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    Liquid metal, liquid crystal meets swimming Nanorobots: on the political aesthetics of self-organising behaviours in life systems

    Leslie, Esther (2022) Liquid metal, liquid crystal meets swimming Nanorobots: on the political aesthetics of self-organising behaviours in life systems. In: Finke, M. and Nakas, K. (eds.) Fluidity: Materials in Motion. Berlin, Germany: Reimer, pp. 105-120. ISBN 9783496016724.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Fluidity is about materials in motion rather than a general flux of matter. It is a diverse, challenging phenomenon. This volume contributes to a critical cultural rheology examining the material complexities, epistemic functions, political ramifications, and ecological dimensions of fluidity The volume deals with materials in motion. It is a contribution to a critical cultural rheology and examines the material complexity, the epistemic functions, the political and ecological dimensions of fluidity. Fluidity deals with materials in motion - active and activated, mobile and mobilized. The focus is not on a general flow of matter, but on diverse interdependencies and mixtures of real materials and the associated metaphors, imaginations and theoretical challenges. Fluidity is a complex phenomenon: often confusing, viscous, turbulent, sometimes catastrophic. The volume is a contribution to a critical cultural rheology and examines the material complexity, the epistemic functions, the political and ecological dimensions of fluidity.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Esther Leslie
    Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2022 12:56
    Last Modified: 01 Oct 2022 01:24
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/49125

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