Aesthetics, as it is understood
here, is essential about forms. It questions the forms and prerequisites by
which something is seen as being aesthetic. Media prerequisites, devices of
knowledge and societal references are of importance in this. Aesthetics
understood in this way recurs back to media theory, the history of art and
Thematically, we deal with three areas: 1) History and the theory of perception as well as of optical media; 2) Spatial theories and topological debates; 3) Relational structures of the sciences and the arts.