Thursday, December 17, 2009

[Yasmin_discussions] arts,humanities and complex networks


i thought we could start a discussion related to th
relevant to the art, humanities and complex networks fall
for the leonardo satellite conference at NETSCI2010

pier luigi capucci is working on organising a january discussion
on simulation for yasmin




Guest edited by Sandy Baldwin and Alan Sondheim. Gallery curated by Mez

This special issue, guest edited by Sandy Baldwin and Alan Sondheim,
considers the network as dispersive anatomy. As the call for papers stated,
"A fundamental shift in the way we view the world is underway: the
abandonment of discrete objects, and objecthood itself. The world is now
plural, and the distinction between real and virtual is becoming
increasingly blurred, with troubling consequences within the geopolitical
register. This shift is related to a cultural change that emphasizes digital
deconstruction over analog construction: a photograph for example can be
accessed and transformed, pixel by pixel, cities can be taken apart by
gerrymandering or eminent domain, and our social networks are replete with
names and images that problematize friendship, sexuality, and culture
itself. One issue that emerges here: Are we networking or are we networked?
Are we networks ourselves?" The resulting texts and works deal with this
fundamental shift in new and illuminating ways.

Sandy Baldwin, "Introduction: the Anatomy of
Alan Sondheim, "The Uselessness of
Andy Clark, "Dispersed
Alphonso Lingis, "The Inner Cauldron; the Upward
Tom Zummer, "A Cartography of Interstices: Some Annotations Toward the
Mapping of Biological-Technological
Jon Marshall, "The Physiognomy of Dispersed
Maria Chatzichristodoulou, "When Presence & Absence Turn Into Pattern &
Randomness: Can You See Me
Joy James, "Mind the
Barbara Rauch, "'Natural' and Digital Virtual
Franziska Schroeder and Pedro Rebelo, "Sounding the Network: The Body as
Tanya Vujinovic, "Tactile
Patrick Lichty, "The Translation of Art in Virtual
Jon Cates, "A Prospect of the Dispersive
Marko Monteiro, "Molecular
Matthew Holtmeier "Scars, Cars, and Bodies without Organs:
Techno-colonialism in J.G. Ballard's

Mez Breeze, Introduction<>
Robert Ladislas Derr,

Marcel O'Gorman,

Nathaniel Stern and Pall Thayer,
Eugenio Tisselli, "JB Wock
Luther Thie, Eyal Fried,
Caitlin Berrigan, Michael McBean, "The Smelling
Vince Dziekan, "Remote"<>
Jon Cates, "A Prospect Of The Dispersive

*Special thanks to Nisar Keshvani, LEA Editor in Chief, 2001-2008*
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