James B Charlton

James B Charlton
Auckland University of Technology | AUT · School of Art and Design

Doctor of Philosophy

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Written as the first lockdowns of the COVID pandemic forced us to confront the practical realities of withdrawing from the world, this essay responds to the apparent ‘ontological softening’ of Object Oriented Ontology (OOO) set out by Graham Harman in Art + Object (2020). It aims to return the ‘complement’ paid by Harman by considering how contempo...
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In the ten years since the seminal workshop on Speculative Realism at Goldsmiths College (Bassier), speculation has become the new noumenon of the art world: Promising the final fulfilment of the avant-garde dream that would finally emancipate the art object from indexicality, the speculative has held an irresistible appeal for artists (Beech, 1–2)...
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CDD – Compulsive Dismantling Disorder, is a quasi-diagnosis for the systematic and obsessive dissembling of objects, whereby an object becomes an exploded diagram of its parts. This is analogous to empirical research methods, whereby a human analyses an object in terms of its cumulative parts. Taken as an ontological perspective, questions of opera...
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This article speculate on how data appears to come from things. Even when data itself becomes its own subject, data requires a source. But are things themselves data? When we ‘add to shopping basket’ on Amazon and elsewhere we create an event that is not an attribute of the book we buy but a subject of the data that self-creates. The paper argues t...
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The range of video annotation software currently available is set within commercially specialized professions, distributed via outdated sources or through online video hosting services. As video content becomes an increasingly significant tool for analysis, there is a demand for appropriate digital annotation techniques that offer equivalent functi...
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This paper investigates the player's body as a system capable of unfamiliar interactive movement achieved through digital mediation in a playful environment. Body interactions in both digital and non-digital environments can be considered as a perceptually manipulative exploration of self. This implies a player may alter how they perceive their bod...
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We have always been post-digital or at least I cannot recall a time when art wasn’t? To claim this is surely ridiculous, as the post condition demands the prior instantiation of a digital state that purportedly did not begin until the mid 1970s. Yet if, for a moment, we entertain the idea that art has always been post-digital, in what way might thi...
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Reconciling interiors: The screen as installation by James Charlton In examining the failure of contemporary art to understand the relationship between the screen and the sculptural context in which it is seen, this paper critiques current notions of the screen and compares them to the spatial modalities of installation art. Firstly identifying the...

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