The Philosophy of Digital Images: Data, Dank Memes and Deep fakes is a conference that will philosophically examine the benefits and risks posed by digital images. The aim is to explore the complicated intersections between the aesthetic, ethical, and epistemic issues that arise from making and interacting with new kinds of images made using digital technology including memes, deep fakes and artworks produced with Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Invited speakers include: Heather Widdows (University of Birmingham), Fiona MacCallum (University of Warwick), Alex Barber (The Open University), and Alice Helliwell (New College of the Humanities/University of Kent).
The conference will be held in-person at the University of Liverpool on 9-10 June 2022 and streamed online. It is being organized by Vid Simoniti, Claire Anscomb and Lauren Stephens. It has been made possible by the generous support of the The Mind Association and the University of Liverpool Philosophy Department.