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  • The life of a book: Agency, Autonomy, and VR Fictions

Dare, Eleanor and Antonopoulou, Alexandra, 2018, Conference or Workshop, The life of a book: Agency, Autonomy, and VR Fictions at Movement 2018, London, 16-17-February 2018.

Abstract or Description:

Alexandra Antonopoulou and Eleanor Dare have been collaborating on the Phi Books Project for ten years. The project is concerned with writing, embodiment, performance collaboration and computation. Together they have used motion capture, ‘interactive’ film, writing and performance to explore the limits of digitally mediated books. This year they have started to create a virtual reality Phi Book, in which, together with human users, non-human, artificial intelligences, attempt to find their way through a series of mutating, virtual rooms which embody narratives of collaboration and trust, as well as their opposites – small stories of exploitation and mistrust. The project draws upon posthuman theories of ontological fluidity - between humans and computers, subjects and objects, The authors deploy performance and narrative as methods to test the limits of digital mediation.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design > W990 Creative Arts and Design not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Communication
Funders: Greenwich University
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2018 17:02
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 14:31
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3159

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