sensation, perception > how does it make us feel?
an object with aesthetic properties is an objects that makes something (a sensation? a feeling?) happen
poetry questions our approach to (natural/machine) language (through what? interactivity? sound? color? typography? …mental structures) literature is the aesthetic usage of written language (tresor de la langue francaise)
adorno - the form of the phonograph record: the artwork only holds “truth-content”, has fragments of true language once life has left it. it is, in a sense a threat to life/a judgment upon life.
ranciere: - tissu du sensible
linguistic -> language vs. poetics -> discourse
is about understanding coherence, about understanding structure, and understanding pre-existing patterns (if poetics are prototypes, aesthetics are instances, maybe interfaces). it “an internal theory of literature”, a conjuction of categories, but also a general direction from an author (not sure how that is different from the aesthetics?)
poetics will be called upon to elaborate a theory of description that will bring to light not only what all descriptions have in common but also what permits them to remain different (todorov) - but it must also provide instruments to identify such occurences of, here, a description
a poetics of beautiful code -> what is beautiful code? an aesthetics of beautiful code -> how is code beautiful?