THE RHETORIC OF IMAGES: LOGOS, ICON, LOGO
King’s College London
Saturday 30th November 2013
The relationship between word and image is at once an ancient and a contemporary issue. Over the centuries, both words and images have been delivered in different ways, each of them an innovation, from alphabetic writing to YouTube, opening up new routes for communication. The continuous existence of the Greek language means that there has been a continuing debate over these issues for many centuries. The aim of our Dialogue, therefore, is to explore the interaction between words and images from Greek antiquity to the global world of today. Which is more powerful - the Word, the Image or something which encapsulates the tension between the two, the Logo?
10:00 – 11:30
FROM LOGOS TO ICON
President of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation
"From icon to logos: a secular view of the talking image as a political phenomenon"
10:30 – 11:00
Emeritus Professor of Ancient Philosophy and a Fellow of St John's College, University of Cambridge
"Plato for and against images"
Emeritus Professor in the History of Art, University of London
"From calligraphy to icon: the early icons of Sinai"
THE MEANING OF IMAGES
Professor of History of Art at the University of Sussex
"The meaning of images as things"
Marketing Manager - New Business & Consumer Insights at Agthia Group PJSC
"Imagery in the Commercial World"
Professor of Semiotics and Education in the Department of Culture, Communication and Media at the Institute of Education of the University of London
"Reading images: multimodality, representation and new media"
TEXT AS IMAGE
Dilts-Lyell Senior Research Fellow in Greek Palaeography, Lincoln College, Oxford University
"Text as Image in Greek Manuscript Books"
Senior Curator, Middle East Collections, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
"From Text to Art Form in the Ottoman Hilye"
Partner and designer at Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv.
"Logo as Identity"
IMAGES OF THE PAST
Anastasios Ioannis Metaxas
Emeritus Professor, University of Athens
"The Rhetoric of the Ruins"
Award-winning historian and broadcaster
"Telling tales: the Story of Histories in Filmed Media"
Assistant Professor in Classical Archaeology, University of Athens
"Beyond Cultural Logoization: Disputed Classical Imageries in Contemporary Greece"