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The first full-length book of its kind to offer an investigation of the interface between theatre, performance and digital arts, Virtual Theatres presents the theatre of the twenty-first century in which everything – even the viewer – can be simulated.
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Virtual Theatres

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Overview

The first full-length book of its kind to offer an investigation of the interface between theatre, performance and digital arts, Virtual Theatres presents the theatre of the twenty-first century in which everything – even the viewer – can be simulated.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203500033
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 3/11/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction
Technology and art
Remediation
The theatre of virtual reality
Hypertextualities
The performance of hypertext: theory and practice
Simulating catastrophe: the case of Jodi and 0100101110101101.ORG
Spatilizing the interface: Jeffrey Shaw and Masaki Fujihata's metatexts
Appearance and disappearance in Forced Entertainment's Nightwalks, Frozen Palaces and Paradise
Cyborg Theatre
Constructing cyborg
The reconfigured body: Orlan and the operating theatre
The performance of cyborg: the case of Stelarc
The shock of the real: about pain, pleasure and Marcel-lI Antunez Roca
The [Re-]Creation of Nature
The invention of nature
The performance of A.Life: Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau's interactive plant systems
Transgenetic art: the case of Eduardo Kac
Moo and Mud theatre
Performing Through the Hypersurface
Hypersurface theory and liquid architecture: Nox
The game of real and virtual: the case of Paul Sermon
All simulated: Knowbotic Research
About war and inaction: Blast Theory's Desert Rain
Towards an Aesthetic of Virtual Reality
Dialectics in action - between real and simulated: Merce Cunningham and LifeForms
Full immersion: the Cave
The politics of interactivity: Lynn Hershman and Guillermo Gomez-Pena
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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