The CSNI will
develop trans-disciplinary research to address the image within network culture, looking closely at how the visual and sonic is being reconfigured in contemporary culture. Its research will investigate new image economies as well as their modes of simulation,
storage, performance, circulation, access and distribution.
Dewdney, Professor of Educational Development in LSBU’s School of Arts and
Creative Industries describes the key areas of the CSNI’s interest:
“The CSNI seeks
serious answers and solutions to pressing problems of visual communication in
our time. The internet, computer networks and digital technologies have
transformed the environment of knowledge and information as well as everyday
into the uses and impact of computer visualisation systems and their effects on
society is in its infancy and the centre will provide a focus for the evaluation
of existing work as well as defining new questions for future research
Two of the
key research areas for the CSNI include collaborations with leading global arts organisations.
In partnership with The Photographers’ Gallery the CSNI is looking at the way
in which computer algorithms are changing photographic meaning as well as exploring
the development of methods and approaches to curating the photographic image in
screen culture. With Tate Modern, the centre is developing research to address the art
museum’s understanding and use of video and social networks, as well as the
preservation of digital art.
Further CSNI research
specialisms include art theory, art practice, art history, curation,
performance, photography, sociology of culture and cultural and media