Connectivity as Aesthetic Practice

Edited by Nicolaj van der Meulen and Jörg Wiesel

Transcript-Verlag

Connectivity as Aesthetic Practice

Pub Date: August 2020

ISBN: 9783837637250

200 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $35.00

Connectivity as Aesthetic Practice

Edited by Nicolaj van der Meulen and Jörg Wiesel

Transcript-Verlag

Aesthetic practices employ a double-hinged movement in the way they refer to connectivity. On the one hand, it seems as if connectivity in its purely functional orientation toward communicating through digital media is in itself responsible for having produced aesthetic practices and their social fields of action. On the other hand, it is precisely these aesthetic practices that, in the field of contemporary culture, elaborate the desiderata of connectivity beyond the territorial gaps they already mark out in the social and cultural sciences.

About the Author

Nicolaj van der Meulen and Jörg Wiesel are the heads of the newly founded Institut Ästhetische Praxis und Theorie at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts – Northwestern Switzerland.