, James Trafford
, Luke Pendrell
, et al.Amanda Beech, Ray Brassier, Mark Fisher, Robin Mackay, Benedict Singleton, Nick Srnicek, James Trafford, Tom Trevatt, [3 More...]
This series of interventions on the ramifications of Speculative Realism for aesthetics ranges from contemporary art’s relation to the aesthetic, to accelerationism and abstraction, logic and design.
From varied perspectives of philosophy, art and design, participants examine the new technological mediations between the human sensorium and the massive planetary media network within which it now exists, and consider how the aesthetic enables new modes of knowledge by processing sensory data through symbolic formalisms and technological devices.
Speculative Aesthetics anticipates the possibility of a theory and practice no longer invested in the otherworldly promise of the aesthetic, but acknowledging the real force and ...