Digital and Other Virtualities

Digital and Other Virtualities

Author: Antony Bryant

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN:

Page: 302

View: 778

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

Digital and Other Virtualities

Author: Antony Bryant

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 1845115686

Page: 302

View: 910

Debates about the cultural impact of digital, virtual and cybernetic technologies continue to rage, particularly across the arts where the impact of digital technology on forms such as photography and film have made it a matter of peculiar urgency. This is a formidable new collection which brings together truly stellar international commentators, thinkers, filmmakers and artists in dialogue with those at the forefront of thinking in the fields of informatics and communication studies. Moving beyond the use of existing theory to understand the impact of this brave new world and mindful, crucially, of the ethical and political questions posed by it, here are radical re-evaluations of the work of thinkers such as Foucault, Heidegger and C.S.Peirce. Here too are urgently needed critiques of claims made for new technologies; the everyday use of computers and our ignorance of the code "beneath the machine," and the effects of digitality on forms--such as photography and documentary--frequently considered to retain a unique relationship to reality and to the index.

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
 ...

Here There

Author: Kris Paulsen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262338254

Page: 264

View: 570

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.

Material Virtualities

... multimedia networks , and digital storytelling has turned the attention from
logics to poetics — but with a maintained ... technologies is in what way the
digital text is different from other text types , and how this difference can be
described .

Material Virtualities

Author: Jenny Sundén

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 225

View: 598

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.

Being and the Screen

... and proves Mathieu Triclot's point when he asks, “What cultural form, other
than video games, makes this possible? ... Virtuality: The Digital Phenomenon Is
a Simulation Although the first thinkers of the digital age wanted to give virtuality
a ...

Being and the Screen

Author: Stéphane Vial

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262043165

Page: 280

View: 341

How digital technology is profoundly renewing our sense of what is real and how we perceive. Digital technologies are not just tools; they are structures of perception. They determine the way in which the world appears to us. For nearly half a century, technology has provided us with perceptions coming from an unknown world. The digital beings that emerge from our screens and our interfaces disrupt the notion of what we experience as real, thereby leading us to relearn how to perceive. In Being and the Screen, Stéphane Vial provides a philosophical analysis of technology in general, and of digital technologies in particular, that relies on the observation of experience (phenomenology) and the history of technology (epistemology). He explains that technology is no longer separate from ourselves—if it ever was. Rather, we are as much a part of the machine as the machine is part of us. Vial argues that the so-called difference between the real and the virtual does not exist and never has. We are living in a hybrid environment—which is both digital and nondigital, online and offline. With this book, Vial endows philosophical meaning to what we experience daily in our digital age. In A Short Treatise on Design, Vialoffers a concise introduction to the discipline of design—not a history book, but a book built of philosophical problems, developing a theory of the effect of design. This book is published with the support of the University of Nîmes, France.

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: 201

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: 703

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: 791

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.

Digital Creativity

On the other hand , I would define : - ' virtuality ' as a complex of trends ,
tendencies , constraints , goals and forces ; actualisation ' as a creative problem
solving The paper contains a philosophical discussion of the concept of ' virtuality
' .

Digital Creativity

Author: Colin Beardon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9789026519390

Page: 249

View: 218

Presenting highlights from five years of the field journal Digital Creativity , this volume republishes twenty-seven contributions from international artists and scientists.

Crafting Textiles in the Digital Age

... “Tension, Time and Tenderness: Indexical Traces of Touch in Textiles,” in
Digital and Other Virtualities. New Encounters: Arts, Cultures, Concepts, ed.
Griselda Pollock (London: I.B.Tauris, 2010), 134–48. 6 Juhani Pallasmaa, The
Thinking ...

Crafting Textiles in the Digital Age

Author: Nithikul Nimkulrat

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474286208

Page: 240

View: 838

In an era of increasingly available digital resources, many textile designers and makers find themselves at an interesting juncture between traditional craft processes and newer digital technologies. Highly specialized craft/design practitioners may now elect to make use of digital processes in their work, but often choose not to abandon craft skills fundamental to their practice, and aim to balance the complex connection between craft and digital processes. The essays collected here consider this transition from the viewpoint of aesthetic opportunity arising in the textile designer's hands-on experimentation with material and digital technologies available in the present. Craft provides the foundations for thinking within the design and production of textiles, and as such may provide some clues in the transition to creative and thoughtful use of current and future digital technologies. Within the framework of current challenges relating to sustainable development, globalization, and economic constraints it is important to interrogate and question how we might go about using established and emerging technologies in textiles in a positive manner.

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
metamorphic ...

Virtualities

Author: Margaret Morse

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 266

View: 505

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.

The Virtual Window

10 the arrow in the other direction - away from the actual , toward the virtual . ...
As the above discussion illustrates , despite the assertions of those who equate
virtuality with the changes wrought by digital technology in the early 1990s , the ...

The Virtual Window

Author: Anne Friedberg

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 0262512505

Page: 357

View: 990

The author "examines the window as metaphor, as architectural component, and as an opening to the dematerialized reality framed on the screen, reminding us that how the world is framed is as important as what is in the frame." -- back cover.

Concentrationary Memories

Concentrationary Memories has, as its premise , the idea at the heart of Alain Resnais's film Night and Fog (1955) that the concentrationary plague unleashed on the world by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s is not simply confined to one ...

