Anna Munster's An Aesthesia of Networks: Conjunctive Experience in Art and PDF

By Anna Munster

ISBN-10: 0262018950

ISBN-13: 9780262018951

Today virtually each point of existence for which information exists will be rendered as a community. monetary facts, social networks, organic ecologies: all are visualized in hyperlinks and nodes, traces connecting dots. A community visualization of a company infrastructure may 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 procedures 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 adventure pcs and networks, Munster asks how networks adventure -- what operations they practice and suffer to alter and convey new different types of adventure. Drawing on William James's radical empiricism, she asserts that networked adventure is assembled initially via family, which make up its such a lot instantly sensed and perceived element. Munster severely considers a number of modern inventive and cultural practices that interact with community applied sciences and strategies, 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" facts to musicians and VJs who use intranetworked audio and video software program environments -- are fascinated about the relationality on the center of modern community experience.

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