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Museum Object Lessons for the Digital Age

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ISBN: 9781787352810 Year: Pages: 164 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787352810 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Ethnology --- Anthropology --- Sociology --- Social Sciences --- History
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Museum Object Lessons for the Digital Age explores the nature of digital objects in museums, asking us to question our assumptions about the material, social and political foundations of digital practices. Through four wide-ranging chapters, each focused on a single object – a box, pen, effigy and cloak – this short, accessible book explores the legacies of earlier museum practices of collection, older forms of media (from dioramas to photography), and theories of how knowledge is produced in museums on a wide range of digital projects. Swooping from Ethnographic to Decorative Arts Collections, from the Google Art Project to bespoke digital experiments, Haidy Geismar explores the object lessons contained in digital form and asks what they can tell us about both the past and the future. Drawing on the author’s extensive experience working with collections across the world, Geismar argues for an understanding of digital media as material, rather than immaterial, and advocates for a more nuanced, ethnographic and historicised view of museum digitisation projects than those usually adopted in the celebratory accounts of new media in museums. By locating the digital as part of a longer history of material engagements, transformations and processes of translation, this book broadens our understanding of the reality effects that digital technologies create, and of how digital media can be mobilised in different parts of the world to very different effects.

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object --- digital age --- arts --- museum

Speculations 3

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ISBN: 9780988234017 Year: Pages: 510 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0010.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Philosophy
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In this third volume of Speculations, a serial imprint created to explore post-continental philosophy and speculative realism, a wide range of topics are covered, from the philosophy of religion to psychoanalysis to the philosophy of science to gender studies, and in a wide variety of formats (articles, interviews, position pieces, translations, and review essays).

Le sujet et l’Histoire dans le roman français contemporain : Écrivains en dialogue

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ISBN: 9788874629596 Language: French
Publisher: Quodlibet
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Depuis une trentaine d’années ou plus, de nombreux écrivains français assument l’Histoire comme objet ou comme contexte de l’intrigue de leurs récits. Un regard en arrière qui ne connaît pas de bornes. Tourné d’abord et surtout vers le XXe siècle, dont il vise les phases les plus significatives et les événements majeurs, il s’étend souvent bien plus loin, vers d’autres siècles, d’autres périodes, d’autres époques. Quelle est la relation qui se dessine ainsi entre le sujet écrivant et l’histoire ? Pourquoi un écrivain décide-t-il d’évoquer le passé ? Quelle est la logique qui lui inspire le choix d’une époque plutôt que d’une autre ? Comment se situe-t-il par rapport au présent, qui reste son horizon incontournable ? Quelle attitude manifeste-t-il face à cette histoire qui est à la fois processus factuel et mise en récit ? Quelle est la spécificité de l’écriture romanesque par rapport à la narration historique ? Ces questions ont été abordées à plusieurs reprises par des critiques. Mais il semble productif que ceux-ci les adressent également aux protagonistes mêmes de ce phénomène, à des écrivains, et non des moindres, dont les propos font la matière de ce livre dialogué.

Speculations II

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ISBN: 9781953035028 Year: Pages: 354 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0344.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Philosophy
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From the Editorial Introduction: "If the first volume of Speculations was enough of an explicit wager, a willing blind leap in the terra incognita of the publishing world, then this volume forces us to stop and evaluate the reasons for the journal’s protracted existence. This is all the more important when we consider how the range of meanings of the term ‘speculative realism’ seems to be growing—with increasing numbers of thinkers situating themselves in its trail, or holding a somewhat cautious interest in it—while its e ective reference seems nowhere to be found. …"

Speculations

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ISBN: 9781950192991 Year: Pages: 212 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0343.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Philosophy
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From the Editorial Introduction: "Since I am convinced that nobody reads editorials I will keep my remarks brief. Putting together the inaugural issue of Speculations has been an unusual experience. It has depended on the collusion of fellow speculative types, the help of many anonymous reviewers, the endless patience of designer Thomas Gokey, and more hours than someone in the final year of their PhD should ever spend on a project. Looking over the final product I think it has all been worth it. This is the first journal dedicated to speculative realism and despite the obscurity of that term I think we all understand it as a handy label under which weird realists, continental metaphysicians, object oriented ontologists, transcendental realists, vitalists, and Lovecraftians can unite. This is also, perhaps, the first time a journal can boast that each contributor is also a blogger. This is the reason why Speculations could only ever be an online, open-access journal. …"

Voir et connaître la société : Regarder à distance dans les Lumières écossaises

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ISBN: 9791036201578 DOI: 10.4000/books.enseditions.14648 Language: French
Publisher: ENS Éditions
Subject: Philosophy
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Cet ouvrage a pour ambition de récrire une partie de l’histoire préalable à la constitution des savoirs des sciences de l’homme. Il propose une analyse de la manière de construire la relation sujet/objet et de faire de la société une « nature » qu’il devient possible d’observer à distance. Comment une telle extraction du sujet connaissant est-elle devenue pensable au XVIIIe siècle ? Comment l’éloignement du regard peut-il contribuer à modifier la nature même de ce qui est observé, à poser les principes d’un savoir nouveau, la sociologie ? Sur la base des textes des figures éminentes du Scottish Enlightenment et des auteurs issus de l’École historique écossaise – Bernard Mandeville, David Hume, Adam Smith et, dans une moindre mesure, Adam Ferguson –, Claude Gautier rend compte des nouvelles exigences ontologique, épistémologique et méthodologique qui conditionnent la possibilité de l’éloignement empirique du regard. Que s’agit-il de regarder ? La société. Que faire pour se mettre en situation de pouvoir la regarder ? S’éloigner.

