Alien aesthetics

Lemos Morais, Renata and Adams, Jason 2015, Alien aesthetics, Edited by Herndon, Holly, Sterling, Bruce, Marvell, Leon, Cross, David, Hulbert, Adam, Redmond, Sean, Barcelos, Lendl, Yanick, Tony, Keane, Jondi, Ednie-Brown, Pia, Colless, Edward, Felinto, Erick, Ireland, Amy, Verhoeven, Deb, Bennett, Alison, Brits, Baylee and Kendall, Petra Io, Melbourne, Vic., 17 Aug. - 18 Oct. 2015, Melbourne, Vic., Deakin University and The New Centre for Research & Practice.

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Title Alien aesthetics
Creator(s) Lemos Morais, Renata
Adams, Jason
Contributor(s) Herndon, Holly
Sterling, Bruce
Marvell, Leon
Cross, DavidORCID iD for Cross, David
Hulbert, Adam
Redmond, SeanORCID iD for Redmond, Sean
Barcelos, Lendl
Yanick, Tony
Keane, JondiORCID iD for Keane, Jondi
Ednie-Brown, Pia
Colless, Edward
Felinto, Erick
Ireland, Amy
Verhoeven, DebORCID iD for Verhoeven, Deb
Bennett, Alison
Brits, Baylee
Kendall, Petra Io
Conference, exhibition or event name Alien Aesthetics
Conference, exhibition or event location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference, exhibition or event dates 17 Aug. - 18 Oct. 2015
Publication date 2015
Description of resource International collaboration
Publisher Deakin University and The New Centre for Research & Practice
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Summary Melbourne was visited by Bruce Sterling, one of the founders of the science fiction genre of cyberpunk, for the very first time. Bruce's work as a future thinker and visionary who has been shaping the forefront of design and technology can be followed at his Wired column, Beyond the Beyond. His public lecture at Deakin Edge on August 18th tackled the bleeding edge of contemporary culture: Alien Aesthetics. The idea of Alien Aesthetics is better known through the work of Ian Bogost. According to Bogost, Alien Aesthetics is not concerned with trying to "satisfy our human drive for art and design, but to fashion design fictions". These kinds of alien design fictions can be seen in the images produced by Google's Inceptionism, which capture the deep dreams of artificial neural networks. Alien Aesthetics is also present in pop culture, as in the work of artist Holly Herndon, whose new album Platform has been heralded as a fusion between critical thinking about technology and creative exploration of what she calls "alien sounds". This kind of cross-pollination between contemporary theory and creative practice also took place at a free parallel event at LOOP Bar on August 17th: Conversations about Alien Aesthetics. This event was organised by a partnership between the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University and The New Centre of Research & Practice, a global research platform dedicated to transdisciplinary exchanges between art and science, and featured local and virtual speakers from the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Brazil.
Notes Deakin Edge - Federation Square
Language eng
Field of Research 200199 Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category J2 Minor original creative works
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