Pictures, Bytes and Values: An Interview with Dominic McIver Lopes
Paloma Atencia-Linares


Dominic McIver Lopes is Distinguished University Scholar and Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of three books: Understanding Pictures (Oxford, 1996), Sight and Sensibility (Oxford, 2005) and A Philosophy of Computer Art (Routledge, 2010). Lopes has also edited various books and published widely in issues such as pictorial representation and perception, the aesthetic and epistemic value of pictures and scientific images, theories of art and its value, the ontology of art, and computer art and new art forms. Lopes has been a fellow of the National Humanities Center and a Distinguished Scholar at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, in addition to holding visiting positions at Ritsumeikan University, the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and the EHESS. He has won two Indiana University Teaching Excellence Awards, a Philosophical Quarterly Essay Prize, and the American Society for Aesthetics Outstanding Monograph Prize.

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Paloma Atencia-Linares is a doctoral student at University College London where she is working on her dissertation Arts and Facts: Nonfiction and the Visual Arts. She has held a Fulbright Scholarship, the British Society of Aesthetics Studentship, an AHRC grant and a Jacobsen Fellowship. Paloma is also one of the organisers of the London Aesthetics Forum.

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