New PDF release: An Aesthesia of Networks: Conjunctive Experience in Art and

By Anna Munster

ISBN-10: 0262018950

ISBN-13: 9780262018951

Today nearly each point of existence for which facts exists could be rendered as a community. monetary information, social networks, organic ecologies: all are visualized in hyperlinks and nodes, strains connecting dots. A community visualization of a company infrastructure may possibly glance remarkably just like that of a 17 november. In An Aesthesia of Networks, Anna Munster argues that this uniformity has flattened our event of networks as lively and relational techniques and assemblages. She counters the "network anaesthesia" that effects from this pervasive mimesis via reinserting the query of expertise, or aesthesia, into networked tradition and aesthetics. instead of asking how people event pcs and networks, Munster asks how networks event -- what operations they practice and suffer to alter and bring new different types of event. Drawing on William James's radical empiricism, she asserts that networked event is assembled firstly via family, which make up its so much instantly sensed and perceived element. Munster seriously considers quite a number modern inventive and cultural practices that interact with community applied sciences and methods, together with databases and knowledge mining, the domination of seek in on-line task, and the proliferation of viral media via YouTube. those practices -- from artists who "undermine" info to musicians and VJs who use intranetworked audio and video software program environments -- are eager about the relationality on the center of modern-day community experience.

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