Human Faces: Reconstruction, Reimagination and Representation in a Digital Landscape

Human Faces: Reconstruction, Reimagination and Representation in a Digital Landscape
Date
22 March 2022, 4.00pm - 5.15pm
Type
Seminar
Venue
Online- via Zoom
Description


The human face is an area of our bodies with a huge amount of biological and social importance, moreover, is the corporal platform for writing and reading identity. The materiality of the human face, or its representation, is therefore enormously complex and transcends many disciplines. While a representation of a human face can include effigies, impressions and artwork spanning across the human record, for this context they will be limited to facial depictions and approximations based on human remains. With advancements in digital technologies and its ever-growing dominance in our lives, it is unsurprising the reconstructed human face in digital landscapes is an emerging field of study. This lecture, while navigating the intersections of science, art and humanities, will focus on the reconstruction of forensic and archaeological unidentified remains. Additionally, the exploration of tensions involved within the reimagination of identity and the complexities surrounding the presentation of and responses to a reconstructed digital face will be discussed.

SpeakerElysia Greenway (Liverpool John Moores University)

This seminar is co-hosted by the Digital Humanities Research Hub, University of London, UK, and Star-UBB Institute of Advanced Studies, University Babeș-Bolyai, Cluj Napoca, Romania.


All welcome, but advance registration is required.

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