Petár Jandríc (PhD) is Professor and Director of BSc (Informatics) programme at the Zagreb University of Applied Sciences, Croatia. His previous academic affiliations include Croatian Academic and Research Network, National e-Science Centre at the University of Edinburgh, Glasgow School of Art, and the University of East London. Petar’s research interests are situated at the post-disciplinary intersections between technologies, pedagogies and the society, and research methodologies of his choice are inter-, trans-, and anti-disciplinarity. His latest books are Learning in the Age of Digital Reason (2017) and The Digital University: A Dialogue and Manifesto (2018). He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Postdigital Science and Education (Springer). Personal website: http://petarjandric.com/.
"The postdigital challenge of visual pedagogies"
We are increasingly no longer in a world where digital technology and media is separate, virtual, ‘other’ to a ‘natural’ human and social life. This has inspired the emergence of a new concept—the postdigital. After its first mention in the field of arts, the concept of the postdigital is slowly but surely gaining traction in a wide range of disciplines including but not limited to architecture, humanities, (social) sciences, and information sciences. However, the postdigital cannot be owned only by the arts or sciences. The postdigital is hard to define; messy; unpredictable; digital and analog; technological and non-technological; biological and informational. The postdigital is both a rupture in our existing theories and their continuation.
According to Andersen, Cox, & Papadopoulos, “‘post-digital’ neither recognizes the distinction between ‘old’ and ‘new’ media, nor ideological affirmation of the one or the other. It merges ‘old’ and ‘new’, often applying network cultural experimentation to analog technologies which it re-investigates and re-uses” (2014), For Cramer (2015: 14), “‘post-digital’ can be defined more pragmatically and meaningfully within popular cultural and colloquial frames of reference. This applies to the prefix ‘post’ as well as the notion of ‘digital’”. Following radical concordance of text, image, and video, in their various digital and analog formats, the visual challenge has also turned postdigital. Unwittingly, and perhaps somewhat unwillingly, visual cultures are at the forefront of these developments. In this talk, Petar will introduce genealogy of the concept of the postdigital, provide a brief overview of theoretical underpinnings of the postdigital challenge, and discuss some opportunities for cross-disciplinary postdigital inquiry.
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