Digital and Other Virtualities

Digital and Other Virtualities

Author: Antony Bryant

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215502340

Category: Art

Page: 302

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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. --
Categories: Art

Digital and Other Virtualities

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 ...

Author: Antony Bryant

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 1845115686

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 709

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Here There

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
 ...

Author: Kris Paulsen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262338257

Category: Art

Page: 264

View: 877

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.
Categories: Art

The Performing Subject in the Space of Technology

The Performing Subject in the Space of Technology

Hayles, N.K. (2000) 'The Condition of Virtuality', in P. Lunenfeld (ed.), Digital
Dialectic: New Essays on New Media. Cambridge, MA: MIT ... Bryant and G.
Pollock (eds), Digital and Other Virtualities: Renegotiating the Image. London: I.B.
Tauris.

Author: M. Causey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137438164

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 242

View: 504

This book reflects on the aftermath of shifts encountered in the maturing of digital culture in areas of critical theory and artistic practices, focusing on the awareness that contemporary subjectivity is one that dwells within both the virtual and the real.
Categories: Performing Arts

Active Media Technology

Active Media Technology

... Z.: Re-thinking Touch. In: Hauser, J. (ed.) Sk-interfaces: Exploding
BordersCreating Membranes in Art, Technology and Society, 1st edn. Liverpool
University and FACT, Liverpool (2008) 2. Bryant, A., Pollock, G.: Digital and Other
Virtualities: ...

Author: Runhe Huang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642352362

Category: Computers

Page: 671

View: 430

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Active Media Technology, AMT 2012, held in Macau, China, in December 2012. The 65 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on awareness multi-agent systems, data mining, ontology mining, web reasoning, social applications of active media, human-centered computing, personalization and adaptation, smart digital art and e-learning.
Categories: Computers

The Psychology of Digital Media at Work

The Psychology of Digital Media at Work

The more information value provided by digital media in use, the lower the
virtuality level of the team. ... often communicates in a time-displaced fashion as
team members overlook each other's draft, engage in several other tasks in
between, ...

Author: Daantje Derks

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135106980

Category: Psychology

Page: 186

View: 141

In many professions daily work life has become unthinkable without the use of a computer with access to the Internet. As technological innovations progress rapidly and new applications of interactional media are invented, organizational behaviour continues to change. The central theme of this book is how new media affect organizational behavior and employee well-being. A variety of topics are considered: applications of new media in both personnel psychology and organizational psychology tools to improve selection and assessment issues arising in the context of training, learning and career development the use of online games for education and recreation the impact of mobile devices on organizational life the implications of new forms of collaboration by means of virtual teams. The research documented in this volume consists of high quality, quantitative studies illustrated by lively practical examples. The combination of science and practice ensures that new insights supported by empirical studies are translated into practical implications. The book will be essential reading for researchers and students in organizational psychology and related disciplines.
Categories: Psychology

Digital Creativity

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
' .

Author: Colin Beardon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9026519397

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 249

View: 992

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

The Virtual

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.

Author: Rob Shields

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134460847

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

View: 924

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.
Categories: Philosophy

Learning in Metaverses Co Existing in Real Virtuality

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 ...

Author: Schlemmer, Eliane

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466663527

Category: Education

Page: 356

View: 697

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.
Categories: Education

Virtuality and the Art of Exhibition

Virtuality and the Art of Exhibition

... that what he sees in those paintings hanging next to each other are thoughts,
that those paintings are beautiful, but the canvas, the paint ... he primary objective
of this book has been directed at developing a conceptual framework for digitally-
informed creative production ... Over the course of its writing, my investigation of
virtuality has lead beyond it being approached as a limited technological issue.

Author: Vince Dziekan

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841504766

Category: Art

Page: 207

View: 923

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.
Categories: Art

The Digital Dialectic

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.

Author: Peter Lunenfeld

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262621371

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 298

View: 992

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."
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Material Virtualities

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 .

Author: Jenny Sundén

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111945973

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

View: 940

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Prefiguring Cyberculture

Prefiguring Cyberculture

Simulation processes, both cultural and digital, have occasioned a new logic of
appearances that dismantles the binary opposition anchoring our ... In other
words, virtuality is a new name for an ongoing crisis within representation. If
reality is ...

Author: Darren Tofts

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262701081

Category: Computers

Page: 328

View: 120

A multidisciplinary compilation of essays and other writings explores the antecedents of Internet technology in the works of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Mary Shelley, William Gibson, and others. (Technology)
Categories: Computers

Critical Digital Studies

Critical Digital Studies

and virtual experience in what might be the first experiment with the concept of an
Indigenous Theory of Virtuality. Virtuality, that is, envisioned as the recombinant
inversion of the codes of simulated-bodies and telepresent flesh ('mechanical ...

Author: Arthur Kroker

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442666719

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

View: 495

Since its initial publication, Critical Digital Studies has proven an indispensable guide to understanding digitally mediated culture. Bringing together the leading scholars in this growing field, internationally renowned scholars Arthur and Marilouise Kroker present an innovative and interdisciplinary survey of the relationship between humanity and technology. The reader offers a study of our digital future, a means of understanding the world with new analytic tools and means of communication that are defining the twenty-first century. The second edition includes new essays on the impact of social networking technologies and new media. A new section – “New Digital Media” – presents important, new articles on topics including hacktivism in the age of digital power and the relationship between gaming and capitalism. The extraordinary range and depth of the first edition has been maintained in this new edition. Critical Digital Studies will continue to provide the leading edge to readers wanting to understand the complex intersection of digital culture and human knowledge.
Categories: Social Science

Eva Hesse

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 .

Author: Vanessa Corby

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215497368

Category: Art

Page: 250

View: 922

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 --
Categories: Art

Auschwitz and Afterimages

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 ...

Author: Nicholas Chare

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: IND:30000127481178

Category: Art

Page: 194

View: 417

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.
Categories: Art

Bluebeard s Legacy

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 .

Author: Griselda Pollock

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: UOM:39015078786681

Category: Art

Page: 258

View: 825

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.
Categories: Art

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 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131374923

Category: Civilization, Western

Page:

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Categories: Civilization, Western

What Is an Image

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
 ...

Author: James Elkins

Publisher: Stone Art Theory Institutes

ISBN: UCR:31210024215483

Category: Art

Page: 296

View: 449

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.
Categories: Art

The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

My turn to dualisms as analytical trope reflects my appreciation for the place of
discreteness in the constitution of the digital, at its base a combination of 1s and
0s (Boellstorff 2012). Dualism ... It is in this spirit that I proffer the following
binarisms as points of entry for reconsidering virtuality. ... So often we are talking
past each other, one interlocutor discussing virtual AN AFTERWORD IN FOUR
BINARISMS.

Author: Mark Grimshaw

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199826162

Category: Computers

Page: 773

View: 626

The book is a compendium of thinking on virtuality and its relationship to reality from the perspective of a variety of philosophical and applied fields of study. Topics covered include presence, immersion, emotion, ethics, utopias and dystopias, image, sound, literature, AI, law, economics, medical and military applications, religion, and sex.
Categories: Computers