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Thesis Info

LABS ID
00157
Thesis Title
AFFECTS: Intermedial Images between Art, Philosophy, and Science
Author
Julainne S. Sumich
2nd Author
3rd Author
Degree
Doctorate in Fine Arts
Year
2006
Number of Pages
122
University
The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Thesis Supervisor
Dr Carole Shepheard
Supervisor e-mail
c.shepheard AT auckland.ac.nz
Other Supervisor(s)
Dr Bruce MacDonald
Language(s) of Thesis
English
Department / Discipline
Fine Arts
Languages Familiar to Author
Latin, French, German, Italian, Russian
URL where full thesis can be found
Keywords
affect, intermedial, images of thought, autonomic response to novelty, conceptual fusion
Abstract: 200-500 words
Intermedial dynamics between art and science find a resonance with self-organizing processes in the human nervous system. Although its merit in ordering our thought is indeterminate, the intermedium, as a process of affect, is crucial to the genesis of thought. This principle introduces: 1) a new chemistry of the intermedium's affection between Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Richard Carter Higgins; 2) thought experiments in digital media related to mathematics and neuroscience; 3) lenticular images' visceral affect on the viewer; 4) correspondences between intermedial processes and autonomic responses to novelty, exhibited in Entanglement: Intermedial Affects between Art, Philosophy, and Science. ISBN 0-473-11025-3