Digital and Other Virtualities

In this transdisciplinary book, major artists, filmmakers, film theorists, philosophers, literary critics, information theorists and cultural analysts examine the twists and turns of the contesting terms of virtuality and indexicality in ...

Digital and Other Virtualities

Author: Antony Bryant

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN:

Page: 302

View: 593

From different domains of technologies and philosophy, the concept of virtuality is emerging as a major field for the rethinking of time, space, bodies, meanings and, significantly, the image. Digitalization and cyber-networking form one axis. If the virtual is being celebrated as heralding a radically new era, rich with new possibilities and futures hitherto unimagined through cybernetics, networking and digitalization, such claims are also being viewed with deep scepticism and countered by renewed interest in the groundedness and referentiality of the indexical. Because of digital virtualities in the production of images, the concept of the index becomes relevant precisely in a digital world, as relations between signs, objects, references and bodies become the focus of sometimes anguished and sometimes enthralled critical rethinking. --

Digital and Other Virtualities

In this transdisciplinary book, major artists, filmmakers, film theorists, philosophers, literary critics, information theorists and cultural analysts examine the twists and turns of the contesting terms of virtuality and indexicality in ...

Digital and Other Virtualities

Author: Antony Bryant

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 9781845115685

Page: 320

View: 698

If virtuality is being celebrated as heralding a radically new era, rich with new possibilities and futures hitherto unimagined through cybernetics, networking and digitalizaton, such claims are also being viewed with deep scepticism and countered by renewed interest in the groundedness and referentiality of the concept of the index. In this transdisciplinary book, major artists, filmmakers, film theorists, philosophers, literary critics, information theorists and cultural analysts examine the twists and turns of the contesting terms of virtuality and indexicality in contemporary cultural theory in relation to history, trauma, sexuality, textuality, anxiety, simulated lives, code, digital cinema, science fiction, and contemporary art. Antony Bryant, Juli Carson, N. Katherine Hayles, Anna Johnson, Mary Kelly, Brian Massumi, Claire Pajaczkowska, Griselda Pollock, Adrian Rifkin, Martha Rosler, Alison Rowley, Trinh T. Minha, Samuel Weber, and Paul Willemen, draw on concrete practices, ranging from film, video and chatrooms to airport spaces, conceptual art and textiles, to offer critically engaged, sometimes sceptical, analyses of contemporary image worlds in the light of a continuing allegiance to grounded histories and critical practice.

Here There

In Digital and Other Virtualities, Antony Bryant and Griselda Pollock explain the
relation between the indexical and the digital by saying it is no longer a question
of “truth” with digital technology, as it was with indexical analog media, but rather
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Here There

Author: Kris Paulsen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262338254

Page: 264

View: 276

An examination of telepresence technologies through the lens of contemporary artistic experiments, from early video art through current “drone vision” works. "Telepresence” allows us to feel present—through vision, hearing, and even touch—at a remote location by means of real-time communication technology. Networked devices such as video cameras and telerobots extend our corporeal agency into distant spaces. In Here/There, Kris Paulsen examines telepresence technologies through the lens of contemporary artistic experiments, from early video art through current “drone vision” works. Paulsen traces an arc of increasing interactivity, as video screens became spaces for communication and physical, tactile intervention. She explores the work of artists who took up these technological tools and questioned the aesthetic, social, and ethical stakes of media that allow us to manipulate and affect far-off environments and other people—to touch, metaphorically and literally, those who cannot touch us back. Paulsen examines 1970s video artworks by Vito Acconci and Joan Jonas, live satellite performance projects by Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz, and CCTV installations by Chris Burden. These early works, she argues, can help us make sense of the expansion of our senses by technologies that privilege real time over real space and model strategies for engagement and interaction with mediated others. They establish a political, aesthetic, and technological history for later works using cable TV infrastructures and the World Wide Web, including telerobotic works by Ken Goldberg and Wafaa Bilal and artworks about military drones by Trevor Paglen, Omar Fast, Hito Steyerl, and others. These works become a meeting place for here and there.

