Contagious Architecture Launch - 1st November
Book Launch Luciana Parisi: 'Contagious Architecture. Computation, Aesthetics and Space'
MIT Press, 2013
@ The Showroom
63 Penfold St London,
Greater London NW8 8PQ
1st November, 2013
6.30 pm drinks, 7-8.30pm panel
In Contagious Architecture, Luciana Parisi offers a philosophical inquiry into the status of the algorithm in architectural and interaction design. Her thesis is that algorithmic computation is not simply an abstract mathematical tool but constitutes a mode of thought in its own right, in that its operation extends into forms of abstraction that lie beyond direct human cognition and control. These include modes of infinity, contingency, and indeterminacy, as well as incomputable quantities underlying the iterative process of algorithmic processing.
Part of the Technologies of Lived Abstraction series, edited by Brian Massumi and Erin Manning
Luciana Parisi is Reader at the Digital Culture Unit, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London
Howard Caygill, CRMEP, Kingston University, author of, On Resistance: A Philosophy of Defiance.http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/25407/, I. B. Tauris, 2013
Eleni Ikoniadou, London Graduate School, author of 'The Rhythmic Event', forthcoming, also part of the Technologies of Lived Abstraction series Alisa Andrasek, Principal of Biothing (Biothing.org<http://Biothing.org>) and Director of Graduate Architectural Design at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture
Copies of Contagious Architecture will be available for sale at 30% discount (£22). Cash only. Organised by Digital Culture Unit, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London, Mute and The Showroom