Week 9

Week 9

Space: as multiplicity, being able to occupy multiple spaces through virtual extension

 

 

  1. I am interested in the discussion of authenticity and real and how these concepts can apply to our understanding of

Liveness and the Digital

Liveness and the Digital

I found the discussion of photography, particular Barthes’s take on it, kind of quaint coming from the perspective where photoshop is the norm and the idea of an image being proof of something is almost…

Prosthetics, Language and Space

Prosthetics, Language and Space

1) Stone briefly addresses technology and the shift from sleekness to leaking and derelict looking items. I wonder, what does this say about apple? Not only is there a palpable shift back to sleek and

Life is a cabaret

Life is a cabaret

 

My question in relation the Dixon article is about power and authority. Firstly, I wonder how the real gets marked as valuable and is the reader to assume that the real is sacred or…

welldoitlive

Liveness and Telepresence

1. In Dixon’s chapter on “liveness,” he’s focused primarily on staged performance, which has a particularly staged quality, versus audiovisual recordings. However, I wonder how his insights can be applied to other communicative forms, particularity…

Prosthetics, language and presence

Prosthetics, language and presence

1. As we have discussed in different classes, we have used metaphors to understand what is currently happening in the age of technology: the computer emulates the human brain; the virtual space emulates imagination and…

Making the Body (oops, forgot to tag!)

Making the Body (oops, forgot to tag!)

As I read Sobchack and Stone’s work, I began thinking about the slippages between the notion of prosthetics as metaphor and materiality. That is, while Sobchack takes to task the tendency of scholars to use…

Discussion Lead – Stone, Sobchack, Dixon

Discussion Lead – Stone, Sobchack, Dixon

1) In ‘A Leg to Stand On’ it is quite clear that Sobchack is in no way offended by metaphor of ‘technology as prosthesis’ – however she finds it rather incomplete. In my understanding and…

Week 9

Week 9

1: Maybe this is a simplification, but in Stone’s article there is one sentence which states “as I watch them, or rather their bodies (since their selves are off in the net)…”. It somewhat sums…

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Book Review: The Googlization of Everything (And Why We Should Worry)

Google’s omnipresence has become something of a cultural meme, as it seeks to “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful” (Google 2012). Even Google has mocked of its own pervasiveness,…

Virtual/Actual

Virtual/Actual

Definitions:

Space: that which we create in and around us by virtue of our embodiment, by virtue of our relationships with other bodies (including objects), and by virtue of practices of representation (digital or otherwise).…

Virtual Insanity

Virtual Insanity

 

If the self that uses locative technologies can indeed be an assemblages of many “selves” then do these selves influence how virtuality is actualized by the viewer? I really appreciate the idea that interactions…

Virtual? What is it :/?

Virtual? What is it :/?

Space and Place: Thinking about the virtual and actual this week made me think about relationships. I have been spending a lot of time defining these terms separately. I am now trying to think through…

the virtual and the actual

the virtual and the actual

1) Rajchman discusses the metaphor of the virtual landscape as a house (architecture, construction, etc.), noting, “the virtual house becomes here the house of this less grounded condition of image and body, as though it

Week 8: Tierney, Rajchman, de Souza e Silva and Sutko

Week 8: Tierney, Rajchman, de Souza e Silva and Sutko

This week I should have started with the de Souza e Silva and Sutko reading, but instead read backwards, which is probably part of the reason that I found myself lost in the discussions of…