Learning in Metaverses Co Existing in Real Virtuality

3D digital virtual worlds do not exist, nor are they pre-existing, they are
constructed according to their e-inhabitants interaction and constructions, in the
recursive relation with the other through their ontogeny. In this way, we are in the
 ...

Learning in Metaverses  Co Existing in Real Virtuality

Author: Schlemmer, Eliane

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466663529

Page: 356

View: 413

The potential of virtual world technologies to improve teaching and learning has been recognized in recent years, creating new possibilities for teaching and learning processes, with virtual environments impacting the achievement of student learning and collaboration. Learning in Metaverses: Co-Existing in Real Virtuality discusses a better way to understand this new learning universe, exploring the possibilities of new social organization through the use of avatars in virtual worlds. Examining platforms such as Web 3D, metaverse, MDV3D, ECODI, hybrid living and sharing spaces, gamification, alternate reality, mingled reality, and augmented reality to evaluate the possibilities for their implementation in education, this reference book will be of use to academics, educators, students, researchers, gamers, and professionals.

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality

In addition to the issues directly related to the new music economy, there are also
other reasons micro labels such as Ektro Records—although deeply rooted in
virtual music culture—eschew digital distribution. The focus of the label remains ...

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality

Author: Sheila Whiteley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199321280

Page: 679

View: 525

This work, edited by Sheila Whiteley and Shara Rambarran, brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars who address issues such as artistic agency, the relationship between reality and illusion or simulation, and the construction of musical personae, subjectivities, and identities in a virtual world.

Eva Hesse

Griselda Pollock and Victoria Anderson , 2009 Digital and Other Virtualities :
Renegotiating the Image ed . Antony Bryant and Griselda Pollock , 2010
Forthcoming The Visual Politics of Psychoanalysis : Art in a Post - Traumatic Era
ed .

Eva Hesse

Author: Vanessa Corby

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN:

Page: 250

View: 888

In the ten years between 1960 and 1970, German-born American artist Eva Hesse produced one of the most compelling art practices of the twentieth century. Her death in 1970 has been a profound loss for contemporary art but the creative legacies of her practice continue to impact upon today's artists. In this book, Vanessa Corby presents a fascinating new analysis that starts from the position of a painter, the book develops a novel art historical method to consider the manner in which artistic protocols and processes negotiate and transform culturally mediated historical experience. Hesse's encounters with the work of Rico Lebrun, the growing cultural significance of The Diary of Anne Frank, and the capture and trial of Adolf Eichmann are each situated in relation to the artist's processes of picturing in order to supplement and shift current understanding of Hesse's art practice. Corby aims to show that the artist's work emerged in parallel with the recognition of the event now --

Auschwitz and Afterimages

... Griselda Pollock and Victoria Turvey Sauron Bluebeard's Legacy : Death and
Secrets from Bartok to Hitchcock Edited by Griselda Pollock and Victoria
Anderson Digital and Other Virtualities : Renegotiating the Image Edited by
Antony Bryant ...

Auschwitz and Afterimages

Author: Nicholas Chare

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN:

Page: 194

View: 553

In 1980, Julia Kristeva's essay on abjection, Pouvoirs de l'horreur, was first published in France and subsequently translated into English as Powers of horror. Nicholas Chare's book provides a critical and careful reassessment of Kristeva's often misunderstood writings on the abject and a crucial appraisal of the value the concept abjection holds for the study of the witnessing and representation of the Holocaust.

Bluebeard s Legacy

Griselda Pollock and Victoria Turvey Sauron , 2007 Bluebeard's Legacy : Death
and Secrets from Bartók to Hitchcock ed . Griselda Pollock and Victoria Anderson
, 2009 Forthcoming Digital and Other Virtualities : Renegotiating the Image ed .

