Closer: Performance, Technologies, Phenomenology (Leonardo by Susan Kozel

By Susan Kozel

In Closer, Susan Kozel attracts on concert perform, electronic applied sciences, and the philosophical process of phenomenology. informed in dance and philosophy, Kozel locations the human physique on the middle of explorations of interactive interfaces, responsive platforms, and affective computing, asking what could be came upon as we turn into toward our desktops -- as they turn into extensions of our methods of considering, relocating, and touching. functionality, Kozel argues, can act as a catalyst for figuring out wider social and cultural makes use of of electronic know-how. Taking this one step extra, performative acts of sharing the physique via our electronic units foster a collaborative development of recent actual states, degrees of wakeful knowledge, or even ethics. We reencounter ourselves and others via our interactive desktops. What we'd like now are conceptual and methodological frameworks to mirror this. Kozel bargains a well timed remodeling of the phenomenology of French thinker Maurice Merleau-Ponty. this system, according to a admire for lived event, starts by way of hearing the senses and noting insights that arrive in the middle of dance, or comfortably in the course of lifestyles. the combo of functionality and phenomenology provided by way of nearer yields entwinements among adventure and mirrored image that make clear, problematize, or restructure scholarly methods to human our bodies utilizing electronic applied sciences. After outlining her strategy and technique and clarifying the most important techniques of functionality, applied sciences, and virtuality, Kozel applies phenomenological approach to the event of designing and appearing in a number computational structures: telematics, movement catch, responsive architectures, and wearable computing. The transformative power of the alchemy among our bodies and applied sciences is the root of nearer. With cautious layout, destiny generations of responsive platforms and cellular units can extend our social, actual, and emotional exchanges. Susan Kozel is affiliate Professor within the institution of Interactive Arts and know-how at Simon Fraser college, Vancouver, Canada.

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