Cloud and Molecular Aesthetics

This volume situates a critical discourse on the molecular data–cloud and aesthetics within contemporary experiences of art and society. It reflects varied perceptions and current thinking by artists, curators, scientists, and theorists in comprehending the appropriation and colonization of the cloud. The cloud can be seen as a veiling of information, where it becomes clouded, foggy, fuzzy, obscure, or secretive as well as a (re)distribution of data when it condenses, blooms, and accretes into aesthetic, socio-political, technological, and scientific atmospheric contexts.

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Introduction to Cloud and Molecular Aesthetics, a volume reflecting upon the relationship between the small and the very large.
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The desire of being dissolved is the focus of this essay, which explores the dramatic tensions of life and death in the digital archive.
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This essay explores the manifestation of an individual’s experience of art captured through a stream of emotive data.
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This essay presents a view onto the cloud from the haunted perspective of modern media.
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Within a two-way dynamic between the particular and the atmospheric, new qualities emerge from the interplay between particles and systems.
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Consider the topography of the artist’s studio in relation to the cloud as an amorphous, virtual entity that exists everywhere and nowhere.
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Considers the idea of the wave and the concept of phase and how the manipulation of these enabled Fathom to be constructed.
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Explores artistic work with brain synchronicity and electroencephalogram (EEG) interaction, and telemetrics among other things.
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Our ongoing Classical Gas project freeze-frames poetic moments of transformation moving from one semiotic state to another.
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Discusses the potential of a shift in perspective to open new spaces for artists to work in and new vivacious materials to sculpt with.
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This paper discusses media adequacy in light of the trendy discipline of synthetic biology.
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This article considers the paradoxes of visualizing the networked image in the contexts of data mining and social media networks.
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The cloud opens up a field of action and intervention where plants and animals converge in our understanding of our bodies.
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Describes digital media artwork that utilizes computer vision and generative digital effects to capture crowd dynamics in public spaces.
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This paper calls upon a series of images to remediate the fractious geometry of Ted Serios, his ‘thoughtography,’ and the ‘real.’
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This essay presents a framework for different aspects of fiducial markers that have been used within a series of street games.
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Explains the close relationship between neuroaesthetics and the activation and processing that occur in certain parts of the brain.
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Explores various forms of collapses, wherein the fallout throws up a cloud of ‘affective dust’ that offers access to future potential.
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The project experiments with open-narrative structures, multiple archival figures, and focused play by developing enabling constraints.
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This essay will use a theoretical argument to break down the distinctive boundaries between our bodies, the object-world, and clouds.
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This essay will explore the use of atomic force microscopy for uncovering lost tales and histories through subtle audience interaction.
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Develops a philosophy of visual perception based on hints given by Martin Heidegger and partially developed by Maurice Merleau-Ponty.
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Explores how chemists map chemical instability onto molecular representations and the associated temporal aesthetic of such representations.
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“Cloud” is the most appalling metaphor we have to describe the global network of integrated data.
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This essay proposes that the aesthetic model of cloud as metaphor for online services should be reconsidered.
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Seeks to explore the differences between contemporary artworks that use technology to create works of art and artworks of the past.