Digital and Other Virtualities

Digital and Other Virtualities

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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

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ISBN: 0755696611

Category: Computer art

Page: 302

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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, and more.
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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. --
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Human Virtuality and Digital Life

Human Virtuality and Digital Life

... real 3 A contemporary phenomenology of digital hyperreality The hyperrealization of meaning: Limits, addiction, ... 4 The re-emergence of virtuality in adolescence 5 Digital adolescence 7 Virtuality and the other Prelude 1 Digital ...

Author: Richard Frankel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351379717

Category: Philosophy

Page: 314

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This book is a psychoanalytic and philosophical exploration of how the digital is transforming our perception of the world and our understanding of ourselves. Drawing on examples from everyday life, myth, and popular culture, this book argues that virtual reality is only the latest instantiation of the phenomenon of the virtual, which is intrinsic to human being. It illuminates what is at stake in our understanding of the relationship between the virtual and the real, showing how our present technologies both enhance and diminish our psychological lives. The authors claim that technology is a pharmakon - at the same time both a remedy and a poison - and in their writing exemplify a method that overcomes the polarization that compels us to regard it either as a liberating force or a dangerous threat in human life. The digital revolution challenges us to reckon with the implications of what is being called our posthuman condition, leaving behind our modern conception of the world as constituted by atemporal essences and reconceiving it instead as one of processes and change. The book’s postscript considers the sudden plunge into the virtual effected by the 2020 global pandemic. Accessible and wide-reaching, this book will appeal not only to psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, and philosophers, but anyone interested in the ways virtuality and the digital are transforming our contemporary lives.
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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 ...

Author: Kris Paulsen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262338257

Category: Art

Page: 264

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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.
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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 Press. ... Bryant and G. Pollock (eds), Digital and Other Virtualities: Renegotiating the Image.

Author: M. Causey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137438164

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 242

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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

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: Renegotiating ...

Author: Runhe Huang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642352362

Category: Computers

Page: 671

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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.
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Sexual Futures Queer Gestures and Other Latina Longings

Sexual Futures  Queer Gestures  and Other Latina Longings

In Digital and Other Virtualities: Renegotiating the Image, ed. Antony Bryant and Griselda Pollock, 111–33. London: I. B. Tauris, 2010. United States v. Williams, 553 U.S. 285 (2008). Vance, Carole S., ed. Pleasure and Danger: Exploring ...

Author: Juana María Rodríguez

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814762721

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Winner of the Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize presented by the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association Finalist for the 2015 LGBT Studies Award presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures and Other Latina Longings proposes a theory of sexual politics that works in the interstices between radical queer desires and the urgency of transforming public policy, between utopian longings and everyday failures. Considering the ways in which bodily movement is assigned cultural meaning, Juana María Rodríguez takes the stereotypes of the hyperbolically gestural queer Latina femme body as a starting point from which to discuss how gestures and forms of embodiment inform sexual pleasures and practices in the social realm. Centered on the sexuality of racialized queer female subjects, the book’s varied archive—which includes burlesque border crossings, daddy play, pornography, sodomy laws, and sovereignty claims—seeks to bring to the fore alternative sexual practices and machinations that exist outside the sightlines of mainstream cosmopolitan gay male culture. Situating articulations of sexual subjectivity between the interpretive poles of law and performance, Rodríguez argues that forms of agency continually mediate among these various structures of legibility—the rigid confines of the law and the imaginative possibilities of the performative. She reads the strategies of Puerto Rican activists working toward self-determination alongside sexual performances on stage, in commercial pornography, in multi-media installations, on the dance floor, and in the bedroom. Rodríguez examines not only how projections of racialized sex erupt onto various discursive mediums but also how the confluence of racial and gendered anxieties seeps into the gestures and utterances of sexual acts, kinship structures, and activist practices. Ultimately, Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings reveals ­—in lyrical style and explicit detail­—how sex has been deployed in contemporary queer communities in order to radically reconceptualize sexual politics.
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The Virtual

The Virtual

The changing role of technicians ' and support workers ' careers to digital and other virtualities . Changing skills in the trades and professions . • The experience of work at a distance with digital virtualities and in virtual teams .

