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    #Filterdrop: Attending to Photographic Alterations.Claire Anscomb - 2023 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 32 (65-66).
    It is well-documented that the alteration of portrait photographs can have a negative impact on a viewer’s self-esteem. One might think that providing written disclaimers warning of alteration might help to mitigate this effect, yet empirical studies have shown that viewers continue to feel like what they are seeing is real, and thus attainable, despite knowing it is not. I propose that this cognitive dissonance occurs because disclaimers fail to show viewers how to look at the contents of a photographic (...)
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    Attention Disorders Between Impairment and Ferality: Towards a Political Aesth-Ethics of Dismantlement.Yves Citton - 2023 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 32 (65-66).
    Attention in the 21st century is commonly perceived as being in insufficient supply. Increasing numbers of children and adults arediagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder) worldwide. This article suggests that our understanding of attentional deficits could gain from a double reframing. First, the notion of “impairment” (as recently discussed by Jonathan Sterne) seems more appropriate than the category of “disorder” to unfold the stakes of attentional problems. Second, approaching attentional issues as collective and organizational questions seems more empowering (...)
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    Keeping the War Outside the Frame: Ellipsis as a Means of Redirection Toward Women's Perspectives in Two War Narratives.Bernardita M. Cubillos - 2023 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 32 (65-66).
    This article explores how cinema’s material discontinuity can stimulate the attention of a distracted audience and prompt reflectionon historical violence. By examining Yasujiro Ozu’s Sanma no aji (1962) and Greta Gerwig’s Little Women (2019), it argues that ellipsis is a powerful technique used to construct an argument about the relationship between war and women’s social roles. Specifically, the article analyses how these films use the ellipsis to enhance the resistance of women who act against the official thread of History. Finally, (...)
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    Infrastructural Poetics in Yahya Hassan and Shadi Angelina Bazeghi.Solveig Daugaard - 2023 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 32 (65-66).
    This article discusses the relationship between infrastructure and attention through the lens of contemporary Danish poetry. It applies Susan Leigh Star’s concept of “infrastructural inversion” on the poetic practices of two Danish poets with immigrant background, Yahya Hassan and Shadi Angelina Bazeghi, by focusing on the infrastructural conditions for the production, circulation and reception of their poetry via literary institutions and liberal news media in Denmark in recent years.
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    Critique of the Power of Prophecy. [REVIEW]Anna Enström - 2023 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 32 (65-66).
    Review of Federico Campagna, Prophetic Culture: Recreation for Adolescents (London: Bloomsbury, 2021).
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    Stay with Me: Uncertain Indices and Attentional Presence in Chat Interfaces.Maja Bak Herrie & Mette-Marie Zacher Søresen - 2023 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 32 (65).
    In this article, Herrie and Sørensen examine the mediation of typing indicators (“…”) in online messaging. Their point of departure is a scene from the contemporary novel _Exciting Times_ by Naoise Dolan (2020), in which the ‘dots’ play a prominent role. Their analysis shows how typing indicators, as interface design, mediate the complex communication situation in which they take part: from being mere signals, they have slipped into our emotional lives. From a semiotic perspective (Charles S. Peirce), the authors define (...)
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    Attention and Aesthetic Value.Morten Kyndrup - 2023 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 32 (65-66).
    We are capable of engaging in different kinds of relations with objects and situations we meet. Any relation is, in principle singular and thus einmalig, unique. Still, certain general types of relationality do exist. Relations may be established with focus (“attention”) on usability, truth, ethics, power, authenticity—and of course, on “beauty,” on aesthetic value. This differentiation is an invention of the Modern world and in itself subject to historical change. In terms of “discursive areas” it has been theorized in varying (...)
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    Multiple Identities of Borderline Cases in Art.Jean Lin - 2023 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 32 (65-66).
    When the borderline cases of art occur in non-art categories, the debate of artistic status arises not only with regard to the individual cases but also with regard to the category to which they belong. The identity of the individual case tends to be defined in connection to the category it belongs to. It tends to formulate that, if the individual case is art, then the entire category is also art, and if the category is not art, then the individual (...)
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    Introduction: The Aesthetics of Attention.Jacob Lund, Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen, Mette-Marie Zacher Søresen & Maja Bak Herrie - 2023 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 32 (65).
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    Note on Contributors.Jacob Lund, Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen, Mette-Marie Zacher Søresen & Maja Bak Herrie - 2023 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 32 (65-66).
    In this article, Herrie and Sørensen examine the mediation of typing indicators (“…”) in online messaging. Their point of departure is a scene from the contemporary novel Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan (2020), in which the ‘dots’ play a prominent role. Their analysis shows how typing indicators, as interface design, mediate the complex communication situation in which they take part: from being mere signals, they have slipped into our emotional lives. From a semiotic perspective (Charles S. Peirce), the authors define (...)
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    On the Performativity of Disinterested Attention for the Experience of Contemporary Art.Francesca Natale - 2023 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 32 (65-66).
    The aim of this article is to point out that attentional practices don’t simply overlap with control and action/reaction dynamics; they are also strictly connected to non-productivity, non-instrumentality, disinterestedness, contemplation as performative inactivity. Disinterested attention (a definition formulated by Bence Nanay) and free-floating attention help to better understand the apparently seamless and unproblematic transition from passive spectator to active participant/agent of contemporary art. If considering attention in relation to executive functions (planning and organizing our experience in the world we live (...)