Bluebeard s Legacy

Author: Griselda Pollock

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN:

Page: 258

View: 707

The tale of the serial wife-murderer Bluebeard, his defiant, and surviving, final wife, a bloodied key and a secret chamber of horrors, has fascinated writers, composers, artists and film-makers throughout modern times. It is a unique story that dares to disclose and explore masculine violence: the homme fatal. This transdisciplinary book explores the deep appeal of the Bluebeard story for twentieth-century culture. Its major focus is how the modernist imagination used the elements of Bluebearda??s tale to explore masculinitya??s anxieties in the face of the emerging demands of women for redefinition and sexual equality: anxieties also of ethnic and cultural difference, and fundamental disquiet about sexuality, pathology and violence in the masculine. With chapters by Maria Tatar, Elisabeth Bronfen, Mererid Puw Davies, Ian Christie, David Cooper, Michael Hiltbrunner and the editors, the volume undertakes cultural, contextual and musicological analyses of Bartoka??s opera 'Duke Bluebearda??s Castle', tracing Bluebearda??s evolution from Perrault in the seventeenth century to the cinematic hommes fatals of Melies, Fritz Lang and Hitchcock. The result is an intriguing kaleidoscope of sexuality, curiosity, violence and death.

In A. Bryant & G. Pollock ( Eds . ) , Digital and other virtualities : Renegotiating the
image ( pp . 217-236 ) . London : I. B. Tauris . Lacan dot com . ( n.d. ) .
Bibliographies : Jacques Lacan . Retrieved from http://www.lacan.com/
bibliography.htm ...

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What Is an Image

... in Digital and Other Virtualities : Renegotiating the Image , edited by Anthony
Bryant and Griselda Pollock ( 2010 ) . KLAUS SACHS - HOMBACH teaches and
works at the Department of Pedagogy and Philosophy at the Technical University
 ...

What Is an Image

Author: James Elkins

Publisher: Stone Art Theory Institutes

ISBN:

Page: 296

View: 894

Brings together historians, philosophers, critics, postcolonial theorists, and curators to ask how images, pictures, and paintings are conceptualized. Issues discussed include concepts such as "image" and "picture" in and outside the West; semiotics; whether images are products of discourse; religious meanings; and the ethics of viewing.

Suicide Bombers

In the digital field , the real becomes a more complex virtuality that is infinitely
malleable . ... The only things that exist are the vague contours of a plurality of
possible forms , each of which can be regarded as a transformation of the other .

Suicide Bombers

Author: Farhad Khosrokhavar

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN:

Page: 258

View: 423

In the West, the suicide bomber has become a familiar image in newspapers and on television. In Palestine, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and elsewhere, the results of suicide bombing have been devastating. What drives young men and women to become suicide bombers? This is not a question that is often addressed. This remarkable book provides some of the answers, and explores how the suicide bomber relates to the concept of the martyr in fundamentalist Islam. Farhad Khosrokhavar contrasts it with the idea of the martyr in Christianity. Most importantly, he offers a clear insight into the different ways in which the concept is viewed within Islam, including divisions within Islamic fundamentalist groups, which change according to the political situation of the country in which they are based.Drawing on extensive interviews with jailed Islamist militants, Farhad Khosrokhavar examines differing attitudes towards the 'sacred death' in various Islamic countries, including Iran, Palestine, Lebanon and Egypt. He also investigates transnational networks such as Al-Qaeda, offering portraits of various prisoners who belong to the group.Farhad Khosrokhavar distinguishes between two types of martyr: those from the developing world, who are excluded from what modernity has to offer; and the minority who live at the heart of the Western world – a mainly middle-class diaspora from the Middle East and the Maghreb who are at ease with several cultural codes, but whose experience of the West is still marked by racism and discrimination.

Virtualities

On the other hand , graphic tropes of motion — words on the movemay be on the
wane , supplanted by digital tropes that challenge the very notion of movement
as a means of passage , in favor of an even more dreamlike world of ...

Virtualities

Author: Margaret Morse

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 266

View: 236

In Virtualities, Margaret Morse focuses on the interactions that people have with machines and images. Morse contends that such interactions, far from being liberating, actually cloak an impoverished public sphere by idealising impersonal relations.

Hello World

'Hello World' is the story of a life online. Part travelogue, part memoir, Sue Thomas draws on her online travels as well as her physical journeys in the USA, Australia, Spain and England.

