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Blog Entry ," Let There be Geometry"
by Anirudh Sridhar published Jun 30, 2014 last modified Jul 01, 2014 08:36 AM
This is the first blog in the series to view perfect Mathematical objects in the postmodern world and see if the centrality of these objects can be or has been subverted by language and the technological. In this preliminary blog, we will explore a particular phenomenological philosophy of mathematics by Edmun Husserl in "The Origin of Geometry" and closely read the implications of ontological and methodological lens' we are offered. We will do this with the help of Derrida's critique/ introduction to the essay and see if the phenomenological origin of ideal objects comes within the grasp of Derridean differance.
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Blog Entry Binary Code Invades the Universal Problematic
by Anirudh Sridhar published May 26, 2014 last modified May 27, 2014 05:35 AM — filed under:
This essay looks at language as an archive and posits, through a reading of Foucault, Derrida, Saussure and Jakobson that the means of perceiving language in the digital has changed. Communication requires community and the large networks made possible by the binary code, an added layer of linguistic units, changes the way we are able to communicate online. Big Data has further changed the way we interact with language and the world. The way the machine perceives language, through selection rather than combination with access to the “complete” archive allows it to make predictions and decisions through mere correlation rather than the causational mode of science hitherto conducted by human beings.
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Image Paradigm Shift
by Anirudh Sridhar last modified Apr 14, 2014 09:27 AM
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Blog Entry The Machinistic Paradigm Collapse
by Anirudh Sridhar published Apr 14, 2014 last modified Apr 15, 2014 05:03 PM — filed under:
Looking at the example of the scientific practices surrounding protein folding study, this blog explores the modern relevance of Thomas Kuhn’s conception of a paradigm. This blog posits that because of the heavy reliance on computational technology and simulation, the philosophical basis of Kuhnian scientific paradigm has ceased to exist and hence science, along with the Digital Humanities has moved into a post structuralist age.
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Blog Entry Fishing is the New Black: Contemporary Art Imitates the Digital
by Anirudh Sridhar published Mar 28, 2014 — filed under:
Marshall Mcluhan once said, “Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.” Philosophers, on the other hand, think about things in retrospect and hence, as much as Derrida’s writings about the collapse of the semiotic structures of capture and meaning say about the Digital age, Mark Rothko’s art, a generation ahead of Derrida in depicting this collapse, can say about the future that it saw in visceral and energetic forms. To understand Rothko’s paintings we must sit through a short history of the different epochs of Being and their epistemological shifts before we get to the Digital Age about which Rothko had violent and destructive premonitions.
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Blog Entry Structure, Sign and Play in the Digital
by Anirudh Sridhar published Mar 28, 2014 — filed under:
I have come to realize, in my research, that I have been looking for and staring at the various entry points of the Digital Humanities by looking at the primordial lighting arrangements and formative forces that are in play in it. So far, there have been some clear emergent patterns like the fact that the Digital Humanities is the story of the University itself and a condition of the socio-political and economic forces shaping our education system.
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Blog Entry Digital Humanities: The Ecto-Parasite
by Anirudh Sridhar published Mar 12, 2014 last modified Mar 12, 2014 01:04 PM — filed under:
This blog entry, exploring Jacques Derrida's Mochlos can be read in three ways. The numbers below refer to the cells which should be read in the specified order. A.) 1-3-4: This essay views knowledge and the University as a technology and asks whether the Digital Humanities under this framework is unnecessary and elitist. We analyze the elitism through Kants attempts to distinguish the University's duties of truth and action and then find out why Derrida thinks this distinction is impossible to make because of the nature language. B.) 1-2-4: This essay starts off the same way but goes into the devouring margins of the University, whether its possible to safeguard against intrusion if the University is viewed as a language act and flips the question to see if the University is a parasite on the outside world and uses the Digital Humanities in this negotiation of power. It goes further to see if this parasitism is inevitable where there is language. C.) 2-4: This is a subset of the previous essay but stands alone as a commentary on a different kind of effect of capitalism on the University from the one explored in the previous blog.
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Access to Knowledge
by Anirudh Sridhar published Jan 31, 2014 last modified May 22, 2014 04:48 AM — filed under:
Unit 4 of Module 2 discusses the right to access knowledge, patents and copyright. There is also a case study of Oxbridge Textbooks.
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Blog Entry The Conflict of Konigsberg
by Anirudh Sridhar published Dec 17, 2013
Immanuel Kant’s “Conflict of the Faculties”, written in Konigsberg was a daring publication under the censorious watch of the Prussian totalitarian state. In it, he argues for open argument and mutual respect among the state endorsed and free reigning faculties in the University. This blog will explore a modern day conflict among the faculties under the clutches of a different kind of regime. Although the organization has radically shifted, the conflict has escalated to a battle (much like the one that tore Konigsberg apart during World War II) and the regime overseeing it may be more insidious than before.
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by Anirudh Sridhar published Dec 06, 2013
In the current day scenario, it would be impossible for anyone to conceive of a world without the internet. From being the easiest source of news and information to becoming the medium for communications ranging from personal to commercial, to becoming a place for social connectivity and virtual hangouts, the internet has been woven into the fabric of general society.
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