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Author Sha, Xin Wei.

Title Poiesis and enchantment in topological matter / Sha Xin Wei
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, [2013]
©2013
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 363 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : why this book? -- From technologies of representation to technologies of performance -- Performance in responsive environments, the performative event -- Substrate -- Morphogenesis -- Topology, manifolds, dynamical systems, measure, and bundles -- Practices : apparatus and atelier -- Effects
Summary Movement and gesture are arguably essential aspects of engendering human experience. But rather than taking 'the body' or 'cognition' for granted as conceptual starting points, we attend to the substrate matter in which gesture takes shape and place. An experimental approach to such questions motivates the exploration of responsive, and in particular, computational media created for sustaining experientially rich, improvisational activity. This book explores rehearsed as well as unrehearsed activity in distributed, continuous fields of responsive media-topological matter
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Art -- Mathematics.
New media art.
Topology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0262318911 (electronic bk.)
9780262318914 (electronic bk.)