In Contagious Architecture, Luciana Parisi offers a philosophical inquiry into the status of the algorithm in architectural and interaction design. Her thesis is that algorithmic computation is not simply an abstract mathematical tool but constitutes a mode of thought in its own right, in that its operation extends into forms of abstraction that lie beyond direct human cognition and control. These include modes of infinity, contingency, and indeterminacy, as well as incomputable quantities underlying the iterative process of algorithmic processing.
For this event there will be a discussion with Luciana Parisi, Howard Caygill, Eleni Ikoniadou, and Alisa Andrasek
Copies of Contagious Architecture will be available for sale at 30% discount (£22).
Luciana Parisi is Reader at the Digital Culture Unit, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London
Howard Caygill, CRMEP, Kingston University, author of, On resistance: a philosophy of defiance. I. B. Tauris, 2013
Eleni Ikoniadou, London Graduate School, author of The Rhythmic Event, forthcoming, also part of the Technologies of Lived Abstraction series
Alisa Andrasek, Principal of Biothing and Director of Graduate Architectural Design at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture