Writing/Papers

 Upcoming papers/events

Interpreting the Undecidable: Turing’s Weird Machines in An Ecology of Distrust.” – paper to be delivered for the “Thinking with Algorithms: Cognition and Computation in the Work of H. Katherine Hayles, University of Durham, Durham,  26th – 27th February, 2015.

Books

BioShock: Decision, Forced Choice and Propaganda, (Zer0 Books: Winchester, 2014).

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

“The Facticity of Things: Meillassoux, Harman and Slotawa.” Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft, on “Fact, Facticity, and Factiality in Art History and Aesthetics,” Vol. 15.1 (forthcoming late 2015).

“Weak Novelty: Reconfiguring the Work of Florian Slotawa” – ‘O-Zone Journal’ Punctum Books, (forthcoming 2015).

“If Materialism is not the Solution, then what was the problem?: A Response to Harman.” in Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, No.47, (2014), pp. 111.124.

“Four Notes Towards Propaganda and the Post-Digital Symptom”, Post-Digital Research, APRJA Journal, Vol. 3. No. 1. (2014) ISSN: 2245-7755 [link to essay here]

“The Anxiousness of Objects and Artworks 2: (Iso)Morphism, Anti-Literalism and Presentness.” – In Special Issue of Speculations “Speculative Aesthetics” outcomes of Aesthetics in 21st Century conference, University of Basel, Switzerland, pp. 331 – 58. [link to PDF here]

“Propaganda” in RESEARCHING – Post-Digital Research”, Published by Digital Aesthetics Research Center, Aarhus University in collaboration with reSource transmediale, culture Berlin/transmediale. CC license ‘Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike’ EAN: 9788791810213 / ISBN: 87-91810-21-3 / ISSN (PRINT): 2245-7593 / ISSN (PDF): 2245-7607.

“Coding Undecidability”, (Co-authored with Geoff Cox) in RESEARCHING BWPWAP, (eds.,) Christian Ulrik Andersen, Geoff Cox, p. 15. University of Aarhus, January 2012, Design: Manuel Burger and Tim Hanekee, CC license: ‘Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike’, ISBN: 87-91810-25-6 / EAN 9788791810251 / ISSN: 2245-7593.

“The Anxiousness of Objects: Michael Fried, Object Oriented Ontology and Aesthetic Absorption” – Speculations Vol:2, May 2011. [link to PDF here]

“Why we should be ‘discrete’ in public” – PEER-REVIEWED NEWSPAPER: NYHEDSAVISEN – PUBLIC-INTERFACES, Eds: Christian Ulrik Andersen, Geoff Cox, Jacob Lund, University of Århus, March 2011, Design: Ida Knudsen, Geoff Cox, Christian Ulrik Andersen, CC license: ‘Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike’, ISBN: 87-91810-18-3 / EAN 9788791810183 [link to PDF here]

Published Book Chapters

“Hyper-Chaos”, “Fact” and “Facticality” – Entries for The Meillassoux Dictionary, Edinburgh University Press, 2014.

“Demonstration and Description” – essay for post-exhibition catalogue “And Another Thing”, curated by Katherine Behar and Emmy Mikelson, The James Gallery, The CUNY Graduate Centre, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY Sept 14th – Oct 29th 2011, (Punctum Books: New York) (forthcoming 2014).

“The Return of Discrete, Autonomous Artworks: Heidegger, Harman and Algorithmic Allure” – Heidegger and The Work of Art History, (ed.,) Amanda Boetzkes and Aron Vinegar, Ashgate Press: London. pp. 33 – 61.

“Continental Realism and Computation: Turing’s Propaganda,” in Weaponising Speculation: Conference and Exhibition, Curated and Edited by Dublin Unit for Speculative Thought (D.U.S.T), designed by Caoimhe Doyle, (Punctum Books: New York, 2014, pp. 9 – 17.

“Objects of Surprise: Violence, Security and Metaphysics” – Violence and The Limits of Representation, (ed.,) Samuel Goodman and Graham Matthews. Palgrave MacMillan, London, 2013, pp. 161 – 178.