Hello World

Author: Sue Thomas

Publisher: Sue Thomas

ISBN: 0953658562

Page: 270

View: 256

'Hello World' is the story of a life online. Part travelogue, part memoir, Sue Thomas draws on her online travels as well as her physical journeys in the USA, Australia, Spain and England. While the book is non-fiction, it is a direct descendent of 'Correspondence', Thomas’ extraordinary novel that also deals with the synergies between digital and physical worlds. Like its fictional counterpart, Hello World will trigger feelings in readers of recognition and will stimulate debate on the nature of the physical in a wired world for years to come. First published in 2004. 'This is a book about a love affair. It's also a meditation on a phenomenon that has changed not just our lives but our perceptions of ourselves.' The Independent. '...an essential tour guide to the poetics of time, space and gender in the Information Age. This book is quite simply a Baedeker to the cyber-realm.' Carolyn Guertin. '...engagingly and warmly written, 'Hello World' combines first-person meditations with a wealth of information. Highly recommended for first-time users and those who want to try dipping their toes into the cyberwaters.' N. Katherine Hayles. '...embracing digital media for its freedom and life beyond the physical page, her writings fuse the surfaces, textures, histories and interactions of our bodies and minds.' Robin Rimbaud / Scanner. 'Sue Thomas is one of the most innovation thinkers, promoters and facilitators on the web.' Stelarc. '...anyone who feels both seduced and appalled by the complexities of embedded technology will empathise with this account of the personal highs and lows of an intimate relationship with technology.' Jenny Wolmark. 'Speaking with ease and authority, earned through years of immersive investigation, Sue Thomas critiques virtuality in a manner which makes this book accessible to those who are new to the networked world, as well as a must-read for those already there.' Melinda Rackham. 'Hello World is fascinating, almost hypnotic. Thomas travels all over the physical world, and all over the virtual world, visiting sights and sites of intrinsic and historical interest. She describes what she sees, tells us how the experience affects her, and recounts how past travelers have marked these conceptual landscapes. Thomas invokes Thoreau throughout the book, and the comparison is apt: As Thoreau's observations of the activity around Walden Pond always told us as much about him as they did about the nature he studied, so, too, Thomas's observations reveal much about herself. The intensity of her love for cyberspace is manifest in her attentiveness to the detail of each virtual experience.' Tekka. 'Thomas offers a way of being in the world that refuses hierarchies and primacies and offers us a model of an engaged and creative practice that is both virtual and real.' RealTime. 'As a mix it's intense and entrancing, and it demonstrates the ease with which computers, electronic communications, and lives all intertwine beyond the home.' Alan Sondheim. Originally published in paperback by Raw Nerve Books. Web Supplement http://travelsinvirtuality.typepad.com/helloworld/

Exploring Virtuality Within and Beyond Organizations

is nothing other than the virtual ; theoretical mathematics or metalogic , for
instance , which examine questions of the virtual ... Virtuality , then , must be
mediated by something such as our minds , or digital or analog systems ,
because while we ...

Exploring Virtuality Within and Beyond Organizations

Author: Niki Panteli

Publisher: Technology, Work and Globaliza

ISBN:

Page: 294

View: 846

As technology and social practices change we have more opportunity to experience different forms of virtuality, and in the process our conception of virtuality changes. This volume applies the concept of virtuality to the business world.

Material Virtualities

In Material Virtualities, Jenny Sundén explores the rarely acknowledged borderland between typists and textual bodies, speaking and writing, and physicality and imagination in online encounters.

Material Virtualities

Author: Jenny Sundén

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 225

View: 342

What does it mean to be embodied online? What are the conditions of cybersubjectivity? In Material Virtualities, Jenny Sundén explores the rarely acknowledged borderland between typists and textual bodies, speaking and writing, and physicality and imagination in online encounters. Through careful ethnographic investigations of a text-based virtual world called WaterMOO, Sundén shows how texts, bodies, and machines are linked together in ways that demand a new understanding of the writing subject. Drawing on contemporary feminist and queer theory, she questions the opposition between disembodied, high-tech masculinity and embodied, earth-bound femininity, insisting on the need for a radical materialization of cybercultural studies that discloses the «virtual» as itself embodied.

