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Sep
11

International Conference "Mirror, Mirror: Perceptions, Deceptions, and Reflections in Time"

 
 Conference CFP

When:

  11 Sep 2021 through 12 Sep 2021

CFP Deadline:

  25 Jun 2021

Where:

  Online Event | United Kingdom

Website URL:

  mirror.lcir.co.uk

Sponsoring organization:

  London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Categories:

  Arts & Humanities - Languages/Literature

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Event description:

Since ancient times, mirrors have been viewed as place where the dual worlds of soul and self merge. In ancient Mexico, polished obsidian mirrors were viewed as magical portals through which sorcerers traveled to reach the world of the gods. The fictitious mirror of 18th-century author, Oliver Goldsmith, revealed the inner workings of the mind rather than the surface. In the 21st century, our reflections may obscure rather than uncover the truths we once searched for. Through technology, we can recreate ourselves and the world around us. We see our altered, perfected reflections in our photos, on our web cams, and in advertising. Images may come to show not necessarily our realities, but visions of the world that we prefer. Indeed, altered visions and the falsehoods they purvey may serve as instruments for political gain, for the accumulation of personal wealth, and as a means of repression. This conference explores how our virtual concepts and reconstructed worlds impact humanit... Read more

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