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New Directions in Mobile Media and Performance

By Camille Baker

© 2018 – Routledge

240 pages

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Hardback: 9781472467188
pub: 2018-05-05

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This book explores the new and varied artistic and performative projects that have developed since the onset of the smart phone. The author examines how mobile devices are used in performative and video artworks for participatory, or interactive, visual works and performances. She discusses the key and compelling works within digital art and performance that use the mobile media tools, as well as fast developing wearable technology, to create a new medium for expression. The focus is on the new affordances that have been made through the exponential technological development of mobile technologies, and the changing landscape of art and performance practices in response to this development.

Table of Contents

Part One: Mobile Media Theory Part Two: Mobile Art Affordances and Changing Practices Part Three: Future Directions

About the Author

Camille Baker is an artist-performer, researcher and curator within various art forms: participatory performance and interactive art, mobile media art, tech fashion, soft circuits and DIY electronics, responsive interfaces and environments, and new media curating. She has a fascination with all things emotional, embodied, felt, sensed, the visceral, physical, relational, within participatory projects which involve video, communication devices and biofeedback. Her background includes music composition and performance; new media installation; online video and animation; and media art instruction. She was Executive Director and Curator of The Escape Artists Society in Vancouver, Canada; Lead Curator, Conference Director and Co-Performance Art Curator for the New Forms Festival in Vancouver; and editor-in-chief of an online pop-culture relationship support magazine - Tales of Slacker Bonding (2000-2003). Her PhD research was completed in 2010 through the SMARTlab Digital Media Institute (now located at University College Dublin).

About the Series

Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

Digital technologies are increasingly important to arts and humanities research, expanding the horizons of research methods in all aspects of data capture, investigation, analysis, modelling, presentation and dissemination. This series, one of the first and most highly regarded in the field, covers a wide range of disciplines and provides an authoritative reflection of the 'state of the art' in the application of computing and technology. The titles in this peer-reviewed series are critical reading not just for experts in digital humanities and technology issues, but for all scholars working in arts and humanities who need to understand the issues around digital research.

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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General