Virtual Embodied / Edition 1

Virtual Embodied / Edition 1

by John Wood
     
 

ISBN-10: 041516026X

ISBN-13: 9780415160261

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Virtual Embodied is intended to inform, provoke and delight. It explores the ideas of embodiment, knowledge, space, virtue and virtuality to address fundamental questions about technology and human presence. It juxtaposes cutting-edge theories, polemics, and creative practices to uncover ethical, aesthetic and ecological implications of why, how and in

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The Virtual Embodied is intended to inform, provoke and delight. It explores the ideas of embodiment, knowledge, space, virtue and virtuality to address fundamental questions about technology and human presence. It juxtaposes cutting-edge theories, polemics, and creative practices to uncover ethical, aesthetic and ecological implications of why, how and in particular where, human actions, observations and insights take place.
In The Virtual Embodied, many of the authors, artists, performers and designers apply their interdisciplinary passions to questions of embodied knowledge and virtual space. In doing so it chooses to acknowledge the limitations of the conventional linear book and uses them creatively to challenge existing genres of multi-media and networked consumerism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415160261
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of contributors
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Preface: curvatures in space-time-truth1
Pt. 1Embodied knowledge and virtual space
1Embodied knowledge and virtual space: gender, nature and history15
2The digital unconscious30
3Physical, psychological and virtual realities45
Pt. 2Nature and virtue
4Nature = x: notes on Spinozist ethics63
5Embodying virtue: a buddhist perspective on virtual reality76
6Redesigning the present88
Pt. 3Embodying truth
7Hubble telescope: the artist in the eye of the storm105
8A more convivial perspective system for artists109
9Ancient oaks: a one-act play122
10Culture, technology and subjectivity: an 'ethical' analysis132
Pt. 4When becoming meets becoming
11The dream garden: notes on a virtual idyll149
12The 'return-beat': 'curved perceptions' in music and dance157
13'Peak practices': the production and regulation of ecstatic bodies168
Pt. 5Between saying and showing
14[Sait]181
15+ and [actual symbol not reproducible]196
16PDF: the digital hostess206
17Messages from Sir Arthur and the Rev. Bill213
Index

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