Contact aesthetics and digital arts: At the threshold of the earth

Mules, Warwick P. (2006) Contact aesthetics and digital arts: At the threshold of the earth. Fibreculture Journal, 9: 1-10.

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Author Mules, Warwick P.
Title Contact aesthetics and digital arts: At the threshold of the earth
Journal name Fibreculture Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1449-1443
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Issue 9
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Editor Andrew Murphy
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Publisher Fibreculture Publications
Language eng
Subject 190103 Art Theory
200104 Media Studies
220317 Poststructuralism
Abstract This article develops the idea of contact aesthetics as an expansion of Anna Munster's call for an approximate aesthetics which explores the disjunctive affectivities of computer mediated experiences as they are played out on the human body. It argues that the experience of disjunctive proximity is not specific to digital art but is better understood as part of the experience of modernity itself. Drawing on the work of Jean-Francois Lyotard and Jean-Luc Nancy, it proposes contact aesthetics in terms of the gesture as the touching of the body to the world.
Keyword Modern aesthetics
Contact aesthetics
Q-Index Code C1

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