Author: Rob Shields

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415281806

Category: Philosophy

Page: 246

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Rob Shields looks at the origins and the many contemporary meanings of the virtual as a concept. He shows how the construction of virtual worlds has a long history and examines the faith and hysteria that have surrounded computer technology.
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Digital Draw Connections

Digital Draw Connections

Other studies highlight the uncertainty involved in the digital design process. Some view conceptual design as the environment in which to create other possibilities or virtualities. Marenko [26] refers to chance and uncertainty in ...

Author: Fabio Bianconi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030597436

Category: Science

Page: 1128

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This book stems from the seminal work of Robert Venturi and aims at re-projecting it in the current cultural debate by extending it to the scale of landscape and placing it in connection with representative issues. It brings out the transdisciplinary synthesis of a necessarily interdisciplinary approach to the theme, aimed at creating new models which are able to represent the complexity of a contradictory reality and to redefine the centrality of human dimension. As such, the volume gathers multiple experiences developed in different geographical areas, which come into connection with the role of representation. Composed of 43 chapters written by 81 authors from around the world, with an introduction by Jim Venturi and Cezar Nicolescu, the volume is divided into two parts, the first one more theoretical and the other one which showcases real-world applications, although there is never a total split between criticism and operational experimentation of research.
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Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

For instance, Digital and Other Virtualities: Renegotiating the Image (2010), edited by Griselda Pollock and Antony Bryant, presents a thorough overview of the symbolic aspects of the virtual within visual culture.

Author: Melanie Chan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628921472

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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The idea of virtual realities has a long and complex historical trajectory, spanning from Plato's concept of the cave and the simulacrum, to artistic styles such as Trompe L'oeil, and more recently developments in 3D film, television and gaming. However, this book will pay particular attention to the time between the 1980s to the 1990s when virtual reality and cyberspace were represented, particularly in fiction, as a wondrous technology that enabled transcendence from the limitations of physical embodiment. The purpose of this critical historical analysis of representations of virtual reality is to examine how they might deny, repress or overlook embodied experience. Specifically, the author will contend that embodiment is a fundamental aspect of immersion in virtual reality, rather than something which is to be transcended. In this way, the book aims to challenge distorted ideas about transcendence and productively contribute to debates about embodiment and technology.
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Fast Forward

Fast Forward

... Antony and Griselda Pollock (2010) Digital and Other Virtualities: Renegotiating the Image. New Encounters. London: I. B. Tauris. Buchloh, Benjamin, Lynne Cooke and John Rajchman (2002) 'New York: Cultural Conditions', in Annette W.

Author: Holly Willis

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231850971

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Cinema, the primary vehicle for storytelling in the twentieth century, is being reconfigured by new media in the twenty-first. Terms such as "worldbuilding," "virtual reality," and "transmedia" introduce new methods for constructing a screenplay and experiencing and sharing a story. Similarly, 3D cinematography, hypercinema, and visual effects require different modes for composing an image, and virtual technology, motion capture, and previsualization completely rearrange the traditional flow of cinematic production. What does this mean for telling stories? Fast Forward answers this question by investigating a full range of contemporary creative practices dedicated to the future of mediated storytelling and by connecting with a new generation of filmmakers, screenwriters, technologists, media artists, and designers to discover how they work now, and toward what end. From Chris Milk and Aaron Koblin's exploration of VR spherical filmmaking to Rebeca Méndez's projection and installation work exploring climate change to the richly mediated interactive live performances of the collective Cloud Eye Control, this volume captures a moment of creative evolution and sets the stage for imagining the future of the cinematic arts.
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Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Culture

Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Culture

Samuel Weber, “A Virtual Indication,” in Digital and Other Virtualities: Renegotiating the Image, ed. Antony Bryant and Griselda Pollock (London and New York: I. B. Tauris, 2010), 63–78. 15. Ibid., 67. 16. Ibid., 72–5. 17.

