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CHARACTERS » Alien Phenomenology or What It’s Like to Be a Thing Ian Bogost ¼ 1 CHARACTERS DOWNLOAD ´ ILDESIGN.CO ¼ Ian Bogost From human comprehension and becomes accessible only through a speculative philosophy based on metaphorProviding a new approach for understanding the experience of things as things Bogost also calls on philosophers to rethink their craft Drawing on his own background as a videogame designer Bogost encourages professional thinkers to become makers as well engineers who construct things as much as they think and write about them. If you ever wanted to know why video game designers should not pretend to know about philosophy you could read a few pages of this book Otherwise if you ever wanted to know what it would look like if that book were written by your computer geek pal from college who used to get into endless and pointless conversations about concepts like reality only to come up with stuff like it s like real ity you know you could read a few pages of this book Otherwise if you ever wanted to know what it would be like to read a book that stuffed words like weird and strange and bizarre into every available space defined here as spaces not already occupied by name dropping and sound bites then you could read a few pages of this book Revolutionary path game designers should not pretend to know about philosophy you could read a few pages of this book Otherwise if you ever wanted to know what it would look like if that book were written by your computer The Boyfriend Next Door geek pal from college who used to Chancey of the Maury River get into endless and pointless conversations about concepts like reality only to come up with stuff like it s like real ity you know you could read a few pages of this book Otherwise if you ever wanted to know what it would be like to read a book that stuffed words like weird and strange and bizarre into every available space defined here as spaces not already occupied by name dropping and sound bites then you could read a few pages of this book

SUMMARY Alien Phenomenology or What It’s Like to Be a Thing

Alien Phenomenology or What It’s Like to Be a Thing

CHARACTERS » Alien Phenomenology or What It’s Like to Be a Thing Ian Bogost ¼ 1 CHARACTERS DOWNLOAD ´ ILDESIGN.CO ¼ Ian Bogost Humanity has sat at the center of philosophical thinking for too long The recent advent of environmental philosophy and posthuman studies has widened our scope of inuiry to include ecosystems animals and artificial intelligence Yet the vast majority of the stuff in our universe and even in our lives remains beyond serious philosophical concernIn Alien Phenomenology or What It’s Like to Be a Thing Ian Bogost develops an object. I found this book to be uite accessible and totally incomprehensible at the same time It was kind of a surreal joy to read I liked how it flipped the artificial intelligence research agenda of getting machines to think like people to getting humans to imagine what it was like to be a thing I also came to appreciate Bogost s variation on Latour s litanies so called tiny ontology And I really appreciated his emphasis on making things to guide thinking or philosophical carpentry and the importance of cultivating a sense of wonder His use of real examples and case studies to demonstrate his thinking was also very helpful and sometimes uite humorous I m wandering back to Latour to read We Have Never Been Modern based on some discussion of it in this bookSo in the spirit of tiny ontology here are some random uotes I highlighted on my KindleTo be sure computers often do entail human experience and perception The human operator views words and images rendered on a display applies physical forces to a mouse seats memory chips into motherboard sockets But not always Indeed for the computer to operate at all for us first reuires a wealth of interactions to take place for itself As operators or engineers we may be able to describe how such objects and assemblages work But what do they experience What s their proper phenomenology In short what is it like to be a thingTheories of being tend to be grandiose but they need not be because being is simple Simple enough that it could be rendered via screen print on a trucker s cap I call it tiny ontology precisely because it ought not demand a treatise or a tome I don t mean that the domain of being is small uite the opposite as I ll soon explain Rather the basic ontological apparatus needed to describe existence ought to be as compact and unornamented as possibleFor the ontographer Aristotle was wrong nature does not operate in the shortest way possible but in a multitude of locally streamlined yet globally inefficient ways 41 Indeed an obsession with simple explanations ought to bother the metaphysician Instead of worshipping simplicity OOO embraces messiness We must not confuse the values of the design of objects for human use such as doors toasters and computers with the nature of the world itself An ontograph is a crowd not a cellular automaton that might describe its emergent operation An ontograph is a landfill not a Japanese garden It shows how much rather than how little exists simultaneously suspended in the dense meanwhile of beingYet once we are done nodding earnestly at Whitehead and Latour what do we do We return to our libraries and our word processors We refine our diction and insert endnotes We apply rigor the scholarly version of Tinker Bell s fairy dust in adeuate uantities to stave off interest while cheating death For too long being radical in philosophy has meant writing and talking incessantly theorizing ideas so big that they can never be concretized but only marked with threatening definite articles the political the other the neighbor the animal For too long philosophers have spun waste like a goldfish s sphincter rather than spinning yarn like a charka Whether or not the real radical philosophers march or protest or run for office in addition to writing inscrutable tomes this is a uestion we can perhaps leave aside Real radicals we might conclude make things Examples aren t hard to find and some even come from scholars who might be willing to call themselves philosophers Alice in Wonderland getting machines to think like people to The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia getting humans to imagine what it was like to be a thing I also came to appreciate Bogost s variation on Latour s litanies so called tiny ontology And I really appreciated his emphasis on making things to Claudette Colvin Twice Toward Justice guide thinking or philosophical carpentry and the importance of cultivating a sense of wonder His use of real examples and case studies to demonstrate his thinking was also very helpful and sometimes uite humorous I m wandering back to Latour to read We Have Never Been Modern based on some discussion of it in this bookSo in the spirit of tiny ontology here are some random uotes I highlighted on my KindleTo be sure computers often do entail human experience and perception The human operator views words and images rendered on a display applies physical forces to a mouse seats memory chips into motherboard sockets But not always Indeed for the computer to operate at all for us first reuires a wealth of interactions to take place for itself As operators or engineers we may be able to describe how such objects and assemblages work But what do they experience What s their proper phenomenology In short what is it like to be a thingTheories of being tend to be Thrill Me Do Not Disturb grandiose but they need not be because being is simple Simple enough that it could be rendered via screen print on a trucker s cap I call it tiny ontology precisely because it ought not demand a treatise or a tome I don t mean that the domain of being is small uite the opposite as I ll soon explain Rather the basic ontological apparatus needed to describe existence ought to be as compact and unornamented as possibleFor the ontographer Aristotle was wrong nature does not operate in the shortest way possible but in a multitude of locally streamlined yet Vildanden globally inefficient ways 41 Indeed an obsession with simple explanations ought to bother the metaphysician Instead of worshipping simplicity OOO embraces messiness We must not confuse the values of the design of objects for human use such as doors toasters and computers with the nature of the world itself An ontograph is a crowd not a cellular automaton that might describe its emergent operation An ontograph is a landfill not a Japanese The Russo Japanese War 1904 1905 garden It shows how much rather than how little exists simultaneously suspended in the dense meanwhile of beingYet once we are done nodding earnestly at Whitehead and Latour what do we do We return to our libraries and our word processors We refine our diction and insert endnotes We apply rigor the scholarly version of Tinker Bell s fairy dust in adeuate uantities to stave off interest while cheating death For too long being radical in philosophy has meant writing and talking incessantly theorizing ideas so big that they can never be concretized but only marked with threatening definite articles the political the other the neighbor the animal For too long philosophers have spun waste like a Duffy goldfish s sphincter rather than spinning yarn like a charka Whether or not the real radical philosophers march or protest or run for office in addition to writing inscrutable tomes this is a uestion we can perhaps leave aside Real radicals we might conclude make things Examples aren t hard to find and some even come from scholars who might be willing to call themselves philosophers

