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Conference: Aesthetics and Ethics in the Digital Age

Registration is now open for the British Society of Aesthetics conference “Aesthetics and Ethics in the Digital Age.” The conference will be a ‘hybrid’ conference, taking place in person and online via Zoom.

Date: 6th to the 8th July, 2021.

Venue: Music Faculty, West Road, Cambridge.

The aim of this conference is to explore some developments in recent practice that raise new and interesting questions for the philosophy of art. Artists, working independently in different parts of the world, are creating new forms of technological interfaces and experimenting with the biological, the nano and the digital. At the heart of all their works is a deep ethos of balancing the aesthetic and the ethical in how we relate with others and our environment, whether in the same physical space or as distributed bodies. The spheres of the arts, sciences, and (in particular) technology overlap both to explore and to attempt to change the way in which we live in the world. These artistic practices raise questions about the interaction between aesthetics and ethics that go beyond those familiar to us in discussions over the past decade or so.

Information (including the full timetable and registration) is available here: https://fass.open.ac.uk/research/conferences/AEDA