....symbolizing existence: Metalithikum III (Applied Virtuality Book Series, Band 3)..SYMBOLIZING EXISTENCE: METALITHIKUM III (APPLIED VIRTUALITY BOOK SERIES, BAND 3)....

....vera bühlmann,
ludger hovestadt

Birkhäuser 2016..

VERA BÜHLMANN,
LUDGER HOVESTADT

Birkhäuser 2016....

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Symbolizing Existence selects one particular concept from the torrid wasteland of purely technical language, and considers its larger philosophical implications: electro-chemical doping and its application in semi-conductor technology. The word ‘doping’ derives from Latin dotare, for ‘to endow,’ or ‘to bestow.’ How to think of this strange practice, which is the giving of dispositions that are to condition what will be recorded as data? Today, we find a constitutive asymmetry between reading and writing not only when dealing with text and interpretation, but also in every situation where data is being recorded and (dis)played. This third volume of the Metalithikum series pays attention to this irritating phenomenon that thwarts the categorical distinction between the natural and the human sciences. It contains articles on a digital architectonics, on the creative becoming of musical notation, on the joint origin of signs for numbers and letters, on languages as philological objects and media studies as an epistemological field, on luxuriation in food and beverage design based on artificial photosynthesis, on Mallarmé’s number-that-cannot-be-another, on mastership vis-à-vis of chance, and on the role of cryptography in the baroque notion of a line.

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTs

On the book series   
Introduction — Symbolizing Existence
 

Ludger Hovestadt
A Scheme for a Fantastic Genealogy of the Articulable
A Love Affair—Speech Exercises in the Third Infinity—A
Genealogy of Learning to Speak—Understanding One Another—
The Algebraic Stage Schema—The Whole Point, O1 > O2—The
Moving Point, I1 > I2—The Mensurated Point, S1 > S2—The
Rational Point, O2 > O3—The Moving Point, I2 > I3—The
Mensurated Point S2 < S3—The Complex Point O3 > O4

Michael Harenberg
Topologies of an Aesthetics of the Virtual in Music
From Classical Composition to its Technical and Aesthetic Differentiation—Foundations of Pythagore an Space-Time Models in Music Theory—The Mathematical Indexing of the World in Music—On Digital Beauty—Hybrid Spheres—Between Analogue and Digital—Real Virtuality of Digital Composition—Non-Linear Structures in Musical Reality

Georg Christoph Tholen
Media Metaphorology: Irritations in the Epistemic Field of Media Studies

Gert Schubring
From Pebbles to Digital Signs. The Joint Origin of Signs for Numbers and for Script—Their Intercult ural Standardization and Their Renewed Conjunction in the Digital Era
Mesopotamia—The Way to Effective Positional Systems—Introducing the Metric System—Resistance to Universalization—The Digital Era

Gordon C.F. Bearn
Foucault , Boole, And Our Deleuzean Century
Limit-experiences in The Order of Things—Broaching Boole—George Boole (1815-1864)—The Hapless Task (Continental and Analytical Philosophy)—Waking Up: Our Deleuzean Century

Vera Bühlmann
A Mathematical Drama. Articulating a Thing Entirely in its Own Terms
A Spectrograph—The Spectrometer—The Generic—Characterizations of The Generic—Falling in Love With the In-Sinuousness Proper to an Economy of Entropy—The Master—Characterizations of The Master—Acquiring a Body-to-Think-In—Masterpieces, and Why There Are so Few of Them

Gregg Lambert
‘On the Baroque Line: the Mind-Body Problem’ and the Art of Cryptography

David Schildberger
Nudged Viands
The Cosmos—The Realm—The Machine—The Ecology—The Obstacle—The Antenatal Prolific Mixture—The Discovery of a Castoff Viand—The Quasi-Amalgamation of a Mob

 

ON THE METALITHIKUM BOOK SERIES

Technology is not simply technology. It changes character over time. We suggest there is a twin story to that of the Neolithikum. We call it Metalithikum and postulate that it has always accompanied the former.  It concerns the symbolics of the forms and schemes humans are applying for accommodating themselves within their environment. We assume that the protagonists of this twin story, the symbolics of those forms and schemes, are also not simply what they are but change character over time. After Printed Physics (2012) and Domesticating Symbols (2013), this book is the third volume based on the Metalithikum colloquies organized once a year, where distinguished personalities from a broad range of architecture-related fields come together to discuss particular technical developments that are economically significant and philosophically interesting. The colloquies are organized by the applied virtuality theory-lab at the Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich.

