Digital Practices: Aesthetic and Neuroesthetic Approaches to Performance and Technology [NOOK Book]

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Digital Practices offers a description of a range of art and performance practices that have emerged within the context of a broad-based technological infiltration of all areas of human experience. They are integral to alternative and also to mainstream performance and culture, and demand perceptual strategies that can address the interface between the physical and the virtual. In this pioneering study, Susan Broadhurst explores the aesthetic theorization of these practices and extends her analysis to include ...
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Digital Practices: Aesthetic and Neuroesthetic Approaches to Performance and Technology

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Overview

Digital Practices offers a description of a range of art and performance practices that have emerged within the context of a broad-based technological infiltration of all areas of human experience. They are integral to alternative and also to mainstream performance and culture, and demand perceptual strategies that can address the interface between the physical and the virtual. In this pioneering study, Susan Broadhurst explores the aesthetic theorization of these practices and extends her analysis to include other approaches, including those offered by recent research into the emergent field of neuroesthetics.

About the Author:
Susan Broadhurst is Reader in Drama and Technology and Head of Drama Studies at Brunel University, UK

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"A groundbreaking and long-lasting resource for anyone interested in the uses and influences of contemporary technologies in performance practice and beyond. It will appeal to a range of readers, from undergraduate to postgraduate students studying performance, media and cultural studies, as well both theatre professionals and academics/scholars in these fields." — Paul Woodward, Department of Drama, St Mary's University College, Twickenham, UK
 
"Broadhurst demonstrates an erudite and sophisticated knowledge of...various critical theories and her arguments serve well as intriguing ways for thinking through performance and technology...Digital Practices is a fascinating and adventurous book, which combines a daunting volume of critical and scientific theory to understand a wide variety of digital performance and art production." — Matthew Causey, Contemporary Theatre Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230589858
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/7/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

SUSAN BROADHURST is a writer and practitioner in the creative arts. She is Professor of Performance and Technology within the School of Arts at Brunel University, West London. She is the author of Liminal Acts: A Critical Overview of Contemporary Performance and Theory (1999) and Digital Practices: Aesthetic and Neuroesthetic Approaches to Performance and Technology (2007), co-editor of Performance and Technology: Practices of Virtual Embodiment and Interactivity (2006), Sensualities/Textualities & Technologies: Writings of the Body in 21st Century Performance (Palgrave MacMilllan, 2009) and of the online jourbanal Body, Space and Technology. Susan is currently working on a series of collaborative practice-based research projects entitled, which involve introducing various interactive digital technologies into live performance.

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Table of Contents

1 The digital : a preliminary view 1

2 Selective aesthetic approaches 19

3 Neuroesthetics 47

4 Live performance and the digital 69

5 Digital sound, new media and interactive performance 99

6 Digital film 131

7 Bioart 161

8 Conclusion : digital practices 185

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