New PDF release: Aesthetics of the Virtual

By Roberto Diodato & Silvia Benso & John Protevi & Justin L. Harmon

ISBN-10: 1438444354

ISBN-13: 9781438444352

ISBN-10: 1438444370

ISBN-13: 9781438444376

Reconfigures vintage aesthetic recommendations with regards to the newness brought through digital bodies.

Arguing that the digital physique is whatever new—namely, an entity that from an ontological viewpoint has just recently entered the world—Roberto Diodato considers the implications of this type of physique for aesthetics. digital our bodies insert themselves into the gap spread out by means of the well-known contrast in Aristotle’s Physics among average and synthetic beings—they are either. they're beings which are concurrently occasions; they're photos which are immediately inner and exterior; they're ontological hybrids that exist basically within the interplay among logical-computational textual content and human our bodies endowed with technological prostheses. Pursuing this line of idea, Diodato reconfigures vintage aesthetic techniques resembling mimesis, illustration, the relation among phantasm and fact, the character of pictures and mind's eye, and the idea of sensory wisdom

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This does not imply a direct rejection of the theory, its assumptions, and its consequences, but it seems difficult to extend its scope to include the virtual body. Among other things, virtual art could not be interpreted as either autographic or allographic because it both depends intrinsically and at the same does not depend intrinsically on a notation, and even the famous “symptoms of the aesthetic” theory, which for Goodman as well does not claim to be exhaustive, should be modified. to be sure, Goodman has taught us a lot: he has demonstrated well that what we call “world” always happens within complex conceptions of the given: 46 Aesthetics of the Virtual [t]here is no innocent eye.

It is an embodied consciousness that arises primarily not as 26 Aesthetics of the Virtual an “‘I think that’ but [as an] I can,”36 that takes the environment as a set of possibilities for action, of expressive possibilities constitutive of qualitative horizons. In the virtual environment, the user-body inhabits the space and time that its interaction constructs as specific virtual space and time, and in the interaction it phenomenalizes the virtual body-objects that constitute the environment itself.

It M y Body in the Virtual environment 23 should also be noted that the analysis of the field (a field of interacting forces, in our case consisting of users and virtual bodies) cannot be a merely verbal description of the contents of a user’s experience, even if that user is the subject making the description, precisely because language attributes to the contents of experience an awareness that might not be legitimate. The issue is rather that of unfolding the layers of the genetic history that has led up to a specific experience, of retrospectively showing its development, of grasping the dynamics of its constitution, but without the pretense of universality that the technological development radically forbids.

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