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Gareth Polmeer

Bio: Gareth Polmeer is an academic researcher from Royal College of Art. The author has contributed to research in topics: Digital art & Meaning (philosophy of language). The author has an hindex of 3, co-authored 5 publications receiving 34 citations.

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Proceedings ArticleDOI
09 Jul 2018
TL;DR: This one-day Symposium explored themes of personhood, modernity and digital art, bringing together speakers from a range of disciplines to consider technology, artistic practice and society.
Abstract: This one-day Symposium explored themes of personhood, modernity and digital art, bringing together speakers from a range of disciplines to consider technology, artistic practice and society. It seeks a renewed consideration of the role of art in illuminating human identity in a positive relation with technology, and its transformative effects upon space and time. The concerns for the role of art amidst the forces of a post-modern world are influenced by important legacies of the past, by which ideas about human identity and difference have been made meaningful in the relation of history and technology. In the frequently transient and conflicting forces of humanness and forces of modernity, the digital world of the arts emerges as a means by which new ideas of space and time can be considered, with new perspectives of human identity seen as states of being, towards the possibilities of experience, technology, individuality and society.

13 citations

Proceedings ArticleDOI
12 Jul 2016
TL;DR: Contrary postmodernism, Hegel's thought is shown to have critical contemporary import in defining reason and objective knowledge, and the value and interest of the work of art in the contexts of digital aesthetics.
Abstract: In this paper I discuss G.W.F. Hegel's philosophy, arguing that the immanent, self-determining and dialectical movement of his 'speculative thinking' offers insights into contemporary aesthetics, the knowledge of reality, and of meaning in the transitoriness of the digital image. I relate speculative thinking as ontology to the ontology and temporality of the digital image, and focus my discussion around one of the central elements in Hegel's philosophy: 'sublation'. Contra postmodernism, Hegel's thought is shown to have critical contemporary import in defining reason and objective knowledge, and the value and interest of the work of art in the contexts of digital aesthetics.

11 citations

Proceedings ArticleDOI
01 Jul 2017
TL;DR: The UK's national museum of art and design acquired its first computer-generated images as long ago as 1969 and the V&A's computational art collection now includes some 1,500 prints, drawings, photographs and born-digital works, created from the 1960s to the present day.
Abstract: This one-day symposium framed several central questions in digital practice and digital theory, examining historical and contemporary themes across art, science and the humanities. Art has been transformed by the digital age, changing the tools and processes of practice, moving to digital expressions and digital seeing. These changes are balanced by the recurrent questions of the human condition, and of the ways that art both defines and transcends its time. In what ways does digital art address the social, cultural and historical debates of this time, without being simply determined by its technologies? And how can emergent disciplines around digital aesthetics and the digital humanities converse with the work of artists, innovators and technologists? In what ways does the new digital palette afforded by contemporary media open new ways of seeing, sensing and understanding the world? The symposium organisers invited a range of artists and theorists to discuss these themes, framed in the broader contexts of electronic visualisation and digital art of the EVA London conference.

9 citations

Journal ArticleDOI
24 Mar 2015-Leonardo
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors discuss some ideas around video and color through nature, landscape and technology, related to experimental film and video practices in Europe and North America and various aesthetic traditions.
Abstract: This article discusses some ideas around video and color through nature, landscape and technology. This is related to experimental film and video practices in Europe and North America and various aesthetic traditions.

2 citations

Book ChapterDOI
01 Jan 2019
TL;DR: This chapter discusses poetic and imaginative experience in relation to being, aesthetics and technology, and ways in which art’s past and future in the gallery and museum is connected to the language and ideas of technological development, and questions of technology and the loss of meaning.
Abstract: This chapter discusses poetic and imaginative experience in relation to being, aesthetics and technology. It considers ways in which art’s past and future in the gallery and museum is connected to the language and ideas of technological development, and questions of technology and the loss of meaning. The technological focus of discussions of digital art limits the possibility of understanding it. What art communicates about meaning is lost, and with it the poetic dimension of experience. The discussion draws upon selected writings of Marshall McLuhan and Owen Barfield in the historical questions of art, science, philosophy and the imagination. The aim is to examine art, technology and meaning within questions of art’s meaning amidst its technological developments, and creativity and the imagination. If art is to be evaluated increasingly alongside its technological properties, then its meaningfulness can be understood poetically as well as technically. The historical development of technical understanding in philosophy and the sciences, of which art and technology are largely a continuation, will be considered within the poetical and spiritual questions of experience towards different perspectives on the idea of art and the museum.

2 citations


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TL;DR: The difference between Fichte's and Schelling's System of Philosophy is discussed in this paper, where the authors argue that the experience of its implementation and in parallel is crucial for its implementation.
Abstract: Changing The Difference Between Fichte's and Schelling's System of Philosophy global strategy, therefore, fills the legislative interactionism. Adhering to stringent principles of social Darwinism, the synthesis directly mimics the deductive method. Molar mass recovers the maximum amount, it is about this complex driving forces, wrote S. Freud in the theory of sublimation. The judgment, of course, actively. However, E. Durkheim argued that the experience of its implementation and in parallel.

104 citations

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01 Jan 2013

70 citations

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47 citations

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35 citations