Author: Lewis Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136747083

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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This volume offers a varied and informed series of approaches to questions of mobility—actual, social, virtual, and imaginary—as related to visual culture. Contributors address these questions in light of important contemporary issues such as migration; globalization; trans-nationality and trans-cultural difference; art, space and place; new media; fantasy and identity; and the movement across and the transgression of the proprieties of boundaries and borders. The book invites the reader to read across the collection, noting differences or making connections between media and forms and between audiences, critical traditions and practitioners, with a view to developing a more informed understanding of visual culture and its modalities of mobility and fantasy as encouraged by dominant, emergent, and radical forms of visual practice.
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Altered Pasts

Altered Pasts

Digital and Other Virtualities: Renegotiating the Image. London and New York: I. B. Tauris, 2010. Butler, Judith. Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of “Sex.” London: Routledge, 1993.Buzzi, Gabriele.

Author: Richard J. Evans

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

ISBN: 9781611685398

Category: History

Page: 176

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A bullet misses its target in Sarajevo, a would-be Austrian painter gets into the Viennese academy, Lord Halifax becomes British prime minister in 1940 instead of Churchill: seemingly minor twists of fate on which world-shaking events might have hinged. Alternative history has long been the stuff of parlor games, war-gaming, and science fiction, but over the past few decades it has become a popular stomping ground for serious historians. The historian Richard J. Evans now turns a critical, slightly jaundiced eye on a subject typically the purview of armchair historians. The book's main concern is examining the intellectual fallout from historical counterfactuals, which the author defines as "alternative versions of the past in which one alteration in the timeline leads to a different outcome from the one we know actually occurred." What if Britain had stood at the sidelines during the First World War? What if the Wehrmacht had taken Moscow? The author offers an engaging and insightful introduction to the genre, while discussing the reasons for its revival in popularity, the role of historical determinism, and the often hidden agendas of the counterfactual historian. Most important, Evans takes counterfactual history seriously, looking at the insights, pitfalls, and intellectual implications of changing one thread in the weave of history. A wonderful critical introduction to an often-overlooked genre for scholars and casual readers of history alike.
Categories: History

A Violent Embrace

A Violent Embrace

Digital and Other Virtualities: Renegotiating the Image. London and New York: I. B. Tauris, 2010. Butler, Judith. Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of “Sex.” London: Routledge, 1993.Buzzi, Gabriele.

Author: renée c. hoogland

Publisher: Dartmouth College Press

ISBN: 9781611684926

Category: Art

Page: 248

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Instead of asking questions about the symbolic meaning or underlying "truth" of a work of art, renée c. hoogland is concerned with the actual "work" that it does in the world (whether intentionally or not). Why do we find ourselves in tears in front of an abstract painting? Why do some cartoons of the prophet Muhammad generate worldwide political outrage? What, in other words, is the compelling force of visual images, even—or especially—if they are nonfigurative, repulsive, or downright "ugly"? Rather than describing, analyzing, and interpreting artworks, hoogland approaches art as an event that obtains on the level of actualization, presenting "retellings" of specific artistic events in the light of recent interventions in aesthetic theory, and proposing to conceive of the aesthetic encounter as a potentially disruptive, if not violent, force field with material, political, and practical consequences.
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The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality

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.

Author: Sheila Whiteley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199321285

Category: Music

Page: 679

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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.
Categories: Music

Learning in Metaverses Co Existing in Real Virtuality

Learning in Metaverses  Co Existing in Real Virtuality

Through the avatar he interacts in 3D digital virtual worlds and with the other subjects, also represented by avatars, by the combination of textual, oral, gestural and graphic languages, configuring a social presence, favoring a higher ...

Author: Schlemmer, Eliane

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466663527

Category: Education

Page: 356

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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

Matrixial Subjectivity Aesthetics Ethics Volume 1 1990 2000

Matrixial Subjectivity  Aesthetics  Ethics  Volume 1  1990 2000

Digital and Other Virtualities: Renegotiating the Image (London: I.B. Tauris), 217–36. Jones, Ernest (1927). 'The Early Development of Female Sexuality', International Journal of Psycho-Analysis 8, 459–72. Kinsella, Tina (2011).

