The Digital Nature of Gothic

In L. Spuybroek (ed.), Research & Design: Textile Tectonics. pp. 8-41 (2011)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
The first chapter of The Sympathy of Things published in Research & Design: Textile Tectonics (2011). It develops the notion of a “gothic ontology” which inverts Deleuze’s baroque ontology of the fold. Where in the universe of the fold continuity precedes singularity, in the gothic singularity precedes continuity. The reversal is based on the Ruskinian notion of the rib, which is the source of “changefulness”, expressed through “millions of variations” of figures. Figures move and change only to interact with or connect to other figures, i.e. to build configurations. Ruskin’s notion of savageness, which is always categorized as an ethics-over-aesthetics, now becomes a notion of craft that is inherent to matter, not to humans.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
SPUTDN
Upload history
Archival date: 2015-11-21
View other versions
Added to PP index
2014-10-03

Total views
1,281 ( #3,443 of 64,208 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
122 ( #4,676 of 64,208 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.