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  • Assimilating the Deleuzian Objectile to a Pataphysical Clinamen: A pataphysical objectile for design research

Hales, Derek, 2019, Thesis, Assimilating the Deleuzian Objectile to a Pataphysical Clinamen: A pataphysical objectile for design research PhD thesis, Royal College of Art.

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The following thesis is an investigation of the objectile and the clinamen to demonstrate how one is assimilable to the other. If, at the time of writing the thesis, the concept objectile was already lodged on the plane or strata of architectural computing, then it is a supposition of the following that the objectile might be re-mobilised for speculative design research by assimilating it to a pataphysical clinamen. Clinamen, the following research will show, serves as a prototype for the science fictional, philosophical and architectural machines to be claimed as speculative objectiles for interdisciplinary design research cultures: Clinamen exemplifies the paradigmatic pataphysical and bachelor machines of schizoanalysis and the speculative research object or objectile. Which is to say, the concept clinamen possesses an interdisciplinary mobility as philosophical object and as a pataphysical machine, the Clinamen, a painting machine designed by Alfred Jarry’s pataphysician Dr Faustroll, named after the Lucretian atomistic concept resurrected by Jarry for the twentieth century. The following Thesis therefore composes a research plane on which to create an encounter between philosophy, speculative culture and design research, such that pataphysical concepts can be productively put into confluence with discourse on speculative design as a mode of practice-based research in pursuit of its principal claim: that the concept of the technical object objectile, created by philosopher Gilles Deleuze, can be assimilated to a pataphysical Clinamen.

Qualification Name: PhD
Subjects: Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2019 13:21
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2019 13:21
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4222
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