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Paul Caplan

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  • Senior Teaching Fellow in Digital Media & Design, Winchester School of Art
  • University of Southampton
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Research interests

Social MediaDigital MediaInternetPhotographyObject Oriented Ontology

About

My work is about uncreative objects - the words and imag(in)ings that circulate and connect in the databases and that are mined as the 'digital detritus' of techno-capitalism and 'dialectical images' on our mobile remixological apparatuses. Following object-oriented ontology, I approach the words, code, protocols and apparatuses as 'objects' with sensual and real dimensions. Following new materialism, I understand those objects as material, vital and present. I work with uncreative objects - language and images, language as image and image as language that techno-capitalism mines for value and the user values as social content. The objects I 'make' are not creative although they add to the rags 'n refuse that others value. I work on Facebook and Twitter, the walled gardens, proprietorial, closed object-spaces where the objects I un-create with circulate. But my platforms are not 'virtual' or 'online', they are material, real, concrete. I 'write' on the Wall and through the Stream. I imag(in)e in Albums. I perform on server farms, display across cables.

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Publications (2)

  • Illogic of Sense: The Gregory L. Ulmer Remix

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  • Software Takes Command (International Texts in Critical Media Aesthetics)

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Professional experience

Senior Teaching Fellow in Digital Media & Design, Winchester School of Art

University of Southampton

March 2012 - Present