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National Seminar on ‘Contesting the Site of Sights: The Discourse of Visual Media Cultures with reference to Northeast India’ organized

 

Shillong, June 2019: We are what we see. The visual is rapidly “replacing” the common linguistic signs as our primary means of communicating with each other and of the understanding of our world. The visual culture has become a popular field of study in recent years. Visual culture is concerned with visual events in which the consumer in an interface with visual technology seeks information, meaning or pleasure.

        The contemporary visual culture of Northeastern part of India is dominated by visual genres and media such as photograph, television, film, video, cartoons, posters, t-shirts, comics, computer simulations to just name a few. At the same time the ethnic visual cultures also demand attention for preservation as well as critical studies. In this regard, the  EFL University, Shillong Campus is   organizing a two-day National Seminar on ‘Contesting the Site of Sights: The Discourse of Visual Media Cultures with reference to Northeast India’ today and tomorrow at the University Campus.  

        The inaugural function will be held today at the University premise. Professor Kailash C. Baral, Vice- Chairperson, MAKAIAS, Kolkata, former Director of EFLU Shillong campus and PVC, was the Chief Guest and Professor. R. K. Satpathy, Honorary Director, ICSSR-NERC, Shillong was the Guest of Honour on the occasion. MMP

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