Starting from today, I’ll be writing a regular blogpost/article/piece on OOO for the Chicago-based arts blog ‘Bad at Sports” The first text is already online. It is the first part of an Introduction to OOO and its possible relation to art and aesthetics – called ‘What is there?”
And by “taking care” I mean generalise the hell out of its members and differing complex positions by accusing it of ‘obviating’ all previous material. It’s a textbook example of sawing the branch you’re sitting on :- accuse a movement of ruthlessly obviating all previous material, by ruthlessly obviating the movement’s own material.
Replying to my last post on Chaitin, Noah Horwitz (who is working very closely with Badiou and Wolfram as am I) comments on the potential similarities and differences of our position. It’s an important conversation, so its worth elevating to its own post as it were. His original comment is here, but I’ve directly copied … Continue reading Noah Horwitz, Badiou, OOO and Constructive Computation
HERES that (late) Christmas present I was talking about. Happy Boxing Day!
There were some great responses to my post on hacking and OOO last week. Tim Richardson responded HERE and Nathan Gale just posted his response two days ago HERE. I’m doing this in the middle of a thesis session write-up, so I’ll have to be brief and numbingly inarticulate. So lets go through it a bit. … Continue reading Rule 30: More Hacking / OOO and all that…
A good debate has surfaced between Nathan Gale and Graham Harman on OOO and hacking. Gale’s post is HERE and Graham’s reply is HERE. The summary is this; Gale suggests that hacking sort of refutes Graham’s ideas on ‘allure’, as hacking is; “… a better way of understanding the relationship between the real object and … Continue reading On OOO and hacking
There’s been a ‘discussion flurry’ on the topic of OOO and politics. Intra Being has a decent summation on it, riffing on Morton’s posts (HERE) and Levi’s posts (HERE) and (HERE). Can a egalitarian position be articulated in OOO, can a restoration of democratic values be reworked by the plurality of object behaviour? I for … Continue reading Therefore OOO and politics
Here’s the OOO question of the weekend. As OOO advocates know, objects are like russian dolls – that is to say, they are nested. An object’s parts are more than the sum of the objects’s whole. Does this exude the suggestion that objects are, inherently and literally, full of themselves?
Panel proposal at the SEP on Art and OOO. Seeing has Harman’s the keynote there, I’d imagine it will be a very interesting panel. Ennis you all know, (or should know if you don’t know) Francis Halsall is a fantastic writer on system art, (I’ve mentioned his work a few times in my thesis), I … Continue reading SEP Panel on OOO and aesthetics
HERE is a great post from Paul Caplan on jpegs, software protocols and OOO objects. I’ve had a quick glance through it (as I’m about to go out for the night), and I’m not sure I can disagree with any of his sound words. We’re on the same panel for the platform politics event in May, … Continue reading Paul Caplan on OOO and jpeg protocols