Aesthetics is not only, nor first and foremost, the sensation of the “consumer” of the work of art. It is also, and
more originally so, the set of sensations, more or less rich, of the artists themselves: it’s about a certain contact
with matter that is being transformed through work. One experiences something aesthetic when one is doing a
soldering or driving in a long screw

- Gilbert Simondon "On Techno-aesthetics"