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Digital Performance A History of New Media in Theater, Dance, Performance Art, and Installation

ISBN-10: 0262042355

ISBN-13: 9780262042352

Edition: 2007

Authors: Steve Dixon, Barry Smith

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In the past decade digital media has been increasingly incorporated into live theater and dance, and forms of interactive performance have emerged in participatory installations, on CD-ROM, and on the Web. This text traces the evolution of these practices, and presents accounts of key practitioners and performances.
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Book details

List price: $69.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/23/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 828
Size: 7.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.266

Steve Dixon is President of LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

Series Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Histories
The Genealogy of Digital Performance
Futurism and the Early-Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde
Multimedia Theater, 1911-1959
Performance and Technology Since 1960
Theories and Contexts
Liveness
Postmodernism and Posthumanism
The Digital Revolution
Digital Dancing and Software Developments
The Body
Virtual Bodies
The Digital Double
Robots
Cyborgs
Space
Digital Theater and Scenic Spectacle
Virtual Reality: The Search for Immersion
Liquid Architectures and Site-Specific Fractures in Reality
Telematics: Conjoining Remote Performance Spaces
Webcams: The Subversion of Surveillance
Online Performance: "Live" from Cyberspace
"Theater" in Cyberspace
Time
Time
Memory
Interactivity
"Performing" Interactivity
Videogames
CD-ROMs
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index