Un­cer­tain Aes­thet­ics: Net­works in the Age of Emerg­ing Tech­nol­ogy

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  • Unsitely Aesthetics: the Reconfiguring of Public Space in Electronic Art

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  • Un­cer­tain Aes­thet­ics: Net­works in the Age of Emerg­ing Tech­nol­ogy

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  • Panel: Unsitely Aesthetics: the Reconfiguring of Public Space in Electronic Art

    We un­der­stand Un­cer­tain Aes­thet­ics to be a crit­i­cal com­po­nent in the per­for­ma­tive spaces be­tween con­tem­po­rary con­cep­tions of net­works. The surge of dig­i­tal ac­cu­mu­la­tion, the con­tin­ual sur­prise of in­for­ma­tional tex­ture and the lay­ers of ex­pres­sive mul­ti­plic­ity are what lend net­works their cre­ative power – as net­works in­ter­face both real and vir­tual spaces. We are at­tracted in our cu­ra­to­r­ial and artis­tic work to pro­jects that cap­i­tal­ize on the ex­pan­sive­ness of the dig­i­tal and that con­front the user with the re­al­i­ties of undis­ci­plined knowl­edge. Undis­ci­plined, that is, as we em­brace it from within the legacy of in­ter­ac­tiv­ity, a prac­tice that both so­lic­its the user to re­spond to a set of pre­de­ter­mined choices and gives it­self over to the users’ mo­men­tary stages, cre­at­ing works whose al­go­rithms leave them in­com­plete.

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