Center for Image Science
Visual Competencies for the Digital Age
Danube University Krems, Austria
As repositories of knowledge and instruments of communication the importance of image media continues to grow in our globalized society. Images form both networks of societal cohesion and have the power to ignite political and religious passions. Images create values and are a core resource for elaborating and communicating new scientific theories. Today the dynamics of the media revolution is re-defining many issues that image science engages with. In almost every field practical and theoretical knowledge about how images originate, function, are exploited, their history and their effects is an essential prerequisite for acquiring image competence in the digital age.