[csaa-forum] FW: FREE LECTURE AT CCP (event listing)

Laurie Johnson johnsonl at usq.edu.au
Thu Oct 4 07:41:22 CST 2007

From: Liesl Pfeffer CCP [mailto:lieslpfeffer at ccp.org.au] 
Sent: Wednesday, 3 October 2007 5:33 PM
Subject: FREE LECTURE AT CCP (event listing)

The Centre for Contemporary Photography presents a free lecture in


In May 2007 global media giant Google launched 'Street Views' enabling
users to explore street level photographs in selected city locations.
The growing convergence of digital images, GPS technology and internet
distribution represents a significant new threshold in the modern
conception of the city as a territory of images. Beginning with Charles
Marville's pioneering city photography during the 'modernisation' of
Paris from 1856-1871, Scott McQuire will trace the way the camera
initiates new systems of 'mapping' appropriate to the modern city.
McQuire argues that Marville's work helps to prepare the ground for the
emergence of modern 'statistical society'. While 'Street Views' builds
on this history, it also embodies a critical shift in which the
representation of urban space gives way to techniques of control based
on risk management.

Scott McQuire lectures in the School of Culture and Communication at the
University of Melbourne. His recent research has focused on the relation
between media and urban space, and his new book The Media City will be
published by Sage in February 2008.

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