[NetBehaviour] accident of art book

Ken Turner ken at sqallp.freeserve.co.uk
Sun Nov 19 16:56:47 CET 2006


Hi James

One of the issues that Virilio deals with is the idea of speed as it 
effects perception.
I think it also effects/infects subjectivity.
If you are interested in painting please see the site below.

http://www.imaginativeeye.co.uk/theoldship.html

cheers
ken


On Nov 16, 2006, at 00:47, <james at jwm-art.net> wrote:

> Has anyone read "The Accident of Art" by Paul Virilio and Sylvère
> Lotringer? It is an "extended conversation" between them. I generally
> find it difficult to understand criticism, the terms used, but by the
> end of the book I think I had a vague idea of what they were talking
> about.
>
> It goes something like this: The accident of art, or in fact it seemed
> more general, the accident of globalization/capitalism, is the
> correction of perception by machine. And, that we need to constantly
> fight against the machine and get inside of it to change it. Anyhow it
> was interesting but I thought that in particularly the way they talked
> about the digital and analogue and the internet, Sondhiem (probably
> others do too but I'm not aware of much) goes into greater depth.
>
> But the biggest thing that bugged me was the quick discussion about
> software. Initially they spoke of architects and how they should write
> their own software. Then a bit later, they question who are the
> programmers? They're sure it's not Bill gates. And they lamented the
> fact that no one goes about writing their own software. Me thinks they
> need to research that a little more.
>
> I probably read it too quickly to understand more.
>
> James.
>
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