Digital Aesthetics Reading Group: 14 October 2016 3pm

The next meeting of the Vasari Research Centre hosted Digital Aesthetics Reading Group will take place on 14 October from 3pm to 5pm in the Vasari (43 Gordon Square.

The topic of this meeting will be an introduction to the writings of Gilbert Simondon. Simondon is an important mid-century French philosopher of technology (an inspirational figure for Gilles Deleuze, Bernard Stiegler, Isabelle Stengers, Bruno Latour…). This is an opportune time to look at Simondon as his major texts will soon be published in English. Yuk Hui from the Leuphana University of Lüneburg will return to the Vasari to act as a guest moderator for this discussion. Yuk is a leading commentator on Simondon, so this is a nice opportunity to read alongside an authority on the subject.

Yuk has selected the following readings (please select links): an essay entitled “Technical Mentality” and a short section of Simondon’s On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects, entitled “Technical Individualization.”

I hope some of you will be able join us, but please do let me know, as spaces are limited.


All the best,


Joel McKim

Director of Vasari Research Centre for Art and Technology