Image Capital – Computational Science

  • Armin Linke & Estelle Blaschke and Sabine Süsstrunk
  • Dialogue Series Photography & Science
  • In dialogue

Every day, billions of digital photographs are produced and archived worldwide. These images, consisting of metadata and pixels, are considered the raw material of the future. They can be evaluated, filtered, programmed and controlled. They even serve to develop artificial intelligence. Armin Linke and Estelle Blaschke make the examination of this flood of image data the subject of their new project “Image Capital”. Together with Sabine Süsstrunk, who specializes in computer-assisted photography, among other things, the project will look – beyond art – at the role of photography within social, economic and cultural practices.

place: Institute for Psychology, Lecture Hall II, Hauptstraße 47-51, 69117 Heidelberg
Language: German

The dialogue series is a cooperative event of the German-American Institute, the Institute of European Art History at the University of Heidelberg and the Biennale of Contemporary Photography.

With the kind support of the city of Heidelberg, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation and the Friedrich Foundation

What is the relationship between artistic photography and science? Renowned photographic artists* and scientists* from various disciplines will discuss this in the eight-part international dialogue series “Photography & Science” from 16 January to 2 April 2020. The artistic works form the starting point for a cross-disciplinary questioning of the medium and show the potential of photography to blur both areas.


Dear Guests, due to the intensifying developments and the corresponding official orders of the City of Heidelberg in the context of the measures to contain corona virus infections, all events at the DAI Heidelberg will be cancelled from March 13 to April 19, 2020 inclusive.

Admission is free.