Art and Apparatus

Dramatazing the Interface

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Category:
EVENT
Type:
presentation
Keywords:
3D / biology / digital community / ethics / interface / interface / other, the / psychology / theory / world wide web
Creation Date:
1997-03-16
Language:
English
Description:
In the world of metaphors in and around the net, the relation to life has become remarkable central. Biology as a discipline has occupied a leading role. If we look towards the autonomy of the ethics and aesthetics of the interface/Schnittstelle, which is derived from the other/otherness, we have to meet both critically and with alternative models: life as a leading metaphor, as well as the reduced and flat-dimensional concept of biology/evolution in the tradition of Darwinism or neo-Darwinism. The world of machines and programs has been designed and calculated according to a plan. It is based on numbers and on the logical and systematic relations between numbers. In this sense, it is a coherent and consistent world. The world of the living is not based on such a reliable scheme. Organic systems fluctuate near stationary states. Machines and programs cannot have a state. (S.Z.)

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Original Title (English):
Art and Apparatus
Original Subtitle:
Dramatazing the Interface
Location:
Budapest, Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle