historical, and practical perspectives.
Full articles should be submitted by registering on AN-ICON Studies in Environmental Images. Please
find the submission guidelines and style sheet here: https://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/anicon/about/submissi
Download the full text of the Call for Papers here.