Mobility, liminality and digital materiality




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Digital Media and Technologies for Virtual Artistic Spaces brings together a variety of artistic practices in virtual spaces and the interest in variable media and online platforms for creative interplay. Presenting frameworks and examples of current practices, this book is useful for artists, theorists, curators as well as researchers working with new technologies, social media platforms and digital culture. Emerging new technologies such as digital media have helped artists to position art into the everyday lives and activities of the public. These new virtual spaces allow artists to utilize a more participatory experience with their audience.


Chapters and contributors: 1. The Re-Materialisation of the Art Object (pages 1-13) Dew Harrison (University of Wolverhampton, UK) 2. Data-Objects: Sharing the Attributes and Properties of Digital and Material Culture to Creatively Interpret Complex Information (pages 14-26) Ian Gwilt (Sheffield Hallam University, UK) 3. Mobility, Liminality, and Digital Materiality (pages 27-45) Martin Rieser (De Montfort University, UK) 4. Site-Specific Performance, Narrative, and Social Presence in Multi-User Virtual Environments and the Urban Landscape (pages 46-58) Paul Sermon (University of Salford, UK), Charlotte Gould (University of Salford, UK) 5. Living between Worlds: Imagination, Liminality, and Avatar-Mediated Presence (pages 59-74) Denise Doyle (University of Wolverhampton, UK) 6. LPDT2 La Plissure du Texte 2 (pages 75-90) Elif Ayiter (Sabanci University, Istanbul), Stefan Glasauer (Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich), Max Moswitzer (University of Fine Arts, Zürich) 7. Can Duchampian and Darwinian Virtual Objects Ever Behave Themselves? (pages 91-104) Dew Harrison (University of Wolverhampton, UK), Eugene Ch’ng (University of Birmingham, UK) 8. The Virtual and Interdisciplinarity (pages 105-116) Alistair Payne (Glasgow School of Art, UK) 9. Behind the Sonic Veil: Considering Sound as the Mediator of Illusory Life in Variable and Screen-Based Media (pages 117-134) Ross Winning (University of Wolverhampton, UK) 10. Para-Formalistic Discourse and Virtual Space in Film (pages 135-149) Ian P. Stone (Independent, UK) 11. Database Narrative, Spatial Montage, and the Cultural Transmission of Memory: An Anthropological Perspective (pages 150-158) Judith Aston (University of the West of England, UK) 12. Exploring Liminality from an Anthropological Perspective (pages 159-165) Rina Arya (University of Wolverhampton, UK) The transition from the real to the digital requires a shift of consciousness that can be theorised with recourse to the concept of liminality, which has multidiscip... Sample PDF | More details... 13. The Mirror between Two Worlds: 3D Surface Computing for Objects and Environments (pages 166-185) Eugene Ch’ng (University of Birmingham, UK) 14. The Earth Sciences and Creative Practice: Exploring Boundaries between Digital and Material Culture (pages 186-204) Suzette Worden (Curtin University, Australia) 15. The Metaplastic Cyber Opencode Art (pages 205-217) Gianluca Mura (Politecnico di Milano University, Italy) 16. Virtual Communitas, “Digital Place-Making,” and the Process of “Becoming” (pages 218-236) Anita McKeown (University College Dublin, Ireland)


Emerging technologies, digital media, artists, virtual spaces, participatory, audience


Rieser, M. (2013) Mobility, liminality and digital materiality. In: Harrison, D. ed. Digital Media and Technologies for Virtual Artistic Spaces, IGI Global, pp. 27-45


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