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Behaviourables and Futuribles

This article is excerpted from Telematic Embrace written by Roy Ascott, and edited by Edward A. Shanken(2003), Berkeley Los Angeles London: University of California Press. When art is a form …

Taoism: What is Cyberception?

This article is excerpted from Telematic Embrace written by Roy Ascott, and edited by Edward A. Shanken (2003), Berkeley Los Angeles London: University of California Press. This article was first …

What the Daoist Mode Has to Offer

This article is excerpt from Jerusha Hull McCormack and John G Blair, THINKING THROUGH CHINA (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), chapter 7. The philosophical Daoists, then, would make us …

Elusive Dao De Jing

This article is excerpt from Jerusha Hull McCormack and John G Blair, THINKING THROUGH CHINA (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), chapter 7. In Zhuangzi’s philosophy all theories are useless …

What is distributed authorship?

Of this cybernetic relationship we have with each other and the world of dynamic systems is that authorship becomes distributed. Authorship is no longer simply in the hands of one …

Paradigms of art

The artist was always seen as someone standing apart from the world looking at it through a window and then depicting what is seen within that frame. We have said …

The Tao of Technoetic Arts

The key word that links the process in design, in architecture and art that I’m talking about, and the Tao, is immersion. The Tao is a recognition that we are …

What is Cyberception

A new kind of human faculty is emerging. So we have a faculty of seeing, of tasting, of hearing, so forth. We’re looking at the way in which machines or …

What is Cybernetics?

Cybernetics is basically the science or the art, the study of dynamic relationships. In our world, one thing affects another. It is a causal world in which everything is interrelated. …

What is Moistmedia?

Cybernetics arose as an understanding of the way that natural systems, systems of interaction and living systems in nature and computational systems could be understood theoretically in terms of control …

What is Technoetic Art?

Roy Ascott will show you a totally different world with new terms in this week. During the past three weeks, you have all learned something about the Dao De Jing …

The Way forward for Taoism in Europe

A global revival of Chinese thought can be seen in the publication of J. J. Clark’s pertinent work ‘The Tao of the West’. We need to know that Confucianism, Taoism, …

Star Wars and Taoism

Taoist themes have entered Europe’s mainstream through US entertainment products, for example through the global Hollywood film industry with movies such as “Kung-Fu Panda” or “The Matrix” trilogy both featuring …