ON THIS SITE
Perceptual Anarchism: Impressionism and the
invention of cinema, a reflection on the processes through which the image
became pixellated, and the contradictions that the process brought with
it. This originally formed part of the argument now rehearsed in Chapter
2 of Digital Aesthetics
Horizons: On Nomadic Communications and the
Escuela de Santiago, a conference paper exploring themes of letter-writing,
airmail and airmail stamp design taken up in the final chapter of the book.
The essay also relates to work I have done in the past on the Chilean airmail
artist Eugenio Dittborn, to whom many thanks.
The Churning of the Waters: a catalogue essay
on the work of Bashir Makhoul, all too briefly mentioned in the closing
chapter as an exemplary diasporan artist
The Angel of Mediation: a catalogue essay on
the work of Simon Biggs, mentioned n the chapter on Turbulence
The Relevance of the Baroque: it broke my heart
to cut this. A brief argument that we inhabit not a new renaissance but
a new baroque, a theme picked up at various points in the book but never
quite distilled. Perhaps now I would look more closely at Christine Bucci-Glucksman's
work on Benjamin and modernity, Baroque Reason. This cut also includes
further discussion of Simon Biggs' work.
The Materiality of the Text: a historicised
plea for attention to shift from the abstraction of text to the materials
-- paper, inks, type; or glass, light, pixels -- that carry it and that
provide the first experience we have of it
ON OTHER SITES
‘Online Sound and Virtual Architecture (Contribution to the Geography of
Cultural Translation)’, paper given at the ISEA Conference, Rotterdam,
Holland, September 1996; published online by Leonardo Music Journal (http://-mitpress.mit.edu/Leonardo/lmj/sound.html)
1997, and in hardcopy in Leonardo Music Journal 7, 1997.
‘Hypermetrics: The Co-evolution of Voice and Machine from Typewriter to
Hypertext’, online in trAce.freebase (http://human.ntu.ac.uk/foh/
freebase/freebase.html), May 1997.
‘Postmortem Media? Art, Ecology and Utopia’, Fotofeis public conference
presentation, Inverness, Scotland, 24 June 1993, published online in The
Difference Engine (http://www.gold.ac.uk/difference/engine.html),
n.2, 1995. Note that this site has been the object of some struggles over
control of research and may not always be available.
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