This publication is about Machine Research – research on machines, research with machines, and research as a machine. It thus explores machinic perspectives to suggest a situation where the humanities are put into a critical perspective by machine driven ecologies, ontologies and epistemologies of thinking and acting. It aims to engage research and artistic practice that takes into account the new materialist conditions implied by nonhuman techno-ecologies.
These include new ontologies and intelligence such as machine learning, machine reading and listening (Geoff Cox, Sam Skinner & Nathan Jones, Brian House), systems-oriented perspectives to broadcast communication and conflict (John Hill, Dave Young), the ethics and aesthetics of autonomous systems (Maya Indira Ganesh, Maja Bak Herrie), and other post-anthropocentric reconsiderations of materiality and infrastructure (Abelardo Gil-Fournier, Etherbox interview).
Contributors: Christian Ulrik Andersen, Geoff Cox, Maya Indira Ganesh, Abelardo Gil-Fournier, Maja Bak Herrie, John Hill, Brian House, Nathan Jones, Nicolas Malevé, Rosa Menkman, An Mertens, Martino Morandi, Michael Murtaugh, Søren Pold, Søren Rasmussen, Renée Ridgway, Jara Rocha, Roel Roscam Abbing, Sam Skinner, Femke Snelting.
Newspaper edited by all authors.
Published by Digital Aesthetics Research Centre, Aarhus University, transmediale, and Constant Association for Art and Media.
Design by Sarah Garcin and Angeline Ostinelli