27.05.2014 18.00 Uhr
Digital Cultures Research Lab
Venue: Stadtarchiv Lüneburg, Wallstraße 4, 21335 Lüneburg
According to the resurgent interest in matters aesthetical across the cultural and social sciences, there is a need to engage, or re-engage, with aesthetic concepts and sensibilities to explore the contemporary production of the social. This development is based on reconsidering aesthetics as aisthesis, in the sense of an intertwined double of sense perception and affectivity, i.e. a subject’s emotional involvement in affective atmospheres. My talk will outline the contours of an understanding of organization, or rather forms and processes of organizing, as the ongoing enactment of what makes sense and what can be sensed. Since what can be sensed, and thus what makes sense, seems increasingly conditioned by the ubiquity and pervasiveness of digital media, reconsidering the aesthetics of organization offers a potentially enticing meeting of media and organization theory.
Timon Beyes is Professor of Design, Innovation and Aesthetics at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School, and a Visiting Professor at the Institute for the Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media (ICAM) at Leuphana. He has a background in Sociology and Management Studies and has conducted his doctoral and post-doctoral research at the Institute of Sociology and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. His research focuses on processes of organization in the context of urban culture, media and the arts. Timon Beyes is one of the directors of the Digital Cultures Research Lab (DCRL).
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