Friday, March 9, 2007

Anker: "Epistemic Things" (Rijsingen and Reichle)

From: Suzanne Anker
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2007 15:06:31 -0500

“Epistemic things” a term coined by Hans Jorg-Reinberger has been mentionedby Miriam van Rijsingen and Ingeborg Reichle thus far. It is a term that many of our colleagues however, may not be familiar with. This term has migrated from the natural sciences into the plastic arts and humanities as a novel way to think about discovery and flux. An “epistemic system," to my understanding, relies on the intrinsic properties and “power of material objects” as generators of possible outcomes in experimental practices. How can this term be applied to performativity and process in both the laboratory and studio?

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