“Your Participation Not Required: Machinic Performances” presented by Smoak


Session Title:

  • Enunciations of Nonhuman Performativity

Presentation Title:

  • Your Participation Not Required: Machinic Performances




  • This presentation draws from a behavioralist perspective of artistic activities in relation to theories of cultural development. Insights found here, the author will argue, may be profitably introduced into current discussions considering how new technologies create new problems for research practices regarded experimentally. Proceeding thusly, the author will consider the relevance of this kind of experimentalism for developing new techniques of cultural
    production, in particular the development of a ‘speculative rhetoric’ for new media (here considered generously). A number of recent examples will be considered, including those drawn from the author’s own artistic work revolving around dynamical and computational media systems.

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