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Pendrell, Luke, McKay, Robin and Trafford, James, 2014, Book Section, Speculative Aesthetics In: Pendrell, Luke, McKay, Robin and Trafford, James, (eds.) Speculative Aesthetics. Redactions . Urbanomic, Falmouth, UK, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-0957529571

Abstract or Description:

This series of interventions on the ramifications of Speculative Realism for aesthetics ranges from contemporary art’s relation to the aesthetic, to accelerationism and abstraction, logic and design.
From varied perspectives of philosophy, art and design, participants examine the new technological mediations between the human sensorium and the massive planetary media network within which it now exists, and consider how the aesthetic enables new modes of knowledge by processing sensory data through symbolic formalisms and technological devices.
Speculative Aesthetics anticipates the possibility of a theory and practice no longer invested in the otherworldly promise of the aesthetic, but acknowledging the real force and traction of images in the world today, experimentally employing techniques of modelling, formalisation, and presentation so as to simultaneously engineer new domains of experience and map them through a reconfigured aesthetics that is inseparable from its sociotechnical conditions.

Official URL: https://www.urbanomic.com/book/speculative-aesthet...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W190 Fine Art not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Communication
Date Deposited: 02 May 2019 13:29
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 13:29
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3902

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