Contemporary Photography and Technology with Milo Keller

Contemporary Photography and Technology with Milo Keller

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Friday, 26 June 2020
Milan 6pm / London 5pm / NYC 12 noon / Los Angeles 9am / Shanghai 12 midnight
2-hour Masterclass
Live on Zoom

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In this masterclass, Milo Keller, head of photography at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, will present the technologies that are radically changing the way we interact socially, economically and politically with photographic images.

Starting from Augmented Photography, the research project he led, the focus of the class will be on the materialization and dematerialization of the image and new forms of fabrication, aesthetics and diffusion related to photogrammetry, computer-generated imagery and artificial intelligence.

While highlighting elements of continuity and rupture with the history of photography and the dizzying consequences of its digitalization, Keller will propose examples from the cultural industry and contemporary art that allow us to better understand the visual network composed of humans and machines in which we are all immersed today.


Photographer and professor Milo Keller, is known for his photographic work in the fields of architecture and design. He has been teaching at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne since 2007, became head of BA photography program in 2012, and launched the Master’s in photography in 2016. He also launched and now directs the Augmented Photography research program, which questions the influence of new technologies in the materialization and dematerialization of the photographic image. Since 2012, he has curated for ECAL numerous exhibitions and publications in Switzerland and internationally, and given organized conferences on his pedagogical and research activities.

This class will take place on Zoom. Those who register to attend will receive an email with a link to join the lecture through a computer or mobile device prior to the program start time. We recommend participants download the Zoom app on their device prior to the program.

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