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Author Kozel, Susan.

Title Closer : performance, technologies, phenomenology / Susan Kozel.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  001.2 KOZE    AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank  001.2 Koz    DUE 11-12-19
Physical description xxi, 355 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Leonardo.
Leonardo (Series) (Cambridge, Mass.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-337) and index.
Contents 1. Performing Phenomenology -- 2. Telematics: Extending Bodies -- 3. Responsive Architectures: An Embodied Poetics -- 4. Motion Capture: Performing Alterity -- 5. Wearables: The Flesh of Social Computing.
Summary "In Closer, Susan Kozel draws on live performance practice, digital technologies, and the philosophical approach of phenomenology. Trained in dance and philosophy, Kozel places the human body at the center of explorations of interactive interfaces, responsive systems, and affective computing, asking what can be discovered as we become closer to our computers - as they become extensions of our ways of thinking, moving, and touching." "Performance, Kozel argues, can act as a catalyst for understanding wider social and cultural uses of digital technology. Taking this one step further, performative acts of sharing the body through our digital devices foster a collaborative construction of new physical states, levels of conscious awareness, and even ethics. We reencounter ourselves and others through our interactive computer systems. What we need now are conceptual and methodological frameworks to reflect this."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Phenomenology.
Human-computer interaction.
Human body (Philosophy)
Act (Philosophy)
ISBN 9780262113106 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0262113104 (hardcover : alk. paper)