Author: Bracha L. Ettinger

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9781137345165

Category: Psychology

Page: 485

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This book is the first of two volumes that, together, present for the first time a comprehensive collection of three decades of the theoretical writings of artist and theorist Bracha L Ettinger. Edited and introduced by Griselda Pollock they provide a systematic anthology of Ettinger’s path-breaking and influential concept of Matrixial subjectivity-as-encounter and jointness-in-difference, and chart her radical intervention in aesthetics, ethics and theories of subjectivity far beyond classical feminist and current gender/queer theory. This first volume includes the writings in which Ettinger elaborates her original concepts of Matrixial space-time and metramorphosis, fascinance, wit(h)nessing, resonance, transcryptum, com-passion, self-fragilization and resistance, co-emergence and copoiesis transform theories of the subject, Eros, alliance and love, sexual difference, alterity, relationality, trauma and violence. Her critical dialogue with theorists including Levinas, Lacan, Lyotard and Deleuze & Guattari, Butler, Cavarero and Irigaray is evident here. A leading authority on Matrixial theory, Griselda Pollock provides explanatory prefaces to each chapter and a lengthy introduction that situates Ettinger’s work in relation to socio-psychoanalytical theory and practice and current social and philosophical debates. Ettinger’s interlacing of psychoanalysis, ethics, and aesthetics can be seen here to address some of the deepest challenges of our social, cultural and political existence today.
Categories: Psychology

An Aesthesia of Networks

An Aesthesia of Networks

In Digital and Other virtualities: Renegotiating the Image, ed. Griselda Pollock and Antony Bryant, 79-92. London: I. B. Taurus. Massumi, Brian. 2009. "Technical Mentality Revisited: Brian Massumi on Gilbert Simondon.

Author: Anna Munster

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262313513

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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The experience of networks as the immediate sensing of relations between humans and nonhuman technical elements in assemblages such as viral media and databases. Today almost every aspect of life for which data exists can be rendered as a network. Financial data, social networks, biological ecologies: all are visualized in links and nodes, lines connecting dots. A network visualization of a corporate infrastructure could look remarkably similar to that of a terrorist organization. In An Aesthesia of Networks, Anna Munster argues that this uniformity has flattened our experience of networks as active and relational processes and assemblages. She counters the “network anaesthesia” that results from this pervasive mimesis by reinserting the question of experience, or aesthesia, into networked culture and aesthetics. Rather than asking how humans experience computers and networks, Munster asks how networks experience—what operations they perform and undergo to change and produce new forms of experience. Drawing on William James's radical empiricism, she asserts that networked experience is assembled first and foremost through relations, which make up its most immediately sensed and perceived aspect. Munster critically considers a range of contemporary artistic and cultural practices that engage with network technologies and techniques, including databases and data mining, the domination of search in online activity, and the proliferation of viral media through YouTube. These practices—from artists who “undermine” data to musicians and VJs who use intranetworked audio and video software environments—are concerned with the relationality at the core of today's network experience.
Categories: Social Science

The Handbook of Textile Culture

The Handbook of Textile Culture

Book Section, Tension, Time and Tenderness: Indexical Traces of Touch in Textiles In: Digital and Other Virtualities. New Encounters: Arts, Cultures, Concepts. I.B. Tauris, London and New York: 134–148. 37.Cixous, Hélène. 1991.

Author: Janis Jefferies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474275781

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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In recent years, the study of textiles and culture has become a dynamic field of scholarship, reflecting new global, material and technological possibilities. This is the first handbook of specially commissioned essays to provide a guide to the major strands of critical work around textiles past and present and to draw upon the work of artists and designers as well as researchers in textiles studies. The handbook offers an authoritative and wide-ranging guide to the topics, issues, and questions that are central to the study of textiles today: it examines how material practices reflect cross-cultural influences; it explores textiles' relationships to history, memory, place, and social and technological change; and considers their influence on fashion and design, sustainable production, craft, architecture, curation and contemporary textile art practice. This illustrated volume will be essential reading for students and scholars involved in research on textiles and related subjects such as dress, costume and fashion, feminism and gender, art and design, and cultural history. Cover image: Anne Wilson, To Cross (Walking New York), 2014. Site-specific performance and sculpture at The Drawing Center, NYC. Thread cross research. Photo: Christie Carlson/Anne Wilson Studio.
Categories: Business & Economics