Technologies of Lived Abstraction

The Technologies of Lived Abstraction series includes transdisciplinary works that critically and creatively inquire into processes of emergence in the world today. Thought and body, abstract and concrete, local and global, individual and collective: works in this series are not content to rest with such habitual divisions. They explore how these facets come together, if only to form the movement by which they come again to differ.

An Aesthesia of Networks

Anna Munster

Today almost every aspect of life for which data exists can be rendered as a network. Financial data, social networks, biological ecologies: all are visualized in links and nodes, lines connecting...

Contagious Architecture

Luciana Parisi

In Contagious Architecture, Luciana Parisi offers a philosophical inquiry into the status of the algorithm in architectural and interaction design. Her thesis is that algorithmic...

Moving without a Body

Stamatia Portanova

Digital technologies offer the possibility of capturing, storing, and manipulating movement, abstracting it from the body and transforming it into numerical information. In Moving without a...

The Rhythmic Event

Eleni Ikoniadou

The sonic has come to occupy center stage in the arts and humanities. In the age of computational media, sound and its subcultures can offer more dynamic ways of accounting for bodies, movements,...

Semblance and Event

Brian Massumi

Events are always passing; to experience an event is to experience the passing. But how do we perceive an experience that encompasses the just-was and the is-about-to-be as much as what is...