Leonardo Art, Science and Technology Lecture Series The Technical Distribution of Sensibility
City: Shanghai
Opening: 02.06.2018 Saturday,15:00-17:00
Venue: Chronus Art Center (CAC)
Address: No.18, No.50 Mo Gan Shan Rd, Shanghai
Host(s): Chronus Art Center、CAFA Center for Art and Technology、CAFA Art Museum

Speaker:Mark B.N. Hansen

About the Lecture

This lecture will explore the possibility of an aesthetics that is shared between humans and machines. We will mobilize French philosopher Gilbert Simondon’s conception of information as receptivity without a pregiven receiver to explore the operation of environmental individuation and the double role that technical media plays in it – both as an intensifier of the sensitivity of humans to the environment and as a surrogate “presentifier” of the causal lineages informing both human and environmental individuations. By thinking with some selected artworks, we will explore how humans share the world of sensibility with machines, and what this means for the role of aesthetics in experience.

About the Speaker

Siegfried Zielinski, Professor of Media Theory, special research field archaeology and variantology of the arts and media at the University of Arts (UdK) Berlin; Michel Foucault Professor of Media Archaeology and Techno-Culture at the European Graduate School in Saas Fee; Rector of the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe (2016-2018); Director of the Vilém-Flusser-Archive at the UdK Berlin (1998-2016); Founding Director of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (1994–2000). Publications include: Audiovisions (1999), Deep Time of the Media (2006), […After the Media] (2011), FLUSSERIANA (2015); chief-editor of the seriesVARIANTOLOGY – Deep Time Relations Between Arts, Sciences, Technologies (2005–2010) and numerous other books. Member of the North Rhine-Westfalen Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Academy of Arts Berlin, the Magic Lantern Society of Great Britain; Honorary Professor and Dr. Phil. at the University of Arts Budapest (Hungary).


[Editor] 张艳