“Is there such a thing as a mundane object? “Art at large” and the counter-factual objet trouvé” – “Field Static”, post exhibition publication, Devin King,  and Caroline Picard (ed.,), Chicago, 2012.

“Platforme, indkapsling og ren kode” (Platforms, Encapsulation and Clean Code), Geoff Cox and Robert Jackson, Byens digitale liv – Digital Urban Living,  (ed.,) Martin Brynskov, Kim Halskov and Lars Kabel, Books on Journalism, Media and the World, Danish School of Media and Journalism, Aarhus N

“Heidegger, Harman and the Alchemy of Every Icon” – Transtech Reader, Transtechnology Research Publications, 2010 [link to PDF here]

Talks Delivered

“Para-academia and the Education of Grown-ups” – for the panel “Para-academic Life – Becoming Ungovernable?” Covener Paul Boshears, session at Governing Academic Life, London School of Economics, June 25th → 26th, 2014.

“The Facticity of Things: Meillassoux, Harman and Slotawa.” Paper for Matters of Fact session, Association of Art Historians (AAH) Conference, 2014, Royal College of Art, London, April 10th → 14th, 2014.

Talk/panel for D.U.S.T collective, “Art and Philosophy: What Happens Next”, National College of Art and Design, Dublin. 6th December, 2013.

“The performance of Algorithmic Objects: Endurance, Determination, and Automata.” – Panel. Object Oriented Ecologies of Performance, Performing Objects Conference, Falmouth University, October 18th, 2013.

If Materialism is not the solution, then what was the problem?” – Response to Graham Harman’s lecture, “Materialism is Not The Solution”, The Auditorium at Aarhus Institute for Advanced Studies, Århus, Denmark, 9th October, 2013.

Propaganda and Decision Ecologies” – presentation given at ‘Post-Digital Research’, Resource, transmediale, Kunsthal Århus, Århus, Denmark, 7th → 9th October 2013.

“Object Oriented Aesthetics” Invited conversation with Francis Halsall, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, March 4th, 2013.

“Against Anthropcentrism: Aesthetics, Art, and Politics Beyond Thought” – Invited talk with Kim Charnley, University of Exeter, March 19th, 2013.

“Continental Realism and Computation: Turing’s Propaganda” – Invited paper at the Weaponising Speculation conference, D.U.S.T. (Dublin Unit for Speculative Thought), Independent Colleges, Dublin, March 2nd → 3rd, 2013.

“Coding Undecidability (Co-authored and delivered paper with Dr. Geoff Cox)”, Reloading Aesthetics, December 11th → December 13th 2012, Aarhus University

This is not a Test: Undecidability In-Between Machines”, Transtechnology seminar, December 12th, Plymouth University

Actor Recursion Theory (ART) Procedure and Presentness, Aesthetics in the 21st Century Conference, 13th September  → 15th September 2012, University of Basel, Switzerland.

How to make the best out of undecidability: Enumeration vs. Fidelity, Absolute, Noise and God, Thinking the Absolute Conference, Liverpool Hope University, June 29th → July 1st 2012.

Art and the Undecidability of Formal Systems: When participation becomes exploitative” – Participatory Materialities, Workshop and Symposium at the Centre for Digital Urban Living, Digital Aesthetics Research Centre, Århus University, 4th → 5th June 2012.

Reclaiming Configurability, Precarious Times: Reclaiming Criticality in Art and Digital Cultures Symposium and PhD workshop as part of PVAC British Art Show 7 Constellation Programme: 01st December 2011 → 03rd December 2011. Location: Plymouth, United Kingdom

The Beholding of Media: Object Oriented Ontology and Algorithmic Artworks. Re-Wire: Media Art History, Fourth International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology, Liverpool, 28th September → 1st October 2011.

Heidegger, Fried and Jeff Wall: The problem with ‘capturing’ equipment in photography, Perceptions of Practice, Nottingham Trent University, 11th July 2011.

