Location and navigation: wayfaring and arts of tuning

Norman, Sally-Jane (2015) Location and navigation: wayfaring and arts of tuning. In: Lomker, Thorsten (ed.) ISEA 2014 Conference Proceedings. Zayed University Books, Dubai, pp. 36-41. ISBN 9789948182399

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Abstract

Wayfaring hones our ability to discern familiar and alien settings, reinforcing our sense of drifting or belonging. Ways of wayfaring evolve technically and cognitively: while star path steering of ancient vessels meant instrument-free navigation, the “star paths” of today’s spacecraft are largely controlled by remote apparatus. Navigation can be construed as a kind of exploratory tuning whereby we access infinite or infinitesimal spatial and temporal scales, in contrast to location and situatedness which imply positioning, thus responsibility for the paths traced by our journeying. The more we develop our wayfaring skills, the more we need to celebrate (in) specific times and places through aesthetic experience that uniquely tunes our responses in and to the Anthropocene.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: location, navigation, Anthropocene, wayfaring, scales of being
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
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Depositing User: Sally-Jane Norman
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2015 16:03
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2015 16:03
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58796

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