That last post
by Arran James
It was too quick, too driven by my mood and not nearly critically informed enough. Still, at root I think my problem with the New Aesthetic is that of the split between the physical and the digital. It all smells a little too much like the old split between body and mind and therefore seems to reintroduce an old metaphysical dualism under new terms. None of which is to say that the New Aesthetic isn’t showing us something worth looking at.