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To tremble the zero: art in the age of algorithmic reproduction

To tremble the zero: art in the age of algorithmic reproduction

Golding, Sue and Kennedy, Steve (2009) To tremble the zero: art in the age of algorithmic reproduction. In: Critical Digital Studies Workshop, 4-6 June 2009, Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture at the University of Victoria. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

'To Tremble the Zero: Art in the Age of Algorithmic Reproduction' is a philosophic, political and sensuous journey playing with (and against) Benjamin's 'Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction'. In an age inundated by the 'post-': postmodernity, posthuman, post art, postsexual, post-feminist, post-society, post-nation, etc, 'To Tremble the Zero' sets out to re/present the nature of what it means to do or make 'art', as well as what it means to be or have 'human/ity' when the ground is nothing other than the fractal, and algorithmically infinite, combinations of zero and one. The work will address also the unfortunate way in which modern forms of metaphysics continue to creep 'unsuspectingly' into our understanding of contemporary media/electronic arts, despite (or perhaps even because of) the attempts by Latour, Badiou, or Agamben especially when addressing the zero/one as if a contradictory 'binary' rather than as a kind of 'slice' or (to use Deleuze and Guattari) an immanent plane of immanence. This work argues that by retrieving Benjamin, Einstein, Gödel, and Haraway, a rather different story of art can be told.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Keynote)
Additional Information: The Critical Digital Studies Workshop is a three-day series of streamed lectures taking place from June 4-6, 2009 at the Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture at the University of Victoria. The event includes presentations by 21 thinkers of the digital present and future.
Uncontrolled Keywords: aphoristic text, sound installation,
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:04
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/1644

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