segunda-feira, 9 de abril de 2012


Conference to take place in Budapest, December 7-8, 2012

Conference organized by the
Visual Learning Lab, Department of Technical Education, Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
Speakers will include:

Laura Cull

James E. Katz

Zoltan Kovecses

John Mullarkey

Klaus Sachs-Hombach

Barry Smith

Frederik Stjernfelt

Contributions are invited from educational, communication, and media theorists; philosophers, linguists, psychologists, and other interested scholars on the following and related topics:

- educational theory and visual learning
- pictorial skills
- pictorial communication
- visual intelligence
- the visual mind
- ontology of images
- the image problem in the history of philosophy
- visual argument
- diagrammatic reasoning
- scientific visualization
- visualization and higher education
- information visualization
- image and language
- the use of images in foreign language teaching
- image and creativity
- images in the network age

A slot of altogether 30 minutes is planned for each presentation. We envisage an ensuing volume of selected papers (vol. 3 in the series Visual Learning, ed. by Andras Benedek and Kristof Nyiri).

Submission of abstracts (max. 200 words) and short biographical statements (max. 100 words) by Aug. 1, 2012.  Please send your submissions simultaneously to Prof. Andras Benedek <> (Head, Department of Technical Education) and to Kristof Nyiri <> (Professor of Philosophy, Department of Technical Education). Those submitting abstracts will be notified of the decision concerning acceptance by Sept. 15, 2012.

No conference fees will be charged. Participants are encouraged to arrange their own accommodation. The conference venue (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1117 Budapest, Magyar Tudosok korutja 2, Bld. Q, Wing A) is located near downtown Budapest.

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