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The Contemporary Condition: A Slow, Contemporary Violence Damaged Environments of Technological Culture

The Contemporary Condition: A Slow, Contemporary Violence Damaged Environments of Technological Culture
Library Shelf Location 05.COX
Publication Date 2016
Description

The contemporary moment is comprised of many overlapping speeds, rhythms, and periods of time. A central theme of Jussi Parikka’s book concerns slowness instead of acceleration: a different sort of a temporal horizon in order to understand some of the environmental temporalities that media and technological arts are involved in. This is approached through art and design practices that unfold this multiplicity of time, closely entwined with contemporary concerns in aesthetic theory, to understand and engage with the planetary time scales of slow environmental violence.

The third volume of the Contemporary Condition series continues the investigation into contemporaneity as a defining condition of our historical present. The series aims to question the formation of subjectivity and concept of temporality in the world now. It begins from the assumption that art, with its ability to investigate the present and make meaning from it, can lead to an understanding of wider developments within culture and society. Addressing a perceived gap in existing literature on the subject, the series focuses on three broad strands: the issue of temporality, the role of contemporary media and computational technologies, and how artistic practice makes epistemic claims.

The Contemporary Condition series edited by Geoff Cox and Jacob Lund, Volume 03
Copublished with Aarhus University and ARoS Art Museum

ISBN 9783956792823
Quantity 1
Pages 48
Editors Geoff Cox, Jacob Lund
Author Jussi Parikka
Format Paperback
Publisher Sternberg Press, Berlin
Category Art Theory/Criticism
Language English

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