The schedule for the 4th Biennial Kern Conference on Visual Communication: Rhetorics and Technology is now online. The Conference takes place at the University of Rochester, April 10-14, 2008. If you’ve never been to one of these conferences and can get there you should attend. This year features a keynote address by Professor Thomas Benson, Penn State University; a master panel on the past, present, and future of Visual Rhetoric featuring Lester Olson-University of Pittsburgh, Carolyn Handa-University of Alabama, Charles Hill and Marguerite Helmers-University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and Kevin DeLuca-University of Georgia; and a screening of Ron Osgood’s My Vietnam Your Iraq.
Perhaps the highlight for readers of NCN will be the panel on “Blogging Visual Politics” chaired by Cara Finnegan and featuring Michael Shaw from BAGnewsNotes, Jim Johnson from (Notes on) Politics, Theory & Photography, and your favorite bloggers from nocaptionneeded.com.
And of course you can round out the weekend with a visit to the George Eastman House and International Museum of Film and Photography.
For more information see the Conference website.