Representations in Time: Art and the Politics of Scientific Imagination

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If representations as elements of knowledge always arrive “after the fact,” estranged and protean, how might retrospective constructions contribute to an emancipatory future? If reality is incomplete and inconsistent, continually being fashioned and refashioned, with no pre-existing metrics for image formations to be measured against, then what forms of mediations, what generative torsions take precedent, and how do they reflect dynamic values by which to measure and instantiate increasing indices of freedom and equality?  How can these changes be marked, understood and indeed transmitted?  Finally, what role, if any, does self-conception as a form of representation obtain for art, science and politics? 

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