In 1982, Jauss proposed the term geniessen in his Aesthetic Experience and Literary Hermeneutics to identify aesthetic pleasure. It was a reaction against Adorno’s “aesthetics of negativity,” which he rejected as “aesthetic purism,” as well as against the Barthesian pleasures of the text which, in Jauss’ words, is the “French counterpart to Adorno’s aesthetics in certain aspects” (29).
In 1999, William H. Gass wrote in his In Defense of the Book that readers of books will become increasingly better readers as the net would be the end to ‘good’ reading. He also regretted the loss of browsing in the sense that you can browse the book shelves in a library and, by serendipity, find what you never would have looked for in the first place.
Is the net witchcraft? In Grammatron, Marc Amerika plays on the polysemy of source code/sorcery code. I recently learned that in Congo the internet is called ‘kindoki’s letter’, kindoki meaning a spirit of witchcraft…?
the interface - the border, the surface, the crosspoints - where I tip into the Other - as in a reading that takes place at the interface of text/reader - the virtual space of reading.
lalalangue, which was a QTVR, has now been updated to a 360° image and is once again viewable and playable. Best viewed on desktop [View]
[net]textualities is a site where e-lit, installations, digital art, blogs, e-books and other texts are linked in a maze of underpasses, highways, rivers, bridges, tunnels that intersect in the art project Plastic Spaces whenever possible.
And there is more. Image Music Text Technology.Digital art and textual [dis]pleasures - the erratic vibrancy, evanescence and intangibility of the text/work - interfaces with the erotic body [electrified]
Personal development is a neoliberal myth. Self-transformation is about you.