New Aesthetic – Hearing like machines

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Shintaro Miyazaki has a very good paper over at about

[…] the discursive potential of ‘seeing like digital devices – the call made by the New Aesthetic – from a media-archaeological perspective and argues that we need to go beyond, below and around the visible for a comprehensive understanding of the media-theoretical implications that come along with this metaphoi.

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That is for obvious reasons super interesting! I haven’t heard of the new aesthetic before, but it seems like a practical attempt at object oriented ontology in the arts. I love that he starts out with the sentence:

‘Seeing like digital devices’, which is the call made by the New Aesthetic, is essentially impossible.

Which is utterly true in my opinion. But none the less interesting as an artistic attempt.

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