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Title: Assimilating the Deleuzian objectile to a pataphysical clinamen : a pataphysical objectile for design research
Author: Hales, Derek
ISNI:       0000 0004 8499 2827
Awarding Body: Royal College of Art
Current Institution: Royal College of Art
Date of Award: 2019
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The following thesis is an investigation of the objectile and the clinamen to demonstrate how one is assimilable to the other. If, at the time of writing the thesis, the concept objectile was already lodged on the plane or strata of architectural computing, then it is a supposition of the following that the objectile might be re-mobilised for speculative design research by assimilating it to a pataphysical clinamen. Clinamen, the following research will show, serves as a prototype for the science fictional, philosophical and architectural machines to be claimed as speculative objectiles for interdisciplinary design research cultures: Clinamen exemplifies the paradigmatic pataphysical and bachelor machines of schizoanalysis and the speculative research object or objectile. Which is to say, the concept clinamen possesses an interdisciplinary mobility as philosophical object and as a pataphysical machine, the Clinamen, a painting machine designed by Alfred Jarry's pataphysician Dr Faustroll, named after the Lucretian atomistic concept resurrected by Jarry for the twentieth century. The following Thesis therefore composes a research plane on which to create an encounter between philosophy, speculative culture and design research, such that pataphysical concepts can be productively put into confluence with discourse on speculative design as a mode of practice-based research in pursuit of its principal claim: that the concept of the technical object objectile, created by philosopher Gilles Deleuze, can be assimilated to a pataphysical Clinamen.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: V500 Philosophy ; W200 Design studies