The world is something beyond a human centered universe. The window of our perception can only recognize a few signs of this universe, yet our imagination paired with out technology can bring forth a ghost of what an extended human perception can see, hear, an touch.
For the most part the twentieth century ideas were evolved around culture, text, and a human centered existence. The anti-realist philosophies of structuralism, post-structuralism, phenomenology, deconstruction have the examples of this type of thinking. But what if the reality is anything but being centered around the human presence and thoughts.
The notion of noumenal objects is nothing new. Acknowledging their existence outside our perception is only to perceive the ” nature of reality independently of [our] thought and of humanity”(Bryant, 3) This approach to reality is not about discovering the absolute rather it is about ’speculating’ the real. “The ongoing breach of the divide between human and machine, there is a growing sense that previous” human centered ideas are incapable of confronting our new state of being.( Byrant, 3)
Art can open a door to start the process of understanding this new way of being, it can help see what humanity prevented us to see, the reality of objects outside our naked unaltered perception. The question is how art can help us to see such a reality? I think one answer to this lies in bringing together art and digital media. This is what AR technology allows to see and explore, to understand what it means for objects to have noumenal presence.