Re: Forward from Christiane Paul RE: [-empyre-] modern/conceptul dialectic -> N state?
On 8.3.2006, at 11:15, Christina McPhee wrote:
Warren Sack has written a very interesting article on the
aesthetics of information visualization in which he references
Benjamin Buchloh who described this teleology of conceptual art as
an "aesthetic of administration." Sack suggests that we can
understand contemporary database-based (databased?) work in a
similar way because metaphorically and literally, computers are an
outgrowth of bureaucracy:
Perhaps this isn't really relevant to the discussion but just for
clarity, no, we can't used 'databased' instead of 'database-based'
because work based on data doesn't necessarily have anything to do
with databases. The significance of the database is not the data but
the organization/categorization/relation of the data.
On another note, someone asked, "What's the topic". Early off in the
discussion, I posted a message that appears to have gone largely
unseen. The only reply to it was from Lucio. There I did in fact ask
what the question "Is Modernity our Antiquity" is. It's available in
the archives at https://mail.cofa.unsw.edu.au/pipermail/empyre/2006-
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