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Poetics of performative space

  • Sha Xin Wei
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Abstract

The TGarden is a genre of responsive environment in which actor–spectators shape dense media sensitive to their movements. These dense fields of light, sound, and material also evolve according to their own composed dynamics, so the agency is distributed throughout the multiple media. These TGardens explore open-ended questions like the following: what makes some time-based, responsive environments compelling, and others flat? How can people improvise gestures without words, that are individually or collectively meaningful? When and how is a movement intentional, or collectively intentional? This paper introduces what has been at stake behind the experimental work: subjectivation, moving from technologies of representation to technologies of performance, and the potential for ethicoaesthetic novelty.

Keywords

Propositional Knowledge Mixed Reality Prime Integer Propositional Language Autopoietic System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sha Xin Wei
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  1. 1.Canada Research Chair, Media Arts and Sciences, Computer Science and Fine ArtsConcordia UniversityMontréalCanada

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