Book Launch Luciana Parisi: ‘Contagious Architecture. Computation, Aesthetics and Space’
MIT Press, 2013
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.
Part of the Technologies of Lived Abstraction series, edited by Brian Massumi and Erin Manning