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Speculative Aesthetics
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James Trafford Robin Mackay
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Speculative Aesthetics

James Trafford Robin Mackay Luke Pendrell


9780957529571

Urbanomic


Theory of art;
Philosophy: aesthetics


Paperback

144 pages

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An examination of the new technological mediations between the human sensorium and the planetary media network and of the aesthetic as an enabler of new modes of knowledge.

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.

Edited by:   James Trafford, Robin Mackay, Luke Pendrell
Imprint:   Urbanomic
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   4
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 146mm,  Spine: 10mm
ISBN:   9780957529571
ISBN 10:   0957529570
Series:   Urbanomic / Redactions
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   December 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Introduction; Amanda Beech, 'Art and its Science '; Benedict Singleton, 'Speculative Design'; Tom Trevatt, 'The Cosmic Address'; Peter Wolfendale, Amanda Beech, Simon O'Sullivan, Tom Trevatt, Alex Williams, Mark Fisher, Benedict Singleton, Robin Mackay, Nick Srnicek, 'Discussion'; Nick Srnicek, 'Accelerationism'; James Trafford, 'Towards a Speculative Rationality'; Alex Williams, 'The Politics of Abstraction'; Ray Brassier, 'Prometheanism and Real Abstraction'; Alex Williams, James Trafford, Tom Trevatt, Ray Brassier, Peter Wolfendale, Robin Mackay, Benedict Singleton, Nick Srnicek, 'Discussion'; Mark Fisher, 'Practical Eliminativism'; Robin Mackay, 'Neo-Thalassa'; Ben Woodard, 'Uncomfortable Aesthetics'; Simon O'Sullivan, Robin Mackay, Mark Fisher, Amanda Beech, Peter Wolfendale, Ray Brassier, Alex Williams, 'Discussion' Notes on Contributors

Robin Mackay is a philosopher and director of the UK arts organization Urbanomic and is Associate Researcher at Goldsmiths University of London. Amanda Beech is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles. Robin Mackay is a philosopher and director of the UK arts organization Urbanomic and is Associate Researcher at Goldsmiths University of London.

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