Author: Antony Bryant
Publisher: I.B. Tauris
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. --
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Presenting highlights from five years of the field journal Digital Creativity , this volume republishes twenty-seven contributions from international artists and scientists.
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
Author: Rob Shields
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.
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
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.
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
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.
... 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
Author: Vince Dziekan
Publisher: Intellect Books
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.
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
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."
This book provides new theoretical approaches to the subject of virtuality.
Author: Joaquim Braga
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book provides new theoretical approaches to the subject of virtuality. All chapters reflect the importance of extending the analysis of the concept of “the virtual” to areas of knowledge that, until today, have not been fully included in its philosophical foundations. The respective chapters share new insights on art, media, psychic systems and technology, while also presenting new ways of articulating the concept of the virtual with regard to the main premises of Western thought. Given its thematic scope, this book is intended not only for a philosophical audience, but also for all scientists who have turned to the humanities in search of answers to their questions.
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
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.
In this innovative collection, a distinguished group of international authors dare to think psychoanalytically about the legacies of political violence and suffering in relation to post-traumatic cultures worldwide.
Author: Griselda Pollock
In this innovative collection, a distinguished group of international authors dare to think psychoanalytically about the legacies of political violence and suffering in relation to post-traumatic cultures worldwide. They build on maverick art historian Aby Warburg's project of combining social, cultural, anthropological and psychological analyses of the image in order to track the undercurrents of cultural violence in the representational repertoire of Western modernity. Drawing on post-colonial and feminist theory, they analyze the image and the aesthetic in conditions of historical trauma, from enslavement and colonization to the Irish Famine, from Denmark's national trauma about migrants and cartoons to collective shock after 9/11, from individual traumas of loss registered in allegory to newsreels and documentaries on suicide bombing in Israel/Palestine, and from Kristeva's novels to Kathryn Bigelow's cinema.
This analysis will hopefully castearlierutopian narrativesof the 'virtual' in a kinder
light: in other words; thatthe digital fantastic ... As Brian Massumi putsit, 'The
medium ofthedigital is possibility, not virtuality, and noteven potential'(2002:137).
Author: Athina Karatzogianni
Fifteen thought-provoking essays engage in an innovative dialogue between cultural studies of affect, feelings and emotions, and digital cultures, new media and technology. The volume provides a fascinating dialogue that cuts across disciplines, media platforms and geographic and linguistic boundaries.
In Virtualities, Margaret Morse focuses on the interactions that people have with machines and images.
Author: Margaret Morse
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.
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
Author: Mark Grimshaw
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
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
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)
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
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.
The binary spatial ontology embedded within the phrase “Real Virtuality”
embraces a recognition of the balancing act ... However, the concept and digital
possibilities of “instant” experiences now abound at internet services like
Author: Ulrich Gehmann
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Increasingly, the virtual became reality by a hybridization of the world as we knew it: the process that went on in recent years is one of a technically assisted hybridization of both space and self, the »old« world is becoming virtualized and functionalized to a degree never experienced before. For the first time in human history, we have reached a threshold where we have not only to re-assert but to redefine ourselves, as regards our fundamental terms of understanding what world means for us, our base of existence and now an assemblage of mixed realities; and connected, what being human means.