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 element of lifestyles for which information exists should 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 might 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 through reinserting the query of expertise, or aesthesia, into networked tradition and aesthetics. instead of asking how people event desktops and networks, Munster asks how networks event -- what operations they practice and endure to alter and bring new kinds of adventure. Drawing on William James's radical empiricism, she asserts that networked event is assembled before everything via relatives, which make up its such a lot instantly sensed and perceived point. Munster severely considers a number of modern creative and cultural practices that have interaction with community applied sciences and strategies, together with databases and information mining, the domination of seek in on-line job, and the proliferation of viral media via YouTube. those practices -- from artists who "undermine" information to musicians and VJs who use intranetworked audio and video software program environments -- are enthusiastic about the relationality on the middle of cutting-edge community experience.

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