…the kind of architecture we are talking about is really architecture as a cultural practice, because that sense of architecture acknowledges diversity of location, that wherever folks are dwelling in space, they can think creatively about the transformation and reinvention of that space, about design, about housing, public institutions, etc.Bell Hooks, Art on My Mind: Visual Politics
Subversive historiography connects oppositional practices from the past with the forms of resistance in the present, thus creating spaces of possibility where the future can be imagined differently – imagined in such a way that we can witness ourselves dreaming, moving forward and beyond the limits and confines of fixed locations.
Datasets of the UVM Art + AI Research Group
Maybe it has been difficult for Westerners to find algorithmic artworks meaningful because Western art is so based in the figurative tradition. In this way, Western art is mimetic, in the Aristotelian sense of the imitative. This kind of mimesis is the attempt to reproduce life (or, more precisely, the appearance of life)…Laura U. Marks, Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art
There is another kind of mimesis, though, that does not imitate the forms of living things but that imitates the process of life itself. This minor mimesis calls up the presence of the thing being imitated not by looking like it but by acting like it, and thus becoming like it.