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CHARACTERS » Alien Phenomenology or What It’s Like to Be a Thing Ian Bogost ¼ 1 CHARACTERS DOWNLOAD ´ ILDESIGN.CO ¼ Ian Bogost Oriented ontology that puts things at the center of being a philosophy in which nothing exists any or less than anything else in which humans are elements but not the sole or even primary elements of philosophical interest And unlike experimental phenomenology or the philosophy of technology Bogost’s alien phenomenology takes for granted that all beings interact with and perceive one another This experience however withdraws. 130912 first review this is kind of the opposite to husserl easy to read but not too convincing so i give it somewhere between two and three some interesting ways of philosophy some ideas even some from husserl and made me think i should read meillassoux againthe idea that philosophers or metaphysicians should do rather than talk in writing papers only should be like doctors of thought seems mistaken to me there may be too much critical detail disputes to establish this or that prof or idea he works in the field so knows but perhaps exaggerates there is only our human tradition of primarily written ideas that can be examined rather as ideas than as objects in the world as biology chemistry physics and words themselves contain by contrast and composition human ethical values pleasant as it might seem the world does not mean to itself but only to humans or something like thatafterword after 6 years something i find convincing if you wish to de center humans Good Blonde Others granted that all beings interact with and perceive one another This experience however withdraws. 130912 first review this is kind of the opposite to husserl easy to read but not too convincing so i Diary of an SM Romance give it somewhere between two and three some interesting ways of philosophy some ideas even some from husserl and made me think i should read meillassoux againthe idea that philosophers or metaphysicians should do rather than talk in writing papers only should be like doctors of thought seems mistaken to me there may be too much critical detail disputes to establish this or that prof or idea he works in the field so knows but perhaps exaggerates there is only our human tradition of primarily written ideas that can be examined rather as ideas than as objects in the world as biology chemistry physics and words themselves contain by contrast and composition human ethical values pleasant as it might seem the world does not mean to itself but only to humans or something like thatafterword after 6 years something i find convincing if you wish to de center humans


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    (Alien Phenomenology or What It’s Like to Be a Thing) [PDF KINDLE] ¿ Ian Bogost Ian Bogost ¼ 1 CHARACTERS DOWNLOAD ´ ILDESIGN.CO ¼ Ian Bogost What else is there here anywhere right now? Anything will do so long as it reminds us of the awesome plentitude of the alien everyday 134I have been interested in things for a long time I remember on a visit to an art museum as an undergraduate being fascinated by a scuffed section of worn wooden floor in a corner that I thought deserved as much attention as the exhibits It seemed to carry such a weight of narrative L

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  • Hardcover
  • 168
  • Alien Phenomenology or What It’s Like to Be a Thing
  • Ian Bogost
  • English
  • 06 July 2019
  • 9780816678976