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Goldilocks Aesthetics

James E. Cutting

. Across the succeeding literatures on aesthetics, arousal, and preference, the axes of this type of plot are given in many different ways. Berliner chose those from Berlyne (1960 , 1971 )—arousal potential on the horizontal axis and hedonic value, in

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The Aesthetics of Boredom

Slow Cinema and the Virtues of the Long Take in Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Emre Çağlayan

cinema debate revolved around whether an aesthetic of slowness produces an active form of spectatorship or if the films consisted of a complacent aesthetics that deployed long takes and dead time in an idiomatic and mannerist fashion (for a critical

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Algorithmic Aesthetics

Bodies and Subjects in the Era of Big Data

Andrew J. Ball

social norms concerning the body, the subject, and intimacy. The first two articles focus on increasingly data-oriented cultures that have given rise to aesthetics derived from quantification and mathematics. In “Qualities Over Quantities: Metric and

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Naturalized Aesthetics and Criticism

On Value Judgments

Laura T. Di Summa-Knoop

Murray Smith’s attempt to provide a naturalized aesthetics of film in Film, Art, and The Third Culture is both decidedly ambitious and wisely orchestrated. It is ambitious because of the criticism that has been leveled against naturalized

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Aesthetics of Futurism

Lu Yang's Art and an Organological Redefinition of the Human in the Planetary Age

Hai Ren

today, “much as in other earth-shaking periods, we need aesthetics, defined as what renders one sensitive to the existence of other ways of life. Just as politicians are supposed to hear voices previously unheard and scientists to become attuned to

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Eco-Aesthetics and Climate Change

Poetic Reflections

Rodanthi Tzanelli

Environmental sustainability and ecological aesthetics experience a turbulent affair when academic language is replaced by an artistic register: can we articulate contemporary crises stemming from uncontrolled mobilities, such as hyper

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Naturalized Aesthetics and Emotion Theory

Rainer Reisenzein

In Film, Art, and the Third Culture , Murray Smith advocates a naturalized aesthetics of film that is a version of what he calls cooperative naturalism—a form of naturalism in which “the knowledge and methods of the natural sciences come to

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Processual Aesthetics and Feminist Trouble

The Comics of Rikke Villadsen

Charlotte Johanne Fabricius

as being the drive of her explorations of urban folklore (the 9 piger [9 girls] series, with Bjørn Rasmussen, 2014–) and the aesthetics of illness ( Tuberculosis 2020 , 2020). Villadsen has, for the better part of a decade, occupied a central role

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The Different Meanings of “Film Form”

Melenia Arouh

The idea that the study of form is fundamental in the appreciation and evaluation of works of art has a long history in philosophical aesthetics. Aestheticians, even without explicitly embracing a formalist theory, often turn their attention to

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The Aesthetics and Publics of Testimony

Participation and Agency in Architectural Memorializations of the 1993 Solingen Arson Attack

Eray Çaylı

testimony but also as a force structuring its aesthetics. 1 Unlocking the progressive potential of the aesthetic politics of testimony, then, requires confronting and challenging the ways violence structures the material, spatial and visual means employed