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BACK COVER TEXT

Symbolizing Existence selects one particular concept from the torrid wasteland of purely technical language, and considers its larger philosophical implications: electro-chemical doping and its application in semi-conductor technology. The word ‘doping’ derives from Latin dotare, for ‘to endow,’ or ‘to bestow.’ How to think of this strange practice, which is the giving of dispositions that are to condition what will be recorded as data? Today, we find a constitutive asymmetry between reading and writing not only when dealing with text and interpretation, but also in every situation where data is being recorded and (dis)played. This third volume of the Metalithikum series pays attention to this irritatingphenomenon that thwarts the categorical distinction between the natural and the human sciences. It contains articles on a.o. a digital architectonics, on the creative becoming of musical notation, on the joint origin of signs for numbers and letters, on languages as philological objects and media studies as an epistemological field, on luxuriation in food and beverage design based on artificial photosynthesis, on Mallarmé’s number-that-cannot-be-another, on mastership vis-à-vis of chance, and on the role of cryptography in the baroque notion of a line.

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

On the book series   
Introduction — Symbolizing Existence
 

Ludger Hovestadt
A Scheme for a Fantastic Genealogy of the Articulable
A Love Affair—Speech Exercises in the Third Infinity—A
Genealogy of Learning to Speak—Understanding One Another—
The Algebraic Stage Schema—The Whole Point, O1 > O2—The
Moving Point, I1 > I2—The Mensurated Point, S1 > S2—The
Rational Point, O2 > O3—The Moving Point, I2 > I3—The
Mensurated Point S2 < S3—The Complex Point O3 > O4

Michael Harenberg
Topologies of an Aesthetics of the Virtual in Music 
From Classical Composition to its Technical and Aesthetic Differentiation—Foundations of Pythagore an Space-Time Models in Music Theory—The Mathematical Indexing of the World in Music—On Digital Beauty—Hybrid Spheres—Between Analogue and Digital—Real Virtuality of Digital Composition—Non-Linear Structures in Musical Reality

Georg Christoph Tholen
Media Metaphorology: Irritations in the Epistemic Field of Media Studies

Gert Schubring
From Pebbles to Digital Signs. The Joint Origin of Signs for Numbers and for Script—Their Intercult ural Standardization and Their Renewed Conjunction in the Digital Era
Mesopotamia—The Way to Effective Positional Systems—Introducing the Metric System—Resistance to Universalization—The Digital Era

Gordon C.F. Bearn
Foucault , Boole, And Our Deleuzean Century
Limit-experiences in The Order of Things—Broaching Boole—George Boole (1815-1864)—The Hapless Task (Continental and Analytical Philosophy)—Waking Up: Our Deleuzean Century

Vera Bühlmann
A Mathematical Drama. Articulating a Thing Entirely in its Own Terms
A Spectrograph—The Spectrometer—The Generic—Characterizations of The Generic—Falling in Love With the In-Sinuousness Proper to an Economy of Entropy—The Master—Characterizations of The Master—Acquiring a Body-to-Think-In—Masterpieces, and Why There Are so Few of Them

Gregg Lambert
‘On the Baroque Line: the Mind-Body Problem’ and the Art of Cryptography

David Schildberger
Nudged Viands
The Cosmos—The Realm—The Machine—The Ecology—The Obstacle—The Antenatal Prolific Mixture—The Discovery of a Castoff Viand—The Quasi-Amalgamation of a Mob

 

ON THE METALITHIKUM BOOK SERIES

Technology is not simply technology, it changes character over time. We suggest there is a twin story to that of the Neolithikum. We call it Metalithikum and postulate that it has always accompanied the former.  It concerns the symbolics of the forms and schemes humans are applying for accommodating themselves within their environment. We assume that the protagonists of this twin story, the symbolics of those forms and schemes, are also not simply what they are but change character over time. After Printed Physics (2012) and Domesticating Symbols (2013), this book is the third volume based on the Metalithikum colloquies organized once a year, where distinguished personalities from a broad range of architecture-related fields come together to discuss particular technical developments that are economically significant and philosophically interesting. The colloquies are organized by the applied virtuality theory-lab at the Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich. ....