7. Artifact and Affect: Open-Ended Strata of Communication

  1. Dr Tuba Kocatürk MSc Digital Architectural Design architect Senior Lecturer Programme Director and
  2. Dr Benachir Medjdoub PhD Lecturer Principal Investigator Reader
  1. Matias del Campo1 and
  2. Sandra Manninger2

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444392395.ch7

Distributed Intelligence in Design

Distributed Intelligence in Design

How to Cite

del Campo, M. and Manninger, S. (2011) Artifact and Affect: Open-Ended Strata of Communication, in Distributed Intelligence in Design (eds T. Kocatürk and B. Medjdoub), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444392395.ch7

Editor Information

  1. School of the Built Environment, Salford University, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    SPAN, Austria

  2. 2

    SPAN Architecture & Design, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 7 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333381

Online ISBN: 9781444392395



  • artifact and affect - an open-ended strata of communication;
  • Deleuzian differentiation, disciplines of philosophy, art and science - analysing reality in different ways;
  • Big Dog rough-terrain robot - by Boston Dynamics;
  • artifact, affect and works of art;
  • methods of classification - artifact, object produced or shaped by human craft;
  • prototypes of predatory machines - deployed on a number of battlefields, emergence of autonomous weapons;
  • Kuka industrial robot milling a piece of the Genus 2 Lamp by SPAN;
  • affect of plane of immanence;
  • artifactuality, characteristic of works of art - conditions in George Dickie's analysis;
  • artifact in its representational construction - as a launching pad for a twofold process


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Perceptions and affect

  • Rise of the molecular machine

  • Affect of the plane of immanence

  • Artifact, affect and works of art

  • The relation to affect

  • References