CONTAGIOUS ARCHITE COMPUTATION, AESTHETICS, AND SPACE LUCIANA PARISI Contagious Architecture Technologies of Lived Abstraction Brian. In Contagious Architecture, Luciana Parisi offers a philosophicalinquiry into the status of the algorithm in architectural and interaction design. Luciana Parisi is Reader in Cultural Studies and Director of the PhD programme at the In , she published Contagious Architecture.

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As she indicates, soft thought threatens the assumption that computation is just another function of reason and that algorithms are reducible to a human mind and sensorimotor system.

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. And it is mainly at this level that Parisi engages her discussion.

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Andrea Sauchelli – – Nordic Journal contaious Aesthetics 23 It suggests that new aesthetic forms are developing in the hypercapitalist sphere affecting and affected by current design and computational parixi and prompting a reconsideration of the questions of power and control. From this standpoint, it seems quite difficult to understand why Parisi needs to introduce a categorisation of digital and computational processes in terms of algorithmic objects.

Inshe published Abstract Sex: Omega therefore suggests that there is no codified simplicity at the bottom of complexity. Links [ edit ] Profile at Goldsmiths Academia. The Mute magazine print archive has its first release for sale as an original, limited edition set of all fifty-one issues of the print versions of the magazine, covering twenty years of publishing from to Footnotes2Plato “The safest general characterization of the philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.

Parisi articulates highly abstract points and precise examples at an incredible speed. Computational Culture a journal of software studies. If digit al design can be seen as an inst ance of sof t t houghtit can also help demonst rat e t hat t his mode of t hought architevture act ually a f orm of immanent experience, not reducible t o new ckntagious iot emporal phenomenological experiences.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. This view is very different from the topological standpoint of parametricism, the current global style of fluid architecture, which assumes events as deriving from a relational continuity between infinitesimal points of contingencies that lie outside the program.


By plugging int o t he mereot opological schema, which unlike t opology denies any reciprocit y bet ween cont rol and event s, Chapt er T wo argues t hat paramet ricism can expose t he increasing aut onomy of algorit hmic ent it ies, quant it ies, and paramet ers f rom human t hought. Thanks to Inigo Wilkins for his reading of an earlier version of this text. Again, far from addressing computation from the outside, it is on the level of computation and within its logic that Parisi seeks to distinguish between preemptive technologies of control, and an aesthetics that would be more open to contingencies, potentialities and unpredictable change.

In this part, Contagious Architecture rounds up its larger intent of mapping computation — through its centrality to digital architecture — as a speculative operation traversed by infinities. Incomput able quant it ies are at t he core of t his new algorit hmic logic t hat t he book st rives t o engineer, as discussed in Chapt er One. Omega t heref ore suggest s t hat t here is no codif ied simplicit y at t he bot t om of complexit y. The Pinocchio Theory “Intense experience in dim apprehension”.

Divided into three long chapters preceded by a relatively short but clear introduction, this book is a demanding read, but it develops many very interesting ideas.

But it is not always easy to see whether these discrete objects she talks about characterise the architectural objects produced by digital and parametric models or the units notably cellular automata allowing those models to function and be designed. Philosophical Investigations Into the Art of Building.

Contrary to the understanding of computation in terms of pure instrumental rationalism, Parisi develops the idea that it needs to be conceived in terms of speculative reason. He is also a founding member and co-director of the international research laboratory Glass Bead and of the associated journal, released in One that would account for the many processes that organise their reciprocal relation: While the gridlike architecture of striated space places discrete unities at the centre of a design made of points connected by lines, the topological curves of smooth space produced by algorithmic or parametric architecture start from the generative power of a point, the meshing and folding of which becomes the condition for the emergence of a new form.


Privacy policy About Monoskop Disclaimers. The point that Parisi wants to make here is that, in Spinoza, thought is not reducible to matter.

Omega, t hus, is used t o challenge a discret e model of t he universe as well as permit room f or conceiving number out side t he conf ines of f init e, perf ectprecise mat hemat ical models. Mute Magazine Print Archive books. The grey gap in between real numbers breeds digital potential, which escape the certainties of code, might not be sensed at all, and do not address cognition. Why objects, one might retort?

Kaltenbacher All Production Acknowledgements. Email required Address never made public. Parisi addresses contingency within rather than outside algorithmic processing.

Scriptedbypurpose explicit and scripted processes within design. My research explores theoretical approaches to materialism within the social sciences, taking inspiration from the work of Guattari, Deleuze and Whitehead. There is an awful lot going on larisi the book, which sees Parisi jump between various empirical encounters and highly abstract conceptual arguments at an exhilarating speed.

May 13, at 2: Her research focuses on philosophy and science to investigate potential conditions agchitecture ontological and epistemological change in culture, aesthetic and politics. Imagination and Imagery in Architecture.

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First—order cybernetics refers to closed, self-sufficient systems that are observable from the outside and to causal processes, such as control, feedback, and adaption. Views Read Edit History. View the discussion thread. Sign in to use this feature. Neural Computation, Architecture, and Evolution. Reblogged this on Politics and Matter.

It is interesting to see that instead of speaking about principles, Parisi moves architecturee the modes of organisation and the technologies of conception themselves. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here In so doing, it brings f ort h t he pot ency of an unlived realit y inseparable f rom comput at ion and lurking in t he shadows of t he everyday.

Doing so, however, Parisi seems to also replay the rather traditional divide between what is reducible to control and what is not.