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Poiesis and Enchantment in Topological Matter

Xin Wei Sha


Movement, and in particular, gesture are arguably essential aspects of engendering human experience. But rather than taking “the body” or “cognition” for granted as conceptual starting points, we attend to the substrate matter in which gesture takes shape and place. An experimental approach to such questions motivates the exploration of responsive, and in particular, computational media created for sustaining experientially rich, improvisational activity. This book explores rehearsed as well as unrehearsed activity in distributed, continuous fields of responsive media—topological matter. ... More

Keywords: Media arts and technology, Philosophy and art, Ethico-aesthetics, Process philosophy, Philosophy of technology, Media studies, Science and technology studies, Performance studies, Responsive environments

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780262019514
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019514.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Xin Wei Sha, author