Wonder bodies, computational prosthesis, and automated creativity: what is expressing who?

Chevalier, Cecile (2019) Wonder bodies, computational prosthesis, and automated creativity: what is expressing who? In: Communication and Cultural Studies Association Conference (MeCCSA), 8-10 January 2020, Brighton, UK. (Accepted)

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Abstract

Situating our bodies in a neoliberalist landscape with trans-humanist desires to go beyond our own bodies biological limits, consumed as part of the everyday media news/entertainment (e.g. genome experimentation), and sold as part of our everyday networked technology (e.g. mobile, wearable, AI), we find that everyday gestures, acts and spaces are transformed into capitalised labour and datafied.

In the deep reliance on machine agency, as these become every-day body-prosthesis, and as we trust automated practices (e.g. google maps for directions) over evolving our own sensing-bodies, how creative are we able to be now and what is gained and lost in becoming wonder humans? These questions will be discussed in the context of computational art installations, as materialised techno-social imaginaries and ludic environments, from which the audience-participants can ‘express’ themselves, and challenge their own techno-cultural programming.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Humanities Lab
Subjects: N Fine Arts
T Technology
Depositing User: Cecile Chevalier
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 10:55
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2020 14:24
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/89334
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