To Tremble the Zero: Art in the Age of Algorithmic Reproduction

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dc.contributor.author Golding, Johnny
dc.contributor.author Kennedy, Steve
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-06T18:56:44Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-06T18:56:44Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009-06-06
dc.identifier.citation Golding, Johnny and Kennedy, Steve. "To Tremble the Zero: Art in the Age of Algorithmic Reproduction." Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, Victoria, B.C. Presentation. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://pactac.net/2009/06/to-tremble-the-zero-art-in-the-age-of-algorithmic-reproduction/
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6746
dc.description.abstract ‘To Tremble the Zero: Art in the Age of Algorithmic Reproduction’ is a philosophic, political and sensuous journey playing with (and against) Benjamin’s ‘Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’. In an age inundated by the ‘post-’: postmodernity, posthuman, post art, postsexual, post-feminist, post-society, post-nation, etc, ‘To Tremble the Zero’ sets out to re/present the nature of what it means to do or make ‘art’, as well as what it means to be or have ‘human/ity’ when the ground is nothing other than the fractal, and algorithmically infinite, combinations of zero and one. The work will address also the unfortunate way in which modern forms of metaphysics continue to creep ‘unsuspectingly’ into our understanding of contemporary media/electronic arts, despite (or perhaps even because of) the attempts by Latour, Badiou, or Agamben especially when addressing the zero/one as if a contradictory ‘binary’ rather than as a kind of ‘slice’ or (to use Deleuze and Guattari) an immanent plane of immanence. This work argues that by retrieving Benjamin, Einstein, Gödel, and Haraway, a rather different story of art can be told. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship SSHRC Image, Text, Sound and Technology Summer Institute, Workshop and Conference Grant – Critical Digital Studies Workshop en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Critical Digital Studies Workshops en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Walter Benjamin en_US
dc.subject algorithmic reproduction en_US
dc.subject binary en_US
dc.subject metaphysics en_US
dc.subject electronic art en_US
dc.title To Tremble the Zero: Art in the Age of Algorithmic Reproduction en_US
dc.type Recording, oral en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en_US

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