Body Model

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:15am

Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

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Rogers, Sarah

Annabel J. Wharton

About the presentation: "Though digital models are now dominant in the academy, they have not entirely displaced older model-types. A cadaver donated by its deceased inhabitant to science, for example, may well function as both an auratic and an analog model. Identified as 'first patients' and 'silent teachers,' cadavers are non-digital models still essential to medical training. The survival of auratic and analog models even in laboratories suggests some of the limitations of algorithms for the understanding of social bodies."

About the speaker: Annabel J. Wharton is William B. Hamilton Professor of Art and Art History at Duke University whose research has spanned Late Ancient and Byzantine art and culture to the effects of modernity on ancient landscapes. Her new work is on the theory and practice of models, conceptual and material, analog and digital.

This event is also part of a two-day conference, "Death Drives, or Thinking with the Corpse."

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Friday, October 19, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI)
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Art, Art History & Visual Studies