What Is Object-Oriented Aesthetics? Robert Jackson In Conversation with Francis Halsall

Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre, National College of Art and Design, Dublin
Monday March 4th 2013 6PM

MA Art in the Contemporary World, Dublin is delighted to host arts writer, theorist, software developer Robert Jackson in conversation with Francis Halsall.

Discussion themes: What is Object Orientated Aesthetics, and how does it affect existing theoretical ideas about aesthetics, the politics / autonomy of art and the role of the artist?

Moreover what kind of other theoretical problems does the ‘object’ pose for artworks built using relational systems, networks and code practices; the theoretical uptake of which have tended to dematerialised the art object completely?

Robert Jackson is an arts writer, theorist, software developer. He is an associate editor for the open access philosophy journal Speculations, and writes for art blogs Furtherfield.org and Bad-at-Sports.com. He’s completing a PhD at University of Lancaster.

No advance booking. Capacity is 100 on a first come basis.

For more information contact Francis Halsall at halsallf@ncad.ie