[-empyre-] July on empyre: Screens

Marco Donnarumma m at marcodonnarumma.com
Tue Jul 10 19:53:14 EST 2012

Thanks for the mention Salvatore and Simon.
I'm silently reading the list since a while now.
Thought to pop up.

It's interesting to note how the idea of screen which Salvatore addressed
in my work, actually wraps up some crucial notions I've been elaborating in
some recent writings on the Xth Sense, such as visceral embodiment and
musical proprioception (the latter largely discussed outside musical
frameworks by Massumi, among the others).
Don't want to hijack the thread, I'll be here in case there's interest, now
or in future discussions.

best wishes,

On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 11:16 PM, Simon Biggs <simon at littlepig.org.uk> wrote:

> Marco is one of our MSc students and doing very interesting stuff too!
> Sent from a mobile device, thus the brevity.
> Simon Biggs
> simon at littlepig.org.uk
> s.biggs at ed.ac.uk
> http://www.littlepig.org.uk
> On 9 Jul 2012, at 23:01, "Clough, Patricia" <PClough at gc.cuny.edu> wrote:
> Thanks for these sites     They are great    Patricia
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> Subject: Re: [-empyre-] July on empyre: Screens
> Hi Simone, Simon and everyone!
> great topic!
> about this:
> On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 2:36 PM, Simone Arcagni <simonearcagni at gmail.com
> <mailto:simonearcagni at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Screens disappear as a external device and becomes definitively an
> extension of our senses (following the McLuhan "intuition").
> [...]
> The wearable screens open to a new dimension of communication experience,
> really immersive and aptic more than optic (according to Giuliana Bruno).
> The next step should be the biological computers or the neuronal devices
> (many IT labs are working on that).
> In more than one way devices have already become "biological", meaning
> that they are already interacting with our bodies in deep ways, even
> creating new senses.
> in 2006 we created a performance (
> http://www.artisopensource.net/category/projects/talkers-performance/ )
> in which teh body of the performer was a "display" (screen?) of user
> interactions and, in turn, everything that was heard/shown as sound and
> video of the performance was generated my the dancer's movements and
> biological data.
> In the same way Marco Donnarumma produces his Xth Sense (
> http://marcodonnarumma.com/works/xth-sense/ ) in which an open source
> device allows producing information from the body: here music is the
> "screen" of bio data
> Or as we did in the Electronic Man (
> http://www.artisopensource.net/category/projects/electronicman/ for
> McLuhan's centennial) in which a sense was synthesized on as many as 80
> thousand people's bodies using smartphones: whenever someone participated
> to the performance, everyone else's phone vibrated in real time: a
> physical, on-body, real-time information visualization that becomes a sense
> with a global reach, allowing you to experience on your body a digital
> interaction happening anywhere in the world, instantly.
> And these are, obviously, screens, closer and closer to our brains and
> nervous systems. Loosing the characteristics of "devices" and becoming more
> and more senses which change the affordances we perceive in the world.
> Creating new sensibilities and mutating the way we are aware about things,
> the ways in which we learn, work, relate. And consume (as all these
> transformations also have the effect of suggesting really "interesting"
> business models, don't they? )
> all the best!
> Salvatore
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Marco Donnarumma
New Media + Sonic Arts Practitioner, Performer, Teacher, Director.
ACE, Sound Design MSc by Research (ongoing)
The University of Edinburgh, UK
Portfolio: http://marcodonnarumma.com
Research: http://res.marcodonnarumma.com | http://www.thesaddj.com |
Director: http://www.liveperformersmeeting.net
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