Session Title:

  • The Volatility and Stability of WorldMaking as Techné

Presentation Title:

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  • Chair Per­son: Mark-David Hos­ale
    Pre­sen­ters: Roy As­cott, Jerome De­cock, Mar­cos Novak, Al­berto De Campo & Sana Mur­rani

    The term techné is an an­cient philo­soph­i­cal con­cept that was de­bated by philoso­phers such as Xenophon and Plato, as well as more con­tem­po­rary philoso­phers such as Mar­tin Hei­deg­ger and Félix Guat­tari. In sim­pli­fied terms techné con­cerns the art and craft of mak­ing. In par­tic­u­lar the dis­cus­sion of techné is not only con­cerned with what is made, but how and why it is made. The think­ing of art prac­tices (music, art, and ar­chi­tec­ture) as a kind of World­Mak­ing refers to a techné that is seek­ing to ex­plore art-con­cepts as ex­pres­sive al­ter­na­tive re­al­i­ties through the de­vel­op­ment of self-re­flex­ive and in­ter­nally con­sis­tent art-worlds. The Volatil­ity and Sta­bil­ity of World­Mak­ing as Techné panel dis­cus­sion will focus on the in­volve­ment of the tech­nol­ogy of World­Mak­ing in par­tic­i­pa­tory art prac­tice. Such prac­tice can be found in all areas of art, how­ever, the ones under scrutiny for this par­tic­u­lar panel are: in­ter­ac­tive, gen­er­a­tive, pros­thetic art, ar­chi­tec­ture and music prac­tices that de­pend on the par­tic­i­pa­tion of ob­servers for their vi­tal­ity and de­vel­op­ment. The panel will chal­lenge the level of in­volve­ment and in­te­gra­tion of the ob­server within the gen­er­a­tive praxis in a techno­sci­en­tific agenda.