Induction, Deduction and Transduction: on the aesthetics and logic of digital objects

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The article questions the two dominant views on media aesthetics – one takes the empiricist stance,
and the other pushes forwards a media-technological a priori – in order to posit a third view. This
view is transcendental empiricism, which one can trace in the work of Gilbert Simondon and Gilles
Deleuze. This article demonstrates this argument with the example of digital objects – the new form
of industrial objects composed of data and metadata – and proposes to investigate their aesthetics by
articulating three logical operators – induction, deduction and transduction – as correlations to the
three views mentioned above.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNetworking Knowledge
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 06.2015