Sensual Alterity of Digital Objects
Slater, Theresa R. (2016) Sensual Alterity of Digital Objects. Masters thesis, OCAD University.
|Creators:||Slater, Theresa R.|
This thesis hypothesizes ways in which contemporary theory constructs sensual qualities in digital objects. I disrupt the common epistemological understandings of objects to describe what constitutes a sensual alterity. The sensible object is defined to be something more than representing a real object. This thesis expands upon demonstration files available in breve, an open-source, multi-agent simulation software. The digital object substructure is unpacked through the lenses of theorists Karan Barad and Graham Harman. I negotiate digital bodies as vertices and attributes to be ontologically stable. I formulate rasterization (transferring vector to pixel visualization) to be a model of the intra-actions (assemblage of causal forces) of agential separability (practice of mattering) showcasing the apparatus as inexhaustible in its penetrative cut. I explore this sensual exteriority and apply the apparatus of touch to indicate the capacity of digital objects to experience otherness, or sensual alterity.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||object, digital, simulation, sensual, apparatus, boundary, touch, alterity, rasterization, exteriority.|
|Divisions:||Graduate Studies > Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories|
|Date Deposited:||09 May 2016 14:08|
|Last Modified:||09 May 2016 14:08|
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