[-empyre-] empyre subscribers...this is the last day to post your projects, bios, interests!!

Anita Kocsis akocsis at swin.edu.au
Mon Jul 1 19:21:07 EST 2013

Long time lurker, first time contributor.
Thank you Melinda and Amanda. Once in 1997 as an artist at 200 Gertrude
Street, Melbourne Australia, then investigating:

"immersion environments" with an emphasis on hybridising 3D computer
worlds. Participant of the 7th ANAT National Summer school in web
authoring and
internet site design part of the artist collective, nervous-objects.
nervous-objects is an eclectic, accidental experiment in internet artistic
collaboration. They once digested bandwidth, explore notions of real-time
internet conferencing and the manipulation of artistic pursuit in virtual
physical space |
"My main methodology has to do with an interest
in a multidimensional transformative practice rather than adhering to the
transcriptive language the web provides. As a functioning nervous_object
ideas also intersect within the constructs of the net-collaborations. The
outcome is continual."
|As with all good collectives nervous_objects no
longer exists|
|Today 2013|
I am still unpacking the phenomenon of being in large
scale interactive immersive visualization environments.  These immersive
settings encourage sensorial and
experiential engagement by and places for visitors to create, generate and
absorb a range of media afforded by presence and kinaesthetics. Research
embodied experience of IIVEs reveals new dynamics of participant
with the present; the relationship between other visitors in the space
and; the
relationship with the agents and artefacts presented. A new real-time
evaluation tool, I Sho U (literally ³I Show You²), engages visitors in
IIVE¹s through creative
interactive visualisation to help generated new insights into the triad of
dynamics between visitor, content and technology. Its early days and I am
discovering aspects of proprioception, co experience, scopophilia and
subjective states of Œfelt life¹. I
am unpacking this phenomenon by borrowing methods of qualitative
evaluation in
the social sciences and design research methods for a way to describe
not easily to repeat experiences of visitors in visualization spaces. Mark
Johnson (Lakoff & Johnson 1980; Johnson 2007) propositions or
Œimage-schemes¹; abstract representations of process, thinking and
inform the diagrams that frame these visualization spaces. Introspection
through visitor engagement mediated by design semiotics and interaction
informed by the image schemes is used to ascertain visitor¹s experience. It
might not stand up in the Positivist school of deportment but holistic
centred enquiry is a messy organic business.

Anita Kocsis
Head, Design Society and Culture
Co Director Swinburne Design Factory
Swinburne University of Technology
www.swinburne.edu.au/design <http://www.swinburne.edu.au/design>

On 7/1/13 6:53 PM, "Sean Cubitt" <sean.cubitt at unimelb.edu.au> wrote:

>----------empyre- soft-skinned space----------------------
>(I really should get round to updating my email address: I'm now
>s.cubitt at gold.ac.uk
>Lurker and occasional contributor, <empyre> remains as it has been since
>Melinda set it up a great resource. I'm a teacher and writer, mostly on
>media history, technology and ecocriticism, and on media arts, with a
>little curating: most recently Arte y Optica in Lima
>The speed of dicourse is indeed the thing: there is so much to learn.
>Media research means a new text every night, a new technique or
>technology in production, distribution or consumption every six to eight
>months, no wonder we need to think live.
>We have a special challenge in our studies and thinking which is that,
>unlike statistical approaches, we deal in unique events (artworks,
>people, situations): my thoughts on this are in the excellent NECSUS
>journal at 
>many thanks to the organisers and community of empyre
>looking forward to more
>On 1 Jul 2013, at 05:11, Eduardo Navas wrote:
>> ----------empyre- soft-skinned space----------------------
>> I guess one becomes a lurker when one stops posting for more than a few
>> conversations (It's been at least a few months since I've been able to
>> not for lack of energy, but time). I've been part of this list for
>>quite a
>> few years, and want to thank Timothy, Melinda and everyone who oversees
>> mailing list for doing such a great job. I enjoy the conversations very
>> much. A real asset for the history of media, for sure.
>> Here's my short bio:
>> Art History / Art Theory & Practice / Curating /
>> Media Theory / Information Science /
>> Digital Humanities /
>> Navas is the author of Remix Theory: The Aesthetics of Sampling
>> And co-editor of the Forthcoming Routledge Companion to Remix Studies
>> (2014). He implements methodologies of cultural analytics and digital
>> humanities to research the crossover of art and media in culture. His
>> production includes art & media projects, critical texts, and curatorial
>> projects. He has presented and lectured about his work and research
>> internationally.
>> Sites: 
>> http://navasse.net
>> http://remixtheory.net
>> My most recent and ongoing project:
>> http://minimamoraliaredux.blogspot.com/
>> Part of the blog remixes:
>> http://remixtheory.net/BlogRemixes/
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