Tag: Object-Oriented Ontology

Not Still Life

More 3D scan imagery I wanted to still play with, and then put to rest.


I imported an .stl file into Blender and then wrapped a texture of itself around itself. A kind of double self portrait of itself, an object/thing.


Then I animated it to rotate, then imported it into Final Cut Pro X, and added some sound I had earlier put through a Kaoss pad. Basic, but going in the direction/aesthetic I want to take everything.


This is a continuation of my interest in the textures that make up the 3D object. I find some of the .obj and .stl files quite beautiful.



Note to Self:

  • This is I suppose is an exercise in Autumnal cleaning (if there is such a thing) and tying up loose ends from last year. Some of these scans were meant to be 3D printed for the interim show but there were too many errors in the files. Would have been nice to have had a physical manifestation of some of the 3D objects in the video, but had to settle for a print instead.
  • Conceptually it may not seem as if there is much going on here, but everything I am doing now is leaning towards OOO.
  • Organic source material. i.e. scan of a sod of clay gives way to a digital version.

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.


“…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.


“…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: