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Digital practices: aesthetic and neuroesthetic approaches to performance and technology

Digital practices: aesthetic and neuroesthetic approaches to performance and technology

Broadhurst, Susan

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 theorisation of these practices and extends her analysis to include other approaches, including those offered by recent research into the emergent field of neuroesthetics

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Published Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
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Statement of responsibility: Susan Broadhurst
ISBN: 0230589847, 9780230553132, 9780230589841
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 196-210) and index.
Physical Description: xi, 220 p. : ill.
Subject: Performance art.; Technology and the arts.; Digital art.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form.

Contents

  1. List of Illustrations
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. The Digital: A Preliminary View
  4. Selective Aesthetic Approaches
  5. Neuroesthetics
  6. Live Performance and the Digital
  7. Digital Sound, New Media and Interactive Practices
  8. Digital Film
  9. Bioart
  10. Conclusion: Digital Practices
  11. Bibliography
  12. Index

Author note

SUSAN BROADHURST is a writer and practitioner in the creative arts. She is Reader in Drama and Technology and Head of Drama Studies at Brunel University, UK. She is also the author of Liminal Acts: A Critical Overview of Contemporary Performance and Theory (1999), co-editor of Performance and Technology: Practices of Virtual Embodiment and Interactivity (2006) and co-editor of the online journal Body, Space and Technology. Susan is currently working on a series of collaborative practice-based research projects entitled 'Intelligence, Interaction, Reaction and Performance'.

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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 theorisation of these practices and extends her analysis to include other approaches, including those offered by recent research into the emergent field of neuroesthetics.

Reviews

'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