A Series of Visual Notes by Nicolas Labarre Pertaining to the “Poetics of the Algorithm” Conference (Liège, June 16-18 2016)

Posted by Nicolas Labarre on 14 Jul, 2016

Poetics of the Algorithm poster (fragment)


This output is composed of a series of visual notes pertaining to the “Poetics of the Algorithm” conference organized by the ACME group at the University of Liége, Belgium, on June 16-18 2016. These notes were taken during the presentations and are accompanied by representations of the speaker themselves.

These visual notes do not seek to capture the entirety of the arguments presented, but rather to provide a snapshot and keepsake of the event, while also pointing towards the concepts and references around which these presentations were structured. While these drawings were shared on social networks during the conference, they were meant as a form of personal note-taking and may therefore reflect the idiosyncrasies of the note-taker more than those of the presenters themselves.

These visual notes are by Nicolas Labarre.

Keywords comics scholarship; comics studies; visual notes; graphic scholarship; conference proceedings Visual Notes Please click on the images to enlarge them. [gallery columns="1" size="medium" link="file" ids="10496,10497,10498,10499,10500,10501,10502,10503,10504,10505,10506,10507,10508,10510,10511,10512,10513,10514,10515,10516"]

Competing Interests

The author declares that they have no competing interests.

Editorial Note

The Comics Grid is interested in encouraging and promoting scholarship and conference note-taking in visual/graphic form and is keen to recognise these efforts as significant contributions to the scholarly record. This output was edited and prepared for online publication by Ernesto Priego. These visual notes have been published here with the written consent of the conference organisers. Find out more about the ACME Research Group here.


ACME Research Group. Poetics of the Algorithm: Narrative, the Digital, and ‘Unidentified’ Media. Conference Programme. Available from https://poeticsofthealgorithm.wordpress.com/programme/. [Accessed 14 July 2016].

Priego, Ernesto (2016). #algopoetics Conference Day 1 (Thursday 16 June), #algopoetics Conference Day 2 (Friday 17 June) and #algopoetics Conference Day 3 (Saturday 18 June). Storify. The three resources are available from https://poeticsofthealgorithm.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/algopoetics/. [Accessed 14 July 2016].

Wilkins, Peter (2016) A Series of Visual Notes by Peter Wilkins Pertaining to the “Poetics of the Algorithm” Conference (Liège, June 16-18 2016). The Comics Grid [Blog]. July 16 2016. Available from http://blog.comicsgrid.com/2016/07/visual-notes-peter-wilkins-poetics-algorithm-conference-liege-2016/ [Accessed 16 July 2016].