Moving without a Body: Digital Philosophy and Choreographic Thoughts [NOOK Book]

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A radically empirical exploration of movement and technology and the transformations of choreography in a digital realm.
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Moving without a Body: Digital Philosophy and Choreographic Thoughts

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Overview

A radically empirical exploration of movement and technology and the transformations of choreography in a digital realm.
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"Stamatia Portanova choreographs technology, media, dance, and philosophy together to make a brilliant, multilayered account of contemporary culture and the changes and possibilities brought by the floods of computation. This is a book full of sensual abstraction and lucid, rigorous bodies: an inspiration!" -- Matthew Fuller, David Gee Reader in Digital Media, Digital Culture Unit, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of
London

The MIT Press

" Moving without a Body is a book about choreography, and about the use of digital technologies in contemporary dance. But beyond this, the book also offers a deeply original discussion of the relations between body and mind, between analog and digital, and between the fluidity of the organic and the algorithmic complexity of software. These pairs of terms should not be seen as opposites; for Stamatia Portanova demonstrates the fertile creativity that arises from their intertwining." -- Steven Shaviro, DeRoy Professor of
English, Wayne State University; author of Without Critiera: Kant, Whitehead, Deleuze, and
Aesthetics

The MIT Press

"In the increasingly rich literature exploring the intersections between contemporary dance and philosophy, Stamatia Portanova's Moving without a Body stands out as a true achievement. Investigating the digital as metaphor of thought, Portanova shows how choreography is not only concerned with the creation of artistic works, or with the implementation of training techniques, but reveals itself to be also, and importantly, an 'abstractive perspective' that
forces us into thought -- as Deleuze would say." -- André
Lepecki,
Associate Professor, Department of Performance Studies, New York
University

The MIT Press

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Stamatia Portanova is an independent scholar.
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