The second issue of IMG journal publishes some in-depth contributions presented at the second IMG conference held in Alghero in 2019, after the first edition held in Brixen in 20171. Although all the contributions have been already published in the proceedings of the conference2, has emerged the need to deepen and to give more visibility to the debate on the topic of the conference, or the exploration of the ‘graphic sciences’ and their role in contemporary society.
Indeed, the IMG2019 conference was aimed to recompose the elements detectable in the international panorama of research in the fields of studies focused on the production of images; that can be labelled through the “expression graphic sciences”.
Photo-graphies. Memories of the eternal presence in the age of digital mortality
The labyrinths of Peter Sís. Picture books to travel through space and time
Interconnections between form and matter in twentieth-century Murano glass
Paper models of architectural surfaces. Images for implicit and explicit geometries
About sound mark.Considerations of identity connotations
The playful character of creative alphabets. The case of cover art between the 1930s and the 1970s
Seeing, Feeling, and Hearing Time. Extensions of Representation Between Diagrams and Figures
Visual learning and education for augmented reality environments
Image and Imagination. A research path between cross-sections and etchings
The new boundaries like exile of conscience
Memory and Absence. The family house in two autobiographical graphic novels
When does the Image become a Document? More History of Representation for New Drawings