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A Maker's Mechanological Paradigm: Seeing Experiential Media Systems as Structurally Determined

Abstract Wittgenstein’s claim: anytime something is seen, it is necessarily seen as something, forms the philosophical foundation of this research. I synthesize theories and philosophies from Simondon, Maturana, Varela, Wittgenstein, Pye, Sennett, and Reddy in a research process I identify as a paradigm construction project. My personal studio practice of inventing experiential media systems is a key part of this research and illustrates, with practical examples, my philosophical arguments from a range of points of observation. I see media systems as technical objects, and see technical objects as structurally determined systems, in which the structure of the system determines its organization. I identify making, the process of determining structure... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Lahey, Byron Robert (Author) / Burleson, Winslow (Advisor) / Xin Wei, Sha (Committee member) / Collins, Daniel (Committee member) / Paine, Garth (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Multimedia / Philosophy / Fine arts / Haptic / HCI / Mechanology / Musical Interface / Robotics / Simondon
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 214 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Media Arts and Sciences 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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