Rhythmanalysis of the Earth, the Animal, and the Machine


This dissertation adopts Henri Lefebvre’s Rhythmanalysis as an artistic methodology and applies it to ecologies of more-than-human agency. Each of three pieces addresses a contentious relationship between humans and a form of nonhuman: Animas with a river degraded by extractive industries, Urban Intonation with the ubiquitous brown rat with which we co-habitate in urban environments, and Everything That Happens Will Happen Today with artificial intelligence algorithms embedded in consumer systems. Further, by situating data as transductive media that bring different rhythmic bodies into affective contact, these pieces demonstrate alternatives to capitalist ontologies of the digital.
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Brown University, 2018

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House, Brian James, "Rhythmanalysis of the Earth, the Animal, and the Machine" (2018). Music Theses and Dissertations. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library. https://doi.org/10.26300/56q2-2v83