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

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    Category interdisciplinary; international conference; mirrors; perceptions; deceptions; reflections

    Deadline: June 25, 2021 | Date: September 11, 2021-September 12, 2021

    Venue/Country: London/online, U.K.

    Updated: 2021-04-20 00:45:49 (GMT+9)

    Call For Papers - CFP

    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 humanity, the arts, and nature in the age of rising anthropocentrism.

    Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

    Illusion and the ancient world-mirrors and other artifacts and their elite metaphysical uses

    Specific cultural beliefs related to mirrors, truth, soul, and self

    Physical science: knowledge and beliefs relating to mirrors both ancient and modern

    Studies of writers, artists, and others who emphasize reality and illusion in their creative works (Lewis Carrol, Oliver Goldsmith, and others)

    Trompe l’oeil (Early and Modern Visual Art)

    Truth, illusion, and delusion in the age of the Internet--You Tube and other Media

    The reinvented self: modern or historical

    The dangers of deception (social and environmental concerns)

    Specific perspectives on truth and illusion as symbolized or addressed in the visual arts, creative writing, new historical narratives, architecture, and other media

    How altered vision can have far reaching impacts on culture, society, and the environment

    Paper proposals up to 250 words and a brief biographical note should be sent by 25 June 2021 to: Please download paper proposal form.

    We also welcome poster proposals that will address the conference theme.

    Registration fee – 90 GBP

    Keywords: Accepted papers list. Acceptance Rate. EI Compendex. Engineering Index. ISTP index. ISI index. Impact Factor.
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