Growing in the dark: algorithmic books and possibilities for the contemporary manuscript
thesisposted on 24.05.2021, 14:30 authored by Reg Beatty
This essay documents a generative bookwork of mine called Growing in the Dark. It responds to the challenges of current thought including object-oriented ontology (Levi Bryant and Ian Bogost), the dark ecology of Timothy Morton, and the vibrant materialism of Jane Bennett. It also asks how the contemporary artist's book might be studied as a set of procedures, and then "grown" from that code.