The Politics of New Media Theatre: Life

The Politics of New Media Theatre: Life

by Gabriella Giannachi


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The Politics of New Media Theatre: Life by Gabriella Giannachi

The first book in the field to explore the links between theories of globalization and surveillance, bipower and biopolitics, performance and theatre, computer arts and politics, "The Politics of New Media Theatre" is an investigation into the political role played by the new media theatre. Gabriella Giannachi explores how new media arts constitute themselves as a radical political movement, and presents an analysis of both the role of virtuality in radical performance and politics in virtual and mixed reality practices. This outstanding new work offers an analysis of leading political, philosophical and artistic texts and artworks, and represents a milestone for anyone interested in new technologies, theatre and politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415544092
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations     ix
Acknowledgements     xi
Introduction     1
Global     7
Performing globalisation     7
Resistance: theatre as hacktivism     13
Electronic Disturbance Theater     17
Etoy     22
Mark and The Yes Men     28
City     34
Globalising the city     34
Knowbotic Research     39
The spectacle of surveillance     42
Surveillance Camera Players     45
Blast Theory     49
Body     60
Scarring the post-human body     60
Stelarc     65
Body parts     70
Orlan     74
The augmented body: Kevin Warwick and Steve Mann     77
Animals and plants     84
The industry of nature     84
Pharming: 'anomal' and plant performance     88
Eduardo Kac     94
The nature of Artificial Life     99
Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau     106
Cell     110
Patenting Cell     110
Semi-living art: Eduardo Kac, Marcel-li Antunez Roca, Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr and SymbioticA     115
The cellular practice of the Critical Art Ensemble     122
Conclusion     134
Bibliography     138
Index     147\

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