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distance --- look --- empiricism --- relation --- suject/object

Rhetorical Agency: Mind, Meshwork, Materiality, Mobility

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ISBN: 9781947447240 9781947447257 Year: Pages: 206 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0187.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Linguistics
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In recent accounts of rhetoric’s storied productivity, commentators have implied, along systematically Kantian lines, albeit with the occasional protestation, that agency must be coextensive with subjectivity. But is that all there is (to 2,500 years’ worth of hypothesizing about the ways in which communication might promote social change)? Les Belikian’s answer, drawing not only on traditional and contemporary rhetorical studies but also on Deleuzean thinking, actor-network theory, and object-oriented ontology, takes the form of a quadruply contrarian thesis: Rhetorical agency inheres, irreducibly so, in subjectivity, in conventionality, in transcendence, and in materiality, all of which are themselves always under production.

After the "Speculative Turn": Realism, Philosophy, and Feminism

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ISBN: 9780998237534 Year: Pages: 200 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0152.1.00 Language: French
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Gender Studies
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Recent forms of realism in continental philosophy that are habitually subsumed under the category of “speculative realism,” a denomination referring to rather heterogeneous strands of philosophy, bringing together object-oriented ontology (OOO), non-standard philosophy (or non-philosophy), the speculative realist ideas of Quentin Meillassoux and Marxism, have provided grounds for the much needed critique of culturalism in gender theory, and the authority with which post-structuralism has dominated feminist theory for decades. This publication aims to bring forth some of the feminist debates prompted by the so-called “speculative turn,” while demonstrating that there has never been a niche of “speculative realist feminism.” Whereas most of the contributions featured in this collection provide a theoretical approach invoking the necessity of foregrounding new forms of realism for a “feminism beyond gender as culture,” some of the essays tackle OOO only to invite a feminist critical challenge to its paradigm, while others refer to some extent to non-philosophy or the new materialisms but are not reducible to either of the two. We have invited essays from intellectual milieus outside the Anglo-Saxon academic center, bringing together authors from Serbia, Slovenia, France, Ireland, the UK, and Canada, aiming to promote feminist internationalism (rather than a “generous act of cultural inclusion”).

Other Grounds: Breaking Free of the Correlationist Circle

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ISBN: 9780692715185 Year: Pages: 164 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0151.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Philosophy
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Is it possible to get outside your assumptions and know the world for what it is? As the 20th century came to a close, the verdict seemed to be a resounding “no,” but in recent years a renaissance in speculative thought has sparked new lines of inquiry into de-centering the human. Other Grounds enters this conversation with a decidedly lively voice and an ambitious project to match. Not only can we believe in a reality uncolored by our imaginations, says Lindsay, we can also experience it. Closely argued yet expansive in its reach, Other Grounds is built on the premise that we are by our very nature de-centered – that more than one agent is at work in the human body, and that this plurality can serve as a gateway to the experience of otherness in general. Leading the reader with a steady hand through the literature on coincident entities, set theory and the kinesthetic work of F.M. Alexander, Lindsay makes the case for the possibility of objects interceding on us from their own grounds. The result is that rare specimen in the annals of critical thought: a book that is as reasoned as it is readable, as sage as it is sardonic, and unmistakably original throughout.

Object Oriented Environs

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ISBN: 9780692642030 Year: Pages: 218 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0130.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Object Oriented Environs is the lively archive of a critical confluence between the environmental turn so vigorous within early modern studies, and thing theory (object oriented ontology, vibrant materialism, the new materialism and speculative realism). The book unfolds a conversation that attempts to move beyond anthropocentrism and examine nonhumans at every scale, their relations to each other, and the ethics of human enmeshment within an agentic material world. The diverse essays, reflections, images and ephemera collected here offer a laboratory for probing the mystery and potential autonomy of objects, in their alliances and in performance. The book is the trace of an event-space crafted over a day of conversation in two seminars at the Shakespeare Association of America meeting in 2014 in St. Louis and offers its nineteen essays as the end to the work-cycle of the collective we crafted that day. It is a noisy collation, full of bees, bushes, laundry, crutches, lists, poems, plague vectors, planks, chairs, rain, shoes, meat, body parts, books, and assorted humans (living and dead), and also a repertoire of dance steps, ways of configuring the relations between subject and object, actors or actants (human and otherwise). It is also a book that asks readers to ponder their environs, to consider the particularities of their world, of their reading experiences, and to consider what orders of meaning we might be able to derive from attending closely to all the very many things we come into being with.

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