Digital Real

4-0 ( 1993 ) Although I already knew that every step taken in virtual space would
eventually echo in ordinary space , I was driven to explore " deep virtuality " -
those aspects of virtuality that were inherently inaccessible in any other way .
Higher ...

Digital Real

Author: PETER ZELLNER

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN:

Page: 272

View: 655

At last architects have discovered the free form shape - multiple curved surfaces, which do not exist in Cartesian geometry. What has long been usual in product design is now being adopted in architecture, these shapes are being generated by special software, and then they are subsequently built. Some young and innovative architectural firms have seized the opportunity to expand the boundaries of architectural space, showing a willingness to experiment with the new technology, and these young architects, or blobmeister as Wes Jones rather negatively called them, are now moving on to built examples. In this book, 11 examples from Europe, the USA and Japan are presented, showing that far from being out of touch with reality, cyber-architects do transform their dreams into actual buildings, thus concluding the endless alternatives and possibilities implicit in every design. For it is only built architecture which shows true mastery. This volume extensively documents the complex design process, from the digital conception of the designs, the creation of models, to the final photographs of the building sites and the finished structures. Thematic essays give the reader an insight into the history of the digital scene, assessing its influence on architectural culture to date and evaluating its future potential. The accompanying CD-Rom shows dynamic animations.

Digital Religion Social Media and Culture

more about dreams of one's own expansion into the internet , I suggest , than of
real virtuality . Dreams ... An avatar is a virtual entity that you control , and use to
interact with other virtual entities in this computer - shaped environment . • Virtual
 ...

Digital Religion  Social Media  and Culture

Author: Pauline Hope Cheong

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 326

View: 156

This anthology - the first of its kind in eight years - collects some of the best and most current research and reflection on the complex interactions between religion and computer-mediated communication (CMC). The contributions cohere around the central question: how will core religious understandings of identity, community and authority shape and be (re)shaped by the communicative possibilities of Web 2.0? The authors gathered here address these questions in three distinct ways: through contemporary empirical research on how diverse traditions across the globe seek to take up the technologies and affordances of contemporary CMC; through investigations that place these contemporary developments in larger historical and theological contexts; and through careful reflection on the theoretical dimensions of research on religion and CMC. In their introductory and concluding essays, the editors uncover and articulate the larger intersections and patterns suggested by individual chapters, including trajectories for future research.

Realizing Virtuality

People connect digitally through social media, fusing their relationships with meaning in a non-space of relational potential--a translucent and fluctuating enclave where the self becomes elastic.

Realizing Virtuality

Author: Nicholas Andrew Riggs

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 767

People connect digitally through social media, fusing their relationships with meaning in a non-space of relational potential--a translucent and fluctuating enclave where the self becomes elastic. This thesis explores how I have formed bonds in virtual space through ritual interaction. Looking at the ways I learned to use technology through the progression of a close personal relationship, I suggest that social media use is a performance of identity--a virtuality that exposes how people negotiate the digital enclosure of contemporary society. My story is one of digital nativity and reclaiming love through virtual performance. I show how these performances have had a profound impact on my understanding of self-in-relation-to-other. Finally, I put forth a theory of Real Virtuality, suggesting that virtual reality has escaped the confines of the machine. Thus, digital conversations penetrate offline social situations in ways that have stirring consequences for people in the digital age.

Did Someone Say Participate

Note that the definition plays off a duality - materiality on the one hand ,
information on the other . ... Katherine N. Hayles , ' The Condition of Virtuality in
The Digital Dialectic : New Essays on New Media ( Cambridge , MA : MIT Press ,
2000 ) ...

Did Someone Say Participate

Author: Markus Miessen

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN:

Page: 331

View: 457

A report from the front lines of cultural activism that looks at spatial practitioners who actively trespass into neighboring or alien fields of knowledge.