Documenting Salience and Virtuality in Pierre Huyghe’s LACMA Retrospective

In Open Sky, cultural theorist Paul Virilio triangulates the space-time dichotomy with the relativity of “light.” The light of the televisual apparatus, he argues, accelerates space and time, and places contemporary society on a trajectory toward a crash. I started my DH project with Virilio’s prescient but pessimistic philosophy in order to propose a departure from it. Unlike Virilio, the artists and architects I feature do not lament the crisis to which the technologies of light-speed may be complicit. Instead, they produce spaces that … Read More

Parables for Proto-Space: An Introduction

   Digital humanities offers the opportunity to imagine the future of how we live with and through our technologies. 2014-15 5CollDH undergraduate fellow Craig Campbell’s project speculates on the architectures of cyberspace, and explores the ways that we already (and have always) live in digital space. In his own words:   In mathematics, the parabola is defined as the arching shape that results from intersecting a cone with a plane parallel to one of its sides. The parabola is immediately evocative of the … Read More