Concentrationary Memories

Author: Griselda Pollock

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786734435

Page: 336

View: 582

Concentrationary Memories has, as its premise , the idea at the heart of Alain Resnais's film Night and Fog (1955) that the concentrationary plague unleashed on the world by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s is not simply confined to one place and one time but is now a permanent presence shadowing modern life. It further suggests that memory (and, indeed art in general) must be invoked to show this haunting of the present by this menacing past so that we can read for the signs of terror and counter its deformation of the human. Through working with political and cultural theory on readings of film, art, photographic and literary practices, Concentrationary Memories analyses different cultural responses to concentrationary terror in different sites in the post-war period, ranging from Auschwitz to Argentina. These readings show how those involved in the cultural production of memories of the horror of totalitarianism sought to find forms, languages and image systems which could make sense of and resist the post-war condition in which, as Hannah Arendt famously stated 'everything is possible' and 'human beings as human beings become superfluous.' Authors include Nicholas Chare, Isabelle de le Court, Thomas Elsaesser, Benjamin Hannavy Cousen, Matthew John, Claire Launchbury, Sylvie Lindeperg, Laura Malosetti Costa, Griselda Pollock, Max Silverman, Glenn Sujo, Annette Wieviorka and John Wolfe Ackerman.

The Virtual

Why must everyone become a consumer of computer technology, of online
entertainment and of digital virtuality? Like it or ... weave the virtual worlds of the
Internet and other digital virtualities much more closely into family life than ever
before.

The Virtual

Author: Rob Shields

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134460848

Page: 264

View: 993

This book looks at the origins and the many contemporary meanings of the virtual. Rob Shields shows how the construction of virtual worlds has a long history. He examines the many forms of faith and hysteria that have surrounded computer technologies in recent years. Moving beyond the technologies themselves he shows how the virtual plays a role in our daily lives at every level. The virtual is also an essential concept needed to manage innovation and risk. It is real but not actual, ideal but not abstract. The virtual, he argues, has become one of the key organizing principles of contemporary society in the public realms of politics, business and consumption as well as in our private lives.

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: 412

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.

Learning in Metaverses Co Existing in Real Virtuality

Co-Existing in Real Virtuality Schlemmer, Eliane. 215. Chapter. 10. Digital. Virtual
. Communities. in. Metaverse. ABSTRACT This chapter discusses the process of
forming Digital Virtual Communities in the Metaverse. The authors present and ...

Learning in Metaverses  Co Existing in Real Virtuality

Author: Schlemmer, Eliane

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466663529

Page: 356

View: 798

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.

Old Mistresses

Has the feminist critique of Art History history yet effected real change? With a new preface by Griselda Pollock, this edition of a truly groundbreaking book offers a radical challenge to a women-free Art History.

Old Mistresses

Author: Rozsika Parker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350149187

Page: 256

View: 467

Why is everything that compromises greatness in art coded as 'feminine'? Has the feminist critique of Art History history yet effected real change? With a new preface by Griselda Pollock, this edition of a truly groundbreaking book offers a radical challenge to a women-free Art History. Parker and Pollock's critique of Art History's sexism leads to expanded, inclusive readings of the art of the past. They demonstrate how the changing historical social realities of gender relations and women artists' translation of gendered conditions into their works provide keys to novel understandings of why we might study the art of the past. They go further to show how such knowledge enables us to understand art by contemporary artists who are women and can contribute to the changing self-perception and creative work of artists today. In March 2020 Griselda Pollock was awarded the Holberg Prize in recognition of her outstanding contribution to research and her influence on thinking on gender, ideology, art and visual culture worldwide for over 40 years. Old Mistresses was her first major scholarly publication which has become a classic work of feminist art history.

Virtuality and the Art of Exhibition

The impact of digital processes has begun to transform art's exhibition complex
composed as it is from the interrelationship between artefact, gallery space and
museum. This book engages artistic production and its modes of exhibition under
 ...

Virtuality and the Art of Exhibition

Author: Vince Dziekan

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841504769

Page: 207

View: 275

Digital technologies are playing an instrumental role in transforming the contemporary museum today. This book has been designed around contextual studies - of the themes of virtuality and the art of exhibition, and topics relating to digital mediation, spatial practice, the multimedial museum and curatorial design - and exhibitions providing demonstrations of their practice-based application.

The Digital Dialectic

New Essays on New Media Peter Lunenfeld. The Condition of Virtuality N.
Katherine Hayles The Ornament of Grammar. Courtesy of Andre Kopra. IX.

The Digital Dialectic

Author: Peter Lunenfeld

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262621373

Page: 298

View: 162

Publisher description: "This text takes an interdisciplinary approach to visual and intellectual cultures as the computer recodes technologies, media and art forms. It includes contributions by scholars, artists and entrepreneurs who combine theoretical investigations with hands-on analysis of the possibilities (and limitations) of new technology. The key concept is the digital dialectic: a method to ground the insights of theory in the constraints of practice."

Digital Borderlands

26 Virtuality in Performance A cultural perspective on Internet media necessitates
an interpretative understanding of ... of “ otherness ” from reality , a " detachment
from actuality , ” an “ unreality as " semblance ” that resembles other things in ...

Digital Borderlands

Author: Kajsa Klein

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 196

View: 706

The Internet crosses established boundaries of previously separate fields of communication and research. In its wake, new borderlands are opened up - characterized by mixes of private and public, production and consumption, and play and politics. This book explores those borderlands and overviews key issues in the study of Internet culture. Digital Borderlands investigates four ways in which identities are shaped through interactive uses of the Internet - love relations, gendered bodies, girl webzines, and cosmopolitan sites all exemplify how new media transforms older forms of popular entertainment and political culture.