The Vasari Research Centre for Art and Technology at Birkbeck was pleased to welcome Yuk Hui on 17 June, 2016.
In this talk, Yuk Hui discussed his recent book On the Existence of Digital Objects, which is an investigation of digital objects in light of the proliferation of computational ontologies, and situates this phenomenon within both the history of philosophy and computation. This central thesis of the book is to develop a theory of relations in order to understand objects and to politicize the existence of digital objects, by drawing from Simondon, Heidegger and Husserl.
The talk was followed by a response from Vasari Research Centre director Joel McKim and a Q&A with the audience.
Yuk Hui is currently research associate at the Institute of Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media of Leuphana University Lüneburg; previous to that, he was postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Research and Innovation of the Centre Pompidou in Paris. He is editor (with Andreas Broeckmann) of 30 Years after Les Immatériaux: Art, Science and Theory (2015), and author of On the Existence of Digital Objects (prefaced by Bernard Stiegler, University of Minnesota Press, 2016).
Friday, 17 June 2016 from 15:00 to 17:00 (BST)
Birkbeck Cinema - School of Arts
43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD