Techno-aesthetics and the Externalisation of personal Identity

and the Externalisation of personal Identity
19 May 2018
15:30-16:30
Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten Turmstraße 75, 10551 Berlin

Techno-aesthetics and the Externalisation of personal Identity

Key Note

  1. Techno-aesthetics. Homo sapiens demonstrates since its origin a tendency to externalize,
    that is to technicalize, its adaptive practices. This process also concerns its sensitivity
    (aisthesis, in ancient Greek), which is prolonged in technical artifacts;
  2. Externalization of the self. The relevance of a techno-aesthetics for the individuation
    processes is clearly visible in the mirror experience (as interpreted by Lacan);
  3. Narrative identity. A similar argument can be pointed out also for the narrative identity as studied by Ricoeur;
  4. The last step in this sequence is the idea of an audiovisual identity that I will discuss with some examples.
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