IMAGE 1: Bildwissenschaft als interdisziplinäres Unternehmen - Eine Standortbestimmung 



  • Klaus Sachs-Hombach: Einleitung

  • Peter Schreiber: Was ist Bildwissenschaft? Versuch einer Standort- und Inhaltsbestimmung

  • Franz Reitinger: Die Einheit der Kunst und die Vielfalt der Bilder

  • Klaus Sachs-Hombach: Arguments in favour of a general image science

  • Jörg R.J. Schirra: Ein Disziplinen-Mandala für die Bildwissenschaft. Kleine Provokation zu einem Neuen Fach

  • Kirsten Wagner: Computergrafik und Informationsvisualisierung als Medien visueller Erkenntnis

  • Dieter Münch: Zeichentheoretische Grundlagen der Bildwissenschaft

  • Andreas Schelske: Zehn funktionale Leitideen multimedialer Bildpragmatik

  • Heribert Rücker: Abbildung als Mutter der Wissenschaften


Autor: Klaus Sachs-Hombach
[Thema des Artikels]

Was ist Bildwissenschaft? Versuch einer Standort- und Inhaltsbestimmung
Autor: Peter Schreiber
We believe that Informatics is the science and technique that deals with the material representation of information, its creation, its storage, its contribution, its transmission, its transformation into different ways of representation and its reception, not considering the biological or technical systems involved or whether the information is represented by a series of signals (temporal or local), images, sounds, chemical stimuli, etc. Computer science is only the part of Informatics that is concerned with the realisation of the processes mentioned above with the help of computers or related technical systems (besides: this aspect tends to push aside the different other aspects lately). There could not be a Computer Science before the idea of the computer; Informatics have a history that leads us back not only to the beginning of human kind, but also into prehistoric biology.

Die Einheit der Kunst und die Vielfalt der Bilder
Autor: Franz Reitinger
The distinction made by Hans Belting between a history of artworks and a history of images opened up a range of new perspectives to the field of image research in the early 1990s. And yet, his distinction had a crucial disadvantage. Belting’s attempt to think this difference in historical terms and to project it upon a general sequence of styles and epochs led him to the conclusion that the Middle Ages were, what he called, an era of image production. Belting sharply delimited this era from early modern and modern times which he believed to be dominated by artistic theory. With his theses, Belting led medieval studies in early Christian imagery wings, while, on the other hand, Belting’s two eras have proved to be a burden that since than weighed heavily upon modern image research. As this article shows, the dominance of academic art doctrines over modern image production was by no means all-embracing. It is, nonetheless, true that the academic system of arts was largely responsible for driving out the majority of images from a general aesthetic discourse. It is the purpose of this article to point at the conclusions that are to be drawn from these details for a new science of images.

Arguments in favour of a general image science
Autor: Klaus Sachs-Hombach
In this paper I want to make an attempt at responding to the question how the claimed interdisciplinary image science can be systematically promoted and finally established. This is not a question of how further interdisciplinary conferences and publications can be realised. Rather this paper intends to offer suggestions how existing cooperation might and should be organised independently from individual scientists in order to generate a remaining academic appreciation. In clarifying such conceptual questions I see a specific philosophical contribution to image science.

Ein Disziplinen-Mandala für die Bildwissenschaft - Kleine Provokation zu einem Neuen Fach -
Autor: Jörg R. J. Schirra
Only since the mid-1990s, Image Science is seen as a discipline that goes beyond the borders of Art History and that is scientifically concerned with all aspects of dealing with images and related systems of representation and signs. The following ideas are concerned with image science as an attempt to establish a scientific field, that hopefully will embody a modern idea of what an established discipline can be. A central criterion for what is meant by „new” here, is its interdisciplinary nature and therefore its multitude of methods. The question has therefore to be answered of how the different disciplines are related and especially how the different methods interact with each other. According to the subject of Image Science, this contribution will try to visualise (at least partly) the relationship between the different parent disciplines.

Computergrafik und Informationsvisualisierung als Medien visueller Erkenntnis
Autor: Kirsten Wagner
The flood of images, new ways of creating images and of mechanic perception, critique on the traditional theories of image and representation are diverse aspects of one crisis, that has influenced images as well as the perception. One of these symptoms, too, is the attempt to establish an image science, that can offer beyond the borders of the single sciences a general theory of images that is based on few central axioms (see Sachs-Hombach 2003).

Zeichentheoretische Grundlagen der Bildwissenschaft
Autor: Dieter Münch
Image science is a project of scientists from different fields, such as Computer Science, Semiotics, Psychology, Anthropology, Communication Science, Ethnology, Art History and Hermeneutic Philosophy (the book series “Image Science”, that was founded in 1999 by Klaus Sachs-Hombach and Klaus Rehkämper, gives information about the development of Image Science). The multitude of perspectives leads to the question of how these perspectives are integrated into Image Science, for an interdisciplinary co-operation asks for more than just a common theme.

Zehn funktionale Leitideen multimedialer Bildpragmatik
Autor: Andreas Schelske
My question is: What are the ten functional and central ideas, that determine the multimedia based communication with images in the informational network society fundamentally?

Abbildung als Mutter der Wissenschaften
Autor: Heribert Rücker
An general Image Science will have to deal with two traditional questions: what, on the one hand, are the possibilities of images and how, on the other hand, can an original be recognised. The technical and the semantic train of thought seem to be complementary. None of them can manage without the other.