OOO (Tutorial v4.0)

Tutor: Gareth Polmeer

I had an interesting tutorial today with Gareth Polmeer regarding the research paper I am writing. Whilst investigating reading Phenomenology and Speculative Realism I came across ‘Object-Oriented Ontology’ or OOO for short, I didn’t realise it was a ‘thing’ (excuse the pun) for years.

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“…Ask yourself: what does your toaster want? How about your dog? Or the bacteria in your gut? What about the pixels on the screen you’re reading off now, how is their day going?” [1]

Theres a correlation to IoT (Internet of things) but with OOO any ‘thing’ is an object, whether living, nonliving, artificial, or conceptual-an everything.

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“…over the past ten years, people in all manner of disciplines have turned to things: to matter, stuff, obdurate objects. Often loosely grouped under the rubric ‘new materialisms’ – Andrew Cole [2]

The crucial point here is that, in contrast to the dominant strains of 20th-century phenomenology that claim things are only real insofar as they are sensible to a human subject, OOO asserts a radical and imaginative realism that not only claims that things do exist beyond the purview of human conception, but that this existence is almost entirely inaccessible to our understanding.

Note to Self:

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