Digital and Other Virtualities

Digital and Other Virtualities

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.

Author: Antony Bryant

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 9781845115685

Category: Art

Page: 302

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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.
Categories: Art

Digital and Other Virtualities

Digital and Other Virtualities

Author: Antony Bryant

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215502340

Category: Art

Page: 302

View: 195

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

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

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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.
Categories: Art

Learning in Metaverses Co Existing in Real Virtuality

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
 ...

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

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. The focus of the label remains ...

Author: Sheila Whiteley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199321285

Category: Music

Page: 679

View: 699

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

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: 625

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

Concentrationary Memories

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 ...

Author: Griselda Pollock

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786734433

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 635

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.
Categories: Art

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: 216

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

Digital Religion Social Media and Culture

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
 ...

Author: Pauline Hope Cheong

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UCSD:31822039396429

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

View: 593

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Old Mistresses

Old Mistresses

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

Author: Rozsika Parker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857722263

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 581

How was it possible, by the later twentieth century, to have erased women as artists from art history so comprehensively that the idea of 'the artist' was exclusively masculine? Why was this erasure more radical in the twentieth century than ever before? 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 new 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.
Categories: Social Science

Material Virtualities

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.

Author: Jenny Sundén

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111945973

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

View: 232

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

Virtualities

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 ...

Author: Margaret Morse

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106014948639

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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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.
Categories: Social Science

Digital Borderlands

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 ...

Author: Kajsa Klein

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UCSC:32106017009108

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

View: 810

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.
Categories: Social Science

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 ... Over the course of
its writing, my investigation of virtuality has lead beyond it being approached as a
limited technological issue. ... of the effect that various processes involving
digitalisation have had on the way the art system operates at a more
generalisable level.

Author: Vince Dziekan

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841504766

Category: Art

Page: 207

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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

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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

Exploring Virtuality Within and Beyond Organizations

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 ...

Author: Niki Panteli

Publisher: Technology, Work and Globaliza

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124044509

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

View: 864

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.
Categories: Business & Economics

Digital Real

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 .

Author: Harald Kloft

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN: UOM:39015053106327

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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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.
Categories: Architecture

Thresholds

Thresholds

3 Virtuality & Place : Fantasy There are numerous examples of physical virtual
places , starting with the nearest child ' s play structure ... What they share is a
conscious , constructed reference to some other place ( thus taking advantage of
the link between experience and ... 5 The Question Restated How , then , do we
explore the use of digital technologies to replace , alter or enhance the spaces
which ...

Author: George Proctor

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004692542

Category: Architectural design

Page: 449

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Categories: Architectural design

Leonardo

Leonardo

I wish you not consider virtuality only a post - indus - well / that you are a hawk /
and the trial technology . ... H . G . Wells , The Island of Dr . are moved before this
Other , for we be Moreau ( London : PanBooks , 1896 , 1976 ) pp . ... It is worth
remembering that digital systems and microprocessors couldn ' t intervene into
media at all , and would be incapable of driving multimedia systems , without
human ...

Author: International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033420574

Category: Art, Modern

Page:

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International journal of contemporary visual artists.
Categories: Art, Modern

Journal of Economic Literature

Journal of Economic Literature

... its educational implementations in India and Germany — a comparison ; the
move from digital divide to digital provide ... intersecting geographies -
information and communication technologies and other virtualities in urban Africa
( Abdou ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822035835248

Category: Economics

Page:

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Categories: Economics