Edited by Peter Weibel and Ljiljana Fruk
Thanks to advances in molecular science and microscopy, we can visualize
matter on a nanoscale, and structures not visible to the naked eye can
be visualized and characterized. The fact that technology allows us to
transcend the limits of natural perception and see what was previously
unseeable creates a new dimension of aesthetic experience and practice:
molecular aesthetics. This book, drawing on an exhibit and symposium at
ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, documents aesthetic developments
in what Félix Guattari called the molecular revolution.
Peter Weibel is Chairman and CEO of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe. He coedited Buffalo Heads: Media Study, Media Practice, Media Pioneers, 19731990, Paul Thek: Artists Artist, and other ZKM books copublished by the MIT Press.
Ljiljana Fruk is a research group leader and lecturer at the Karlsruhe
Institute of Technology (KIT), DFG Centre for Functional Nanostructures
(CFN), working on the design of nanoscale light-activated devices.