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 (Unpublished)Full text not available from this repository.
'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 Workshop Item (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|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Humanities & Social Sciences|
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
|Last Modified:||18 May 2011 12:35|
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