Intermedialities

Author: Henk Oosterling
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739146556
Format: PDF
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As an alternative to universalism and particularism, Intermedialities: Philosophy, Arts, Politics proposes 'intermedialities' as a new model of social relations and intercultural dialogue. The concept of 'intermedialities' stresses the necessity of situating debates concerning social relations in the divergent contexts of new media and avant-garde artistic practices as well as feminist, political, and philosophical analyses.

Chiasmatic Encounters

Author: Kuisma Korhonen
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739141791
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this book, fourteen international authors across various fields analyze the concept of chiasm and its role in human perception and experience, discussing the work of major philosophers like Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, Derrida, and Deleuze, and adapting their ideas to cultural analysis.

De signing Design

Author: Elizabeth Grierson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739179136
Format: PDF
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De-Signing Design: Cartographies of Theory and Practice throws new light on the terrain between theory and practice in transdisciplinary discourses of design and art. The collection brings together a selection of essays on spatiality, difference, cultural aesthetics, and identity in the expanded field of place-making and being.

Adapting Frankenstein

Author: Dennis Cutchins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526108933
Format: PDF, ePub
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of the most popular novels in western literature. It has been adapted and re-assembled in countless forms, from Hammer Horror films to young-adult books and bandes dessinées. Beginning with the idea of the 'Frankenstein Complex', this edited collection provides a series of creative readings that explore the elaborate intertextual networks that make up the novel's remarkable afterlife. It broadens the scope of research on Frankenstein while deepening our understanding of a text that, 200 years after its original publication, continues to intrigue and terrify us in new and unexpected ways.

The Art of Reverse Engineering

Author: Günther Friesinger
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839425034
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Reverse Engineering is a term that comes originally from the field of mechanical engineering. Reverse Engineering indicates the process of analysing an existing object or system by laying out its construction plan to then rebuild it in every detail. This manner of reconstruction allows for modifications and adjustments to new demands and requirements, it signifies creative appropriation, democratisation of knowledge, further development. The contributions in this volume take Reverse Engineering to another level, applying it to the fields of arts, sciences and politics in an attempt to reveal the procedures of culture and technology at work, and the importance of access, knowledge and skills in reshaping our present times and future.

sthetik des Performativen

Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518785400
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Spätestens seit den 60er Jahren lassen sich zeitgenössische Kunstwerke nicht mehr in den Begriffen herkömmlicher Ästhetiken erfassen. Anstatt "Werke" zu schaffen, bringen die Künstler zunehmend Ereignisse hervor, die in ihrem Vollzug die alten ästhetischen Relationen von Subjekt und Objekt, von Material- und Zeichenstatus außer Kraft setzen. Um diese Entwicklung nachvollziehbar zu machen, entwickelt Erika Fischer-Lichte in ihrer grundlegenden Studie eine Ästhetik des Performativen, die den Begriff der Aufführung in den Mittelpunkt stellt. Dieser umfaßt die Eigenschaften der leiblichen Kopräsenz von Akteuren und Zuschauern, der performativen Hervorbringung von Materialität sowie der Emergenz von Bedeutung und mündet in eine Bestimmung der Aufführung als Ereignis. Die Aufhebung der Trennung von Kunst und Leben, welche die neueren Ausdrucksformen anstreben, wird hier ästhetisch auf den Begriff gebracht.