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By Roberto Diodato & Silvia Benso & John Protevi & Justin L. Harmon

Reconfigures vintage aesthetic ideas on the subject of the newness brought by means of digital bodies.

Arguing that the digital physique is anything new—namely, an entity that from an ontological standpoint has only in the near past entered the world—Roberto Diodato considers the implications of this type of physique for aesthetics. digital our bodies insert themselves into the distance spread out via the recognized contrast in Aristotle’s Physics among common and synthetic beings—they are either. they're beings which are at the same time occasions; they're pictures which are immediately inner and exterior; they're ontological hybrids that exist merely within the interplay among logical-computational textual content and human our bodies endowed with technological prostheses. Pursuing this line of idea, Diodato reconfigures vintage aesthetic recommendations similar to mimesis, illustration, the relation among phantasm and truth, the character of pictures and mind's eye, and the idea of sensory wisdom

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Isn’t this by all rational accounts a kind of nonsense? 19 It is no coincidence that the issue of “changing perspective” is central in Sartre and Merleau-Ponty, that is, in those authors who have developed their own ways of phenomenological research, devoting great attention to the dimensions of opacity, implication, lack of purity of the cogito, in short, with a renewed attention to the body, and therefore to the historicity, affectivity, emotions, and, conclusively, the perspectival materiality of the ego.

43 28 Aesthetics of the Virtual Recently, dreaming has also been examined, in researches within the psychology of consciousness,44 as an altered state of consciousness (similar to hypnosis and sensory deprivation). This means a move beyond the hypothesis of a computational mind, which circulates in various forms of cognitivism, toward an inquiry broadly phenomenological, which presupposes neither the existence of an external order to which a family of meanings objectively belongs, nor the possibility of a mind observing such an order from the outside.

The eye comes always ancient to its work, obsessed by its own past and by old and new insinuations of the ear, nose, tongue, fingers, heart, and brain. It functions not as an instrument self-powered and alone, but as a dutiful member of a complex and capricious organism. Not only how but what it sees is regulated by need and prejudice. It selects, rejects, organizes, discriminates, associates, classifies, analyzes, constructs.

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