[ISEA2017] Poster: Jaime del Val — ALGORICENE Genealogy, Ontology, Aesthetics and Politics of Algorithmic Life, from the Ancient World to Big Data

Poster Statement 

Keywords: Big Data, Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene, Singularity.

Algoricene is a concept and subproject of the Metabody project. This project proposes to explore, both through theoretical research and through artistic creation, the impact, history, ontology, aesthetics and politics of algorithmic modes of organization that may be traced already in old cultural formations such as grided urban plans in Mesopotamia and ancient Greece, or perspectival vision in the Renaissance, and which currently undergo an explosion in the context of Big Data systems.

  • Jaime del Val (Spain) is meta-media artist, philosopher and activist, director of Reverso and coordinator of the METABODY Project. Jaime del Val develops transdisciplinary projects in the convergence of arts, technologies, critical theory and activism, proposing redefinitions of embodiment, perception and affects that challenge the ontological foundations of contemporary control society.   reverso.org   metabody.eu.

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