Midas, C-print 100 * 80 cm.
Johan Nieuwenhuize & Eric Schrijver
Every sentence is an observer constructing an ontology, C-print 80 * 110 cm.
Exhibition / presentation.
You don’t wanna be alive when you’re 25, C-print 60 * 60 cm.
Philoweb as a conference hopes to play a foundational role in helping to define what a genuine Philosophy of the Web would be. The symposium itself includes presentations by both scholars in philosophy and computer science and engineers. My role was to re-examine the topics from another point of view, that of the artist.
My presentation first went into semantics, as a reaction to the talks on the conference which had to do with codifying semantics for the internet. I talked about what semantics means to an artist, and how categorisation and description are not all that meaning amounts to (and neither are they value free, for that matter).
Then I introduced the pictures by telling a story about a friend who is on a meaning diet.