Re: [-empyre-] discussion statement

Can you give an example of a scientific discovery that has influenced
media art as you define it?

Does this include areas such as quantum mechanics, string theory,

How would this manifest itself? And what would be the point (i.e. to
illustrate the theory, come 'closer' to the world) etc.?

Thanks, Alan -

On Sun, 4 Jan 2004, Jill Scott wrote:

> In Media Art, the interest to immerse the audience in nomadic and visceral
> hybrid environments with access to both real and virtual characters is of
> great interest. Historically this interest has evolved from the coding of
> the represented body, as well as the desire to transform and radicalise the
> stage and explore the spaces of mixed realities by using new technologies.
> With references from performance art, video art and new media the
> representation of the human body, the roles of the audience and the design
> of the stage have been transformed over the last three decades by analog,
> digital and mediated technologies. In the seventies, the mediums of analog
> video and sound were often used to de-code various political and dualistic
> performance works/body actions. By the mid 80s, artists questioned the
> pluralistic levels of post-modern coded information and played with the
> seductive role of digital manipulation. While the focus in new media
> environments from the nineties, was to incorporate multiple choice, virtual
> characters and object-oriented interfaces as well as create new roles for
> the audience and the performers.
> Currently I think the future of media art lies in the fact that our
> perceptions of time, space, object, body and the represented character, can
> be more influenced by the discoveries and ethics of science, than by
> advances in technology itself. How will Media Art be effected by these
> influences? How might explorations into natural and cognitive sciences
> serve to further shift our definitions of Media art and body, as well as
> our representations, audience roles and interactive responses?
> Jill Scott
> Prof. Dr. Jill Scott
> Media Artist
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