[ISEA2010] Paper: Alejandro Duque – Maleficio: Rituals of the Illnatured


Where is that missile supposed to be landing?
Being teased to deal in words with the notion of “Lo-Tech” and, to come close to the subject matter while engaging and defining such an overly oxygenated notion could be or mean within the kingdom of tropical maladies one should at the very least try first to map the place where targeted group strives to exist.

It would be relevant to address in parallel the very notion of tecne, (from ancient greek Τέχνη meaning craftsmanship, craft, or art) which is always the very essence of thought. A track that is way too foreign as the language I’m using here, while the main is to lineate a place where the idea of “low-tech” can be presented and studied in the context of a Colombian editorial project.

  • Alejandro Duque (CO) is a Colombian video artist who is currently pursuing a PhD in philosophy of communication. His dissertation deals with the “trafficking” of ideas and concepts across marginalized communities and western philosophies. His research interest focuses on new technologies and open source software.

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