White Holes and the Visualization of the Body

Authors: Paić, Žarko

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  • Adds valuable insight to the burgeoning debate surrounding contemporary body and image theory
  • Explores the possibilities of a new theoretical approach to the body as a medium and a communicative part of the relationship between visibility and social-cultural construction
  • Provides a cross-disciplinary critical analysis of Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology of the body and Lacan's psychoanalysis
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This book builds on the works of Artaud and Deleuze, setting forth a different way of thinking on the body through the use of a whole new set of conceptual tools.  Paić argues that the human body has become obsolete in relation to the development of cybernetics and artificial intelligence, proposing that it can be understood neither as a bare thing nor a machine, but instead as an event.

The concept of White Holes serves both as a metaphor and as a guide for understanding constellations such as the visualization of the body, the corporeal turn, fascination with the digital image, and the technosphere. Through visualization of the body, we reach out to a space of singularity of thought that is not a description of reality, but rather its aesthetic construction.  Leading a paradigm shift after the end of metaphysics in cybernetics, Paić argues that phenomenology and psychoanalysis can no longer be credible theoretical orientations for deep insight into what happens when artificial life takes over what remains of the body's immanence.


About the authors

Žarko Paić is a Professor at the University of Zagreb, where he teaches courses in Aesthetics and Media Theory. He publishes frequently in philosophy, social sciences and art theory. His publications include Theorizing Images, eds. with Krešimir Purgar (2016), and Technosphere Vol. 1-5 (2018-2019).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
White Holes and the Visualization of the Body
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14467-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14467-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14466-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 194
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