[csaa-forum] John Lechte seminar on 14.4.08

Dimitris Vardoulakis dimitris.vardoulakis at arts.monash.edu.au
Wed Apr 9 10:10:40 CST 2008

John Lechte will be the next speaker in the seminar series organized by 
Communications and Media Studies, Monash University. The detail of the 
seminar are as follows:

April 14, John Lechte (Macquarie University)

/Caulfield Campus, Building H, Room HB40, 2 to 3.30 pm/

*The Aesthetics of the Image in Visual Digital Art: Embodiment, 
Immersion and Interactivity*

The paper will give an outline of the current state of play regarding 
approaches to the aesthetics of digital art. It will point out that 
immersive, interactive digital art is often seen as the finale of the 
subject-object relation in art, but, the paper will suggest, this is 
because the majority of commentators have been seduced by the technical 
aspect of digitization at the expense of aesthetics. As a result, the 
time may well be ripe for developing a new theory/philosophy of 
aesthetics, one that might rework the classical notion of aesthetics as 
aisthesis, as this pays homage to the body.

Everyone welcome.


Dimitris Vardoulakis
School of English, Communications and Performance Studies
Communications and Media Studies
Building 11
Monash University
Clayton, Vic, 3800

Tel: +61 3 9905 2442
Fax: + 61 3 9905 2135

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