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    Attention, Affect, and Aesthetic Experience.Henrik Kaare Nielsen - 2023 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 32 (65-66).
    The article suggests a conceptualization of the interrelationship between attention, affect, and aesthetic experience. It supplements classical aesthetic theory by integrating knowledge from neurophysiology, developmental psychology, and psychoanalysis. Furthermore, the article proposes a distinction between a variety of types of affect that are discussed with a view to their potential contribution to elaborating the concept of aesthetic experience in the Kantian tradition and to reflecting different qualities of attention.
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    Your Tongue Here (Or Not): On Imagining Whether To Take a Bite (Or Not).Sue Spaid - 2023 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 32 (65).
    Inspired by recent visits to the Disgusting Food Museum (DFM) in Mälmo, SE and “FOOD: Bigger than Your Plate” (2019) at the Victoria & Albert in London, UK, this article explores the saliency of “disgust” given its role in the “attention economy,” hipster allure and emotional encoding. Initially appalled by the DFM’s demonizing national delicacies as disgusting, the author soon realised that doing so has a “silver lining” in terms of attention. One aspect that remains under-explored is the connection between (...)
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    The Paradigm of the Creative Industries: Cultural Policy in the Neoliberal Welfare State.Gustav Strandberg - 2023 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 32 (65-66).
    In this article, Strandberg analyses the development of Swedish cultural policy during the last decades. In contradistinction to the first policy proposition from 1974, which emphasised the importance of counteracting the negative impact of the market, the cultural policies that have been in place for the last twenty to thirty years consider the forces of the market to be conducive to the freedom of culture and the arts. This has entailed a paradigm shift in Swedish culture that has opened up (...)
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    Nothing to See? Paying Attention in the Dark Environment.Matti Tainio - 2023 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 32 (65-66).
    A cloudy November evening deep in an old forest. It is really dark, and I try to observe my environment. I discern the difference between the treetops and the dark sky and the snow-covered ground. Everything else is formless. My vision is quite useless, and the other senses are weak in these circumstances. Only the background hum is audible and most aromas are erased by the freezing temperature. In a winter outfit, all I can feel is the moving air on (...)
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    Kant's "Aesthetic Idea": Towards an Aesthetics of Non-Attention.Frederik Tygstrup - 2023 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 32 (65-66).
    In Critique of Judgment, Kant introduces a foundational theme in modern aesthetics by identifying the judgment of taste as a particular mode of attention. In distinction to the mode of attention in mundane experience that works by determining how an intuition can be subsumed under a concept, aesthetic attention celebrates the pleasure associated with the “unison in the play of the powers of the mind” confronted with “the manifold in a thing.” Aesthetic attention, in other words, is an aesthetic subject’s (...)
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    Artists and the Public's Attention Since the 1960s: An Exploration of How Artists Seek to Capture the Audience's Attention.Patrick van Rossem - 2023 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 32 (65-66).
    Art historical research shows that artists, especially since the 1960s rise in museum and art gallery attendance do not always trust the audience’s ability to deal with their art. The choice for a performative aesthetic, for example, has also been a method for reasserting rather than—as is often thought—relinquishing artistic control. The article looks at aesthetic strategies developed by artists who desire(d) a more attentive look from their audiences. It considers works made by artists in the sixties and seventies. It (...)
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    Silence! The Background of Attention as a Battleground.Anette Vandsø - 2023 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 32 (65-66).
    The commodification of silence responding to a disturbing environment is integrated in the growing attention economy. This paper suggests that the idea of silence embedded in these products preclude fruitful understandings of—and interventions in—theproblematics they address, and it proposes Cage’s silence as a more efficacious model for understanding our problems with a disturbing environment, and a better practice for intervening in it. Informed by Yves Citton’s ecology of attention the paper argues that Cage’s silence centers the interplay of attention, subjectivity (...)
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    A Free Art Calls for a Free Society: On the Freedom of Art and Autonomy as Project.Kim West - 2023 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 32 (65-66).
    In recent years, the far right “culture war” has to an increasing extent been allowed to set the terms for cultural policy debates, in Sweden and internationally. In the Swedish context, empty accusations against public cultural institutions of “wokeist” bias and “cancel culture” have found support in a public report from the governmental Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis, which claims that national public funding bodies are imposing politically correct demands on their applicants, with a “detrimental influence” on the freedom of (...)
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    An Art for Art's Sake or a Critical Concept of Art's Autonomy? Autonomy, Arm's Length Distance, and Art's Freedom.Josefine Wikström - 2023 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 32 (65-66).
    What is the relationship between the philosophical concept of the “autonomy of art” and the cultural policy-notion of “artistic freedom”? This article seeks to answer this question by taking the Swedish governmental report This Is How Free Art Is (Så fri är konsten 2021) and its reception in the Swedish main stream media as an emblematic example and by reading it symptomatically. Firstly, it traces the critical history of “artistic freedom” and the interrelated term “arm’s length distance”, primarily in the (...)
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