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Deleuze and Contemporary Art$
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Stephen Zepke and Simon O'Sullivan

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748638376

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638376.001.0001

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Ethologies of Software Art: What Can a Digital Body of Code Do?

Ethologies of Software Art: What Can a Digital Body of Code Do?

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(p.116) Chapter 7 Ethologies of Software Art: What Can a Digital Body of Code Do?
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Deleuze and Contemporary Art
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Jussi Parikka

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638376.003.0008

This chapter looks at the new information machines increasingly running our lives and addresses the question of coding within recent software art. It argues that the invisible and viral nature of code exemplifies the new aesthetic paradigm where a politics of practice can only operate through experimentation geared towards the unexpected, the imperceptible. The chapter attempts to contextualise some Deleuzian notions in the practices and projects of software and net art through thinking code not only as the stratification of reality and of its molecular tendencies, but as an ethological experimentation with the order-words that execute and command.

Keywords:   information machines, software art, coding, aesthetic paradigm, net art, Deluzian notions

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