The Agency of Waste: Eco-tone 1: Object Space Entanglements, Nottingham Trent University, 28th June 2011.

Antagonistic Interfa(e)ces: The purification of General Intellect, encapsulation and impure code – (Collaborative paper with Dr. Geoff Cox) Platform Politics: A Multidisciplinary Conference, Angila Ruskin University, Cambridge, May 12th → 13th 2011.

Why we should be ‘Discrete’ in Public – Public Interfaces Conference, the Centre for Digital Urban Living, Digital Aesthetics Research Centre, University of Århus, 12 → 14 January 2011.

Violence, Security and Metaphysics – Annual Critical Theory Conference – University of Exeter, 24th September, 2010

Heidegger, Harman and Algorithmic Allure – AAH (Association of Arts Historians Conference), Glasgow, April 16th, 2010

Thinking Beyond Thought – Transtechnology Research Seminar, University of Plymouth, November 11th, 2009

Bad Games are Becoming More Bearable – BADgames Colloquium, Play Research Group, Persuasive Media Studio, June, 2009

Moderated Events

Moderating afternoon panel at the reSource Methods in/compatible research practices, at Transmediale, Berlin, 1st February 2012.

MetaMute Magazine – Panel discussion on Aesthetics, Feedback and Things featuring Florian Cramer and Luciana Parisi: “Simon Jr’s Every Icon and Conway’s Game of Life: Comparing Two Modes of Aesthetic Orientation” January 20th 2012, 7pm – 9pmShowroom Gallery, London.

Online Articles and Other Writings

“Ordinaryism: An Alternative to Accelerationism. Part 1 – Thanks for Nothing”  Furtherfield Article, March 24th, 2014. [link to Article here]

Outsider Art: The Art Market’s ‘Cultural Capitalism’ Moment”, Furtherfield Article, June 16th, 2013. [link to Article here]

What is There? An Introduction to OOO and Art (Part 1)”, Bad At Sports Editorial, January 22nd 2013. [link to Article here]

Algorithms and Control”, Furtherfield Article, January 7th 2013. [link to Article here]

“Making the Digital Divide Cheap and Nasty”, Furtherfield Features, September 8th 2012. [link to Article here]

Discussions Before an Encounter”, Joint interview as a Speculations editor on the future of (para)academia, continent 2.2, 2012, pp. 136-147. [link to Interview here]

“Why Aren’t We Reading Turing?”, Furtherfield Features Article, June 23rd 2012 [link to Article here]

“The Banality of the New Aesthetic”, Furtherfield Features Article, April 15th 2012. [link to Article here]

Book Reviews

“The Performance of Infrastructure” Review of Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body As Performance, Nathaniel Stern, Gylphi Limited, Canterbury, UK, 2013. Furtherfield Reviews, [link to review here]

Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System (review). Leonardo 43(2) (2010), 188-189. The MIT Press. Retrieved July 12, 2013, from Project MUSE database. Also published online for Leonardo Reviews [link to orignal 2009 review here]

Review of “A Casual Revolution” for Leonardo Reviews, Jesper Juul, The MIT Press, Cambridge, 2010. [link to review here]

Review of Felix Guattari’s “Chaosophy, New Edition, Texts and Writings”, Felix Guattari, (ed.,) Sylvere Lotringer, Introduction by François Dosse, translated by David L. Sweet, Jarred Becker and Taylor Adkins, Translators Semiotext(e), 2008. [link to review here]

Selected shows and exhibitions

“The DSC0001.jpg Project” – DVD slideshow, in, “Tomorrow and Tomorrow”, Arts Organization, Nottingham, UK, 2008. Curator: Daniel Griffin

“Homes for America – YouTube Redux”, in, Six Chapel Row, Bath, April 2007.

Backpacking in Cuba” mixed media, Solo Show, – Invention Studios, Bath, October 2006.

Procedural Wilderness” – PS2 Console, Plinth. for Free Range, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, 2006.


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