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  • From Drone-Truth to Radical Empathy: Consciousness in the Zero Zones of Time

Golding, Johnny, 2018, Conference or Workshop, From Drone-Truth to Radical Empathy: Consciousness in the Zero Zones of Time at ‘Sliced-up ghettos of thought’? Science, art and society - 20 years from now, London, UK, 31 January 2018.

Abstract or Description:

At a point when Drone-Truth and its partners in crime, Post-truth, the Petrol-sphere, the Anthropocene, and the trust-no-one Bit-coin methodologies of money and of life, stalk the globe as if intractable expressions of well-being, ethics and righteousness, Golding offers a radical challenge. It requires a step away from object oriented philosophy, speculative realism, metaphysics and neo-liberalist frameworks. It requires a ‘step- toward’ what Golding names the zero zones. At its most strange, this is nothing more or less than a re- engagement / encounter with some rather exquisite new friends (and in some cases, some rather tarnished old friends): quantum mechanics, contemporary art, alchemy, feminism, erotic praxis, non-locality, tentacular thinking, enlightenment and the queering of sense. But most of all, it is nothing more nor less than a profound engagement with curiosity. Her challenge to ‘step-toward’ the zero zones of time suggest, at its most courageous: radical empathy in the strongest, communal sense of the terms friendship, truth, love.
A paper was presented during conference ‘Sliced-up ghettos of thought’? Science, art and society - 20 years from now as part of a lecture series sponsored by the LAHP, November 2017 - March 2018.
[PLEASE NOTE: This paper has just been accepted to be included in the book by D. Rubinstein (Ed), The Fragmentation of Image, Routledge (under contract) to be published 2019)

Official URL: https://www.routledge.com/
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W800 Imaginative Writing > W830 Prose Writing
Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design > W990 Creative Arts and Design not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Fine Art
Copyright Holders: Johnny Golding
Funders: UCL
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2018 09:06
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2018 09:06
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3397

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