Theme Tracks

Participants are asked to address aspects of the Latent Image that reflect upon possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • the accreted image
  • the immersive image
  • the latent sound
  • hypermediacy and the iconic character of the image
  • the fictional image
  • life sciences and bioart in relation to the evolving image
  • distributed and networked image
  • The trans-scalar image(inary), from the nano to the astronomical image
  • Artificial and computer hidden visions
  • Visualising the unseen
  • science of the unseen
  • archival, permanency and immediacy
  • aesthetics and proliferation of the stealth image


The TransImage conference is featuring special tracks on the Latent image based on the Data-Image, Image as More-than-Human, and the Bio Image-body:

The Data-Image: Data Visualisation

The TransImage conference is featuring a special track on data visualisation. Where are the new frontiers for visualisation? How can visualisation become a cultural artifact and general skill? How to support people creating, accessing, learning, and understanding visualizations? How do data visualisations become interface to the data? The work must be original and not published elsewhere before. High-rated submissions will get an invitation for an extended journal version. We like to encourage creative and provocative approaches to data visualisation.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Visualization beyond the desktop (e.g., design in augmented reality, physical visualizations)
  • Visualization Art and Design
  • Non-digital visualization (e.g. hand-drawings, sketching)
  • Storytelling, engagement, and education
  • Visualization design process, reflections, re-design
  • Design frameworks, design spaces
  • Visualization techniques
  • Perception and evaluation
  • Success stories and case studies

For information contact: Benjamin Bach (bbach -at-


The Image as More-Than-Human.

The Image as More than Human. The Image as More than Human questions the human as the dominant producer and interpreter of the image. In a world of other actors, from animals to sensing instruments that no longer ‘see’ the world but feel, taste, hear and measure it, we are beginning to realise that the construction of meaning across data sets is leading to a history of anthropocentric images. The shift from the hegemony of the human eye to ‘more than human eyes’, provides an opportunity to develop a flat ontology in which the interpretation of the world is made up from others. As established philosophies struggle to cope with this sensory overload preferring the safety of the nostalgic photograph as adequate representation of reality, can art / science / design practices reconfigure what we know to be an image?

This theme track invites papers and responses that recognise the image, non-humans and instruments of image production as ‘more-than-human’ agents, as active stakeholders and collaborators in research.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • More-Than-Human image production
  • More-Than-Human ethnographic and creative research methods
  • Case studies toward More-Than-Human image research
  • Analyses or treatise toward the More-Than-Human image
  • Educational practices
  • Success stories and case studies

For information contact: Chris Speed Mike Phillips or Luis Hernan


The Scientific Image and the Image-Body

How are artists, designers and creative communities in general reimagining, reinterpreting, and contributing to the realm of sciences? How does scientific information change the way we interpret the world and our bodies? How do we tell stories through scientific imagery and imaginaries? This theme track invites submission of papers, responses and provocative approaches that discuss science collaboration, bodies and biodesign.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Creative processes of engagement and collaboration with sciences – arts, design, and other practitioners collaborating with medical sciences, biology, chemistry, etc.
  • Designing with new materials, innovation in material engineering through design
  • Intersections between living and non living, the living image, evolving matter
  • Ecologies of the body, the body as a database
  • Re-appropriation of scientific tools, materials, outputs
  • Educational practices
  • Interrogating science

For more information please contact: Larissa Pschetz or Beverley Hood