Arts Being the Skyline
posted by October 23 at 10:10 AMon
To use one of DeLanda’s own examples, a city has a certain infrastructure that can be viewed as material, but also has facades and skylines, an excessive surface unnecessary for their current functions. The term “skyline” is so nice that it ought to be made into a technical term in philosophy: objects are not just hidden material strata, but each has a skyline with which it greets the others.
How does one turn this…
…into a term like “ontology” or “hauntology” or “ontic”? What could a science or theory of the skyline do for us?