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Ian Bogost on understanding what it's like to be a thing. : Observatory: Design Observer
"“The alien isn’t in the Roswell military morgue, or in the galactic far reaches,” Bogost writes. “It’s everywhere.”"
ianbogost  alien  things  interview  2012  objectorientedontology  ooo  objects  books  designobserver  via:Preoccupations  alienphenomenology 
august 2012 by robertogreco
The New Aesthetic Needs to Get Weirder - Ian Bogost - Technology - The Atlantic
"The New Aesthetic is an art movement obsessed with the otherness of computer vision and information processing. But Ian Bogost asks: why stop at the unfathomability of the computer's experience when there are airports, sandstone, koalas, climate, toaster pastries, kudzu, the International 505 racing dinghy, and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to contemplate?"

[Nice selection of quotes chosen and comment by @litherland below]

Yes.
Rather than wondering if alien beings exist in the cosmos, let's assume that they are all around us, everywhere, at all scales.
Why should a new aesthetic [be] interested only in the relationship between humans and computers, when so many other relationships exist just as much? Why stop with the computer, like Marinetti foolishly did with the race car?
Being withdraws from access. There is always something left in reserve, in a thing.

Cf. Derrida, e.g., “L'annihilation des restes, les cendres peuvent parfois en témoigner, rappelle un pacte et fait acte de mémoire.”
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april 2012 by robertogreco
Ian Bogost - Alien Phenomenology, or What It's Like to Be a Thing
"In Alien Phenomenology, or What It's Like to Be a Thing, Ian Bogost develops an object-oriented ontology that puts things at the center of being; a philosophy in which nothing exists any more or less than anything else; in which humans are elements, but not the sole or even primary elements, of philosophical interest. And unlike experimental phenomenology or the philosophy of technology, Bogost's alien phenomenology takes for granted that all beings interact with, perceive, and experience one another. This experience, however, withdraws from human comprehension and only becomes accessible through a speculative philosophy based on metaphor."

[See also; http://www.amazon.com/Alien-Phenomenology-What-Thing-Posthumanities/dp/0816678987 ]
books  2011  objects  philosophy  speculativephilosophy  alienphenomology  object-orientedontology  ooo  ianbogost 
april 2012 by robertogreco
New Aesthetic // OOO // Future of Things | Near Future Laboratory
"…It’s the symptom of the algorithm…what comes out of the digital-political-economy of cultures that live by networks & the machinary (soft/hard/hashtag-y) that underpin it all. All this #newaesthtic #ooo #futureofproduction stuff is the excess. The unexpected, unplanned for result…things that happen w/out one self-consciously *going after* #newaesthetic / object-oriented ontological / future of network connected things sensibilities.

You can’t force this one. You can’t “do” New Aesthetic. It’s a Zizekian-Lacanian symptom of the networked world smushed up w/ overzealous design-technology & real aspirations to get things done. It’s horrifyingly beautifully unappeallingly seductive. It’s the nostril that must be picked. It’s the *shrug of bafflement upon seeing connected porn vending machines on a Lisbon…street corner w/ a screen built-in for watching right there. It’s what results from kooky, well-meaning stuff that gets connected, gets digital & gets inexplicable and comes out weird."

[More on object-oriented ontology:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object-oriented_ontology#Hyperobjects_.28Morton.29
http://www.againstthegrain.org/program/490/id/442328/tues-11-01-11-rethinking-ecology
http://twitter.com/Daniel_Joseph/status/152972349405265920
http://larvalsubjects.wordpress.com/2009/11/09/downgoing-the-democracy-of-objects/
http://vimeo.com/29092112 ]
futurethings  alienphenomenology  tryingtohard  internetofthings  objectorientedontology  ooo  2012  newaesthetic  julianbleecker  thenewaesthetic  iot 
april 2012 by robertogreco

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