Cloud and Molecular Aesthetics
Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Volume 22 Issue 1
Senior Editor: Lanfranco Aceti, Paul Thomas, and Edward Colless
Reference this volume: Aceti, Lanfranco; Thomas, Paul, and Colless, Edward. Cloud and Molecular Aesthetics. Cambridge, MA: LEA / MIT Press, 2017.
Published Online: May 15, 2017
Published in Print: edit
This volume situates a critical discourse on the molecular data–cloud and aesthetics within contemporary experiences of art and society. It reflects varied perceptions and current thinking by artists, curators, scientists, and theorists in comprehending the appropriation and colonization of the cloud. The cloud can be seen as a veiling of information, where it becomes clouded, foggy, fuzzy, obscure, or secretive as well as a (re)distribution of data when it condenses, blooms, and accretes into aesthetic, socio-political, technological, and scientific atmospheric contexts.
The Leonardo Electronic Almanac is a collaborative effort supported by New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development; OCR, Operational and Curatorial Research; Leonardo; Boston University and Goldsmiths, University of London.
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