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Null Object free pdf Null Object charts the collaboration between London Fieldworks (Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson) and internationally celebrated artist Gustav Metzger to create a sculptural work by linking a computer-brain interface with industrial manufacturing technology. Using bespoke software, London Fieldworks produced 3-D information from EEG readings of Metzger's brainwaves as he attempted to think about nothing. This data was translated into instructions for a manufacturing robot, which carved out shapes from the interior of a block of stone to create a void. An introduction by the artists, a text by Gustav Metzger and essays by writers across literature, art, science and technology explore the historical and conceptual grounding for and broader implications of Null Object's production process. Novelist Hari Kunzru explores nothingness as a productive category, while Dr Christopher Tyler, inventor of the random-dot autostereogram, contrasts representations of negative space in art practice with perceptual representations in science. Essays by Nick Lambert and Bronac Ferran examine the resonances of Metzger's participation in the project. Lambert situates London Fieldworks' practice within questions about the place of the human in the informational world- Ferran focuses on Metzger's commitment to the "the radical consequences of emptiness" within both modernist discourse and the context of ecological crisis. A timely addition and challenge to the present climate of technological evolution and increasing cybernetic augmentation, Null Object offers an alternative model for a creative, non-invasive interface between body, mind and machine.

About Bronac Ferran

Jo Joelson and Bruce Gilchrist's work has been featured in a number of recent publications including: Far Field: digital culture climate change and the poles (Intellect Books, 2011)- My Green City: Back to Nature with Attitude and Style (Gestalten, 2011)- Searching for Arts New Publics (Intellect Books, 2010)- ART SCIENCE NOW, a visual survey of artists working at the frontiers of science and technology (Thames and Hudson, 2010)- Beyond Architecture Imaginative Buildings and Fictional Cities (Gestalten, 2009)- London Fieldworks: Syzygy/Polaria (Black Dog Publishing, 2002).

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Author : Bronac Ferran
Publisher : Black Dog Publishing London UK
Data Published : 05 December 2012
ISBN : 1908966122
EAN : 9781908966124
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 96 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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