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Architectures of the Unforeseen, Essays in the Occurrent Art

Author
Brian Massumi
Publisher / Label
University of Minnesota Press
Country
USA
Language
English
Publication year
2019
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
240
ISBN
978-1517905965

Index

Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Form Follows Force: 
Greg Lynn    1
Enter Process • Getting Topological • Gotta Love 
It • Force, Field, Nature—Culture • Multiply and 
Vary (Cloud and Blob) • Folding in Architecture • 
The Biomorphic Hypothesis • Toggling Potential 
• The Continuing Problem • The Body Topologic • 
Abstract Surface • The Architecture of Body-Events 
• Abstract Expressionism of the Body • Surfacing 
Design: Intricacy in Action • Body-Cursor • Recursive 
Filiation and Outside Alliance • Beyond the Blob Guy: 
The Composite Paradigm • A Final Question 

2. Relational Architecture 
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer    79
Stretching the Body 
Techno-Solstice • Local—Global • Distancing the 
Body • The Amoebic Reality of Relation • City 
of Words • Material Quality of Thought • 
Infraphenomenal • A Promiscuity of Levels • 
Changeability • The Medium Is the Meiosis 
• Cultural Domain • Cultural Act • Culturability 
• Beyond Interactivity • Expressing Relation 
Floating the Social 
Three's a Crowd • Something like Language • 
Language to the Third Power • Sea of Noise, Crest 
of Words • Words upon Words • Constitutive Limits 
• Language: Caught in the Act • Sociability 
• The Social Death of the Personal • The Rise of the 
Quasi-Public • A Quasi-Directness of Expression 
• Sociability Giganticus • The Determination of 
a Quasi-Mind • Coda 

3. Making to Place 
Simryn Gill     149
This Place? • Places of Stone • The Bad Citizen • 
Little Nothings • Just Nosing • Small Epiphanies • 
An Alibi • The Art of No Reason • A Procedure for 
Living • It's Not "About" • Making to Place • Peeling 
a Room • Floating-Specific Art • Living beyond 
Biography • What Is Winning in Art? 

Concluding Remarks 
Immanence (Many Lives)   171

Notes 185 
Bibliography 201 
Index 207