2022-02-26 22:24

  • In [[Object Oriented Ontology]], an object is anything. An apple, a weather system, a feeling, economics. Big objects that we cannot 'hold' in our mind are called hyperobjects.
    • It is also articulated that [[Objects are activated by your encounter with them]]
  • Donald Judd talked about [[Specific objects]] instead of sculpture, because sculpture is representational but his interests were non-representational.
  • Objects have scale. See [[Scaling vs scalebound architecture]]

Objects become particularly interesting when considered in the context of digital [[Technology]].

  • Let's consider a piece of digtial art. We might think of that as an object, but in reality it is a certain arrangement of assets, hardware and software. Where does the object begin and end when it's reliant on so many other objects to perform its objecthood?
    • Every data point requires additional data elsewhere saying how to interpret and read it - otherwise it is just abstract data not the object.

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