notthisbody: Becoming Infosynaesthetic

April 13, 2012

Via Scoop.itshubush augment

A few days ago Bruce Sterling posted an “Essay on the New Aesthetic”, summing up his most recent thoughts after a panel at SXSW, similarly titled “The New Aesthetic – Seeing like digital devices”. The focal point of definition for this New Aesthetic is well documented and a gestalt emerges quite quickly on the New Aesthetic tumblr, a juxtaposition of quotes, images, sensations, videos highlighting myriad examples of that which its curators are recognizing is already happening.

In short, New Aesthetic touches in some sense the bleeding of the virtual dimension into the actual and our increasing reflection of our own methods of sensing in machines, and vice versa. What’s surprising about Bruce’s usually sardonic critique of modern culture is that he acknowledges his own excitement and novelty with NA, that perhaps it does indeed holds the potential for something new…

Via spacecollective.org

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