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An Essay on the New Aesthetic

According to Wikipedia, the New Aesthetic is a term used to refer to the increasing appearance of the visual language of digital technology and the internet in the physical world, and the blending of virtual and physical. James Bridle is more succinct when he calls it "technologically enabled novelty in the world". Bruce Sterling, however, describes it here as a "genuine aesthetic movement with a weak aesthetic metaphysics" -- and I can kind of see his point. But then, much that is aesthetic in the postmodern age is devoid of any substantive metaphysical aspect. #link