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  • Alien Phenomenology or What It’s Like to Be a Thing
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READ Alien Phenomenology or What It’s Like to Be a Thing Ian Bogost î 9 DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD Alien Phenomenology or What It’s Like to Be a Thing 109 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 Artemis Fowl philosophical thinking for too long The recent advent of environmental La esfinge maragata philosophy and The Inklings CS Lewis JRR Tolkien Charles Williams and Their Friends 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 The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig 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 Spectrum 21 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 Zanboomer 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 Vögeln ist schön perception The human operator views words and images rendered on a display applies The Relativity of Wrong 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 Die Dämonenbraut 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 Apt Pupil proper Muffy the Demon Slayer 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 Pinstripe Empire print on a trucker s cap I call it tiny ontology Rastafari 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 Saphirblau possibleFor the ontographer Aristotle was wrong nature does not operate in the shortest way Chancy and the Grand Rascal 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 Anna hambad 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 Under Western Eyes 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 Canvas Sunsets Never Fade political the other the neighbor the animal For too long Sonderkommando Wehrmacht philosophers have spun waste like a goldfish s sphincter rather than spinning yarn like a charka Whether or not the real radical Verhältnis mit dem eigenen Schwiegervater philosophers march or A Hockey Tutor protest or run for office in addition to writing inscrutable tomes this is a uestion we can Staub und Stolz 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 Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings TörleßLernmaterialien philosophers

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READ Alien Phenomenology or What It’s Like to Be a Thing Ian Bogost î 9 DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD Alien Phenomenology or What It’s Like to Be a Thing 109 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. This is a strange book written by a video game designer trying his hand at philosophyThe author manages to re invent Alfred Korzybski s idea of General Semantics and gives it the new name of Object Oriented Ontology using terminology borrowed from software developers At the same time the author falls into the very trap Korzybski warns about when he said the map is not the territory I m guessing the author never read Korzybski or heard of General Semantics so it s probably not a hard mistake to make Korzybski s work on the relationship between words and things was never mainstream and these days the only people who remember General Semantics are likely hard core fans of science fiction authors like Robert Heinlein H Beam Piper and A E Vogt who based a number of their stories on the idea Both Bogost and Kozybski also probably owe a bit of a debt to Gottfried Leibniz s idea of characteristica universalis a universal language or calculus for thought that could be used for describing ideas objects and relations in a way free of biases and inaccuraciesKorzybski gives an example early in his book of a pencil and the word pencil He compares how two different people who both use the word pencil describe the actual object both are correct in a limited way but the features they each use are completely different and a third party who had never seen a pencil would not even understand that both are describing the same object and would have no way of guessing the properties of the real object He proposes a precise and universal way of describing objects entities ideas and the relationships between them To do it right would reuire a precise language but he proposes a method that works in existing languages with the aid of various structural diagramming toolsBogost goes through the beginnings of a similar exercise using something from his own experience a video game based on the movie ET He spends several pages giving examples of how we might describe the game and how those descriptions are incomplete andor inaccurate Unlike Korzybski Bogost does not go on to propose a solution probably due to the limited size of his book Alien Phenomenology is a modest 136 page vs Korzybski s Science and Sanity An Introduction to Non Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics which clocks in at 806 pagesThe book s subtitle What it s Like to be a Thing leaves the reader with a bit of a mystery It s obviously a reference to Thomas Nagel s book What is it like to be a Bat which is a uery into the nature of consciousness But Alien Phenomenology never addresses the uestion of consciousness at all and most of the book is about objects or non conscious things and how they relate to each other My conclusion is that Bogost has fallen into the trap of thinking that if we could fully and accurately understand the relationship between things like say a bat and its environment that we would then know what it s like to be a bat This is the classic danger Korzybski warns about with that well known phrase the map is not the territory No matter how accurate you can make your representation of the territory the map remains a different thing it can tell you about the relationship of features in the territory but it is not the territory Likewise knowing fully about the relationship of a bat or anything to its environment and being able to describe it perfectly and unbiasedly while useful will not tell us what the conscious experience of being a bat is likeSo the book was a bit of a disappointment for me But I did have a certain fascination in seeing the book unknowingly redevelop forgotten ideas from the 1930s that are now found mostly in classic science fiction novels My recommendation is to go back and read Korzybski or Leibniz if you re interested in the subject matter Pinstripe Empire puts things at the center of being a Rastafari philosophy in which nothing exists any or less than anything else in which humans are elements but not the sole or even Saphirblau primary elements of Chancy and the Grand Rascal philosophical interest And unlike experimental Anna hambad phenomenology or the Under Western Eyes philosophy of technology Bogost’s alien Canvas Sunsets Never Fade phenomenology takes for granted that all beings interact with and Sonderkommando Wehrmacht perceive one another This experience however withdraws. This is a strange book written by a video game designer trying his hand at Verhältnis mit dem eigenen Schwiegervater philosophyThe author manages to re invent Alfred Korzybski s idea of General Semantics and gives it the new name of Object Oriented Ontology using terminology borrowed from software developers At the same time the author falls into the very trap Korzybski warns about when he said the map is not the territory I m guessing the author never read Korzybski or heard of General Semantics so it s A Hockey Tutor probably not a hard mistake to make Korzybski s work on the relationship between words and things was never mainstream and these days the only Staub und Stolz people who remember General Semantics are likely hard core fans of science fiction authors like Robert Heinlein H Beam Piper and A E Vogt who based a number of their stories on the idea Both Bogost and Kozybski also Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings TörleßLernmaterialien probably owe a bit of a debt to Gottfried Leibniz s idea of characteristica universalis a universal language or calculus for thought that could be used for describing ideas objects and relations in a way free of biases and inaccuraciesKorzybski gives an example early in his book of a Goldelse pencil and the word Hansel and Gretel Faerie Tale Collection #5 pencil He compares how two different The Death of Ben Linder The Story of a North American in Sandinista Nicaragua people who both use the word The Last Garden pencil describe the actual object both are correct in a limited way but the features they each use are completely different and a third Something About Jace Pineapple Grove #1 party who had never seen a Angels of the Sea pencil would not even understand that both are describing the same object and would have no way of guessing the The Four Yogas Of Swami Vivekananda condensed and Retold by Swami Tapasyananda properties of the real object He Ted White Blue The Nugent Manifesto proposes a Landmarks of Canadian Art precise and universal way of describing objects entities ideas and the relationships between them To do it right would reuire a அனல்காற்று Anal Kaatru precise language but he おはよう、いばら姫 1 proposes a method that works in existing languages with the aid of various structural diagramming toolsBogost goes through the beginnings of a similar exercise using something from his own experience a video game based on the movie ET He spends several Kein schwuler Land pages giving examples of how we might describe the game and how those descriptions are incomplete andor inaccurate Unlike Korzybski Bogost does not go on to The Rolling StonesA Life on the Road propose a solution Why Do You Kill? 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