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POIESIS AND ENCHANTMENT IN TOPOLOGICAL MATTER. Sha Xin Wei. MIT Press, Cambridge, 2013. 384 pp. with 70 ills. 24 x 19 cm. LC 2013-5784 ISBN 9780262019514 In English.
Publisher's description: In this challenging but exhilarating work, Sha Xin Wei argues for an approach to materiality inspired by continuous mathematics and process philosophy. Investigating the implications of such an approach to media and matter in the concrete setting of installation- or event-based art and technology, Sha maps a genealogy of topological media -- that is, of an articulation of continuous matter that relinquishes a priori objects, subjects, and egos and yet constitutes value and novelty. Doing so, he explores the ethico-aesthetic consequences of topologically creating performative events and computational media. Sha's interdisciplinary investigation is informed by thinkers ranging from Heraclitus to Alfred North Whitehead to Gilbert Simondon to Alain Badiou to Donna Haraway to Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Electronic Media/Computer Art, Several Media
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 155736
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