The Vasari Research Centre for Art and Technology at Birkbeck is hosting Yuk Hui on 17 June, 2016. Yuk is a research associate at the Institute of Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media of Leuphana University Lüneburg and completed his PhD at Goldsmiths under Bernard Steigler and Matt Fuller who some of you have recently seen giving the keynote at the Interface Politics conference in Barcelona.
In this talk, Yuk Hui will discuss his recent book On the Existence of Digital Objects, which is an investigation of digital objects in light of the proliferation of computational ontologies, and situates this phenomenon within both the history of philosophy and computation. This central thesis of the book is to develop a theory of relations in order to understand objects and to politicize the existence of digital objects, by drawing from Simondon, Heidegger and Husserl.
Location: Birkbeck Cinema – School of Arts 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD
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