Media Aesthetics (completed)
About the project
The various works produced within the framework of the media aesthetics project offer no single mode or object of analysis. What is shared is, rather an attempt to place research on media objects and institutions beyond the framework of communication studies, while aesthetic objects, formats and operations are approached at their intersection with media and information machineries or with a view to their role within the politics of mediation.
The overall approach of the project responds to an experienced need to reorient aesthetic theory and research in accordance with the massive changes to human existence and social organization brought on by the omnipresence of information technologies that integrate previously separate media in global networks of production. This reorientation does not, however, simply concern contemporary culture: it opens onto new definitions of the nature of technology, art, human bodies and the sense-apparatus.