The Transparency of Aesthetics: Between Nonsense and Technology



Ted Hiebert

Professor Ted Hiebert discusses the aesthetics of transparency in the context of his new book, In Praise of Nonsense: Aesthetics, Uncertainty and Postmodern Identity. His lecture explores the codes and aesthetics of transparency, engaging questions of nonsense, perception and technology as ways to re-imagine the possibilities of the posthuman.

Ted Hiebert is the author of the highly acclaimed, In Praise of Nonsense: Aesthetics, Uncertainty and Postmodern Identity (Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press) and an Assistant Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell. As a Canadian visual artist, his large-scale photographic works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Professor Hiebert’s written work has been published in Performance Research, The Psychoanalytic Review, Technoetic Arts and CTheory.



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