© 2006

Performance and Technology

Practices of Virtual Embodiment and Interactivity

  • Editors
  • Susan Broadhurst
  • Josephine Machon

Table of contents

About this book


This collection interrogates the interaction between new technologies and performance practice, linking the sensuous contact that must exist between the physical and virtual, together with the resultant corporeal transformation. It features writings from international contributors who specialize in digital art and performance practices.


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About the authors

PHILIP AUSLANDER Teaches Performance Studies in the School of Literature, Communication and Culture of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA JOHANNES BIRRINGER Independent Choreographer and Media Artist and Professor of Drama and Performance Technologies, Brunel University, UK CAROL BROWN Choreographer, Performer and Writer, and Senior Research Fellow, Roehampton University, UK CHRISTIE CARSON Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK ORON CATTS Artist/Researcher, Curator and also Co-founder and Artistic Director of SymbioticA, The Art & Science Collaborative Research Laboratory, School of Anatomy and Human Biology, University of Western Australia MARK CONIGLIO Composer/Media artist, and Co-founder of Troika Ranch, the New York City-based Dance Theatre Company, USA JOHN J. COOK Independent Scholar, Turkey STEVE DIXON Professor of Performance and Technology, Brunel University, UK BARRY EDWARDS Director of Optik BEN JARLETT Research Assistant, Brunel University, UK PETRA KUPPERS Associate Professor in the English Department, University of Michigan, USA SUSAN MELROSE Professor of Performance Arts and Research Convenor for Performing Arts, in the School of Arts, Middlesex University, UK SARAH RUBIDGE Reader in Digital Performance at the University of Chichester, UK GRETCHEN SCHILLER Lecturer and Choreographer, Brunel University, UK ROBERT WECHSLER Performing Artist and Researcher; Artistic Director of Palindrome IONAT ZURR PhD Researcher, and Artist-in-residence in SymbioticA, Australia

Bibliographic information


'...a timely and informative survey of digital performance practices.' - Tracey Warr, editor of The Artist's Body

' enjoyable, well-researched, inspiring book that everybody with a keen interest in performance and technology should consider reading.' - Iryna Kuksa, New Theatre Quarterly

'Broadhurst and Machon's volume provides a snapshot of a relatively nascent scene, and an opportunity to survey both its strengths and weaknesses...' - Paul Rae, Contemporary Theatre Review