Tele-touch embodied controllers; posthuman gestural interaction in music performance

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Show simple item record Beilharz, KA 2012-10-12T03:34:39Z 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation Social Semiotics, 2011, 21 (4), pp. 547 - 568
dc.identifier.issn 1035-0330
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract This article looks at the use of embodied music controllers for gestural interaction with sound. The technology for embodied interaction involves microchip 'enhancement' of the human body, enabling the body as the music controller or musical actuator and connecting the performer with a networked (wireless) sonic performance environment. To examine the ways that the audience and performer respond to this new performance paradigm, this article first looks at some interpretations and understandings of posthumanisim and cyborgism and its effects for the music performer and audience. The influential body modifying and skin boundary cultures that colour audience perception and motivate cyborg processes, the body as expressive canvas and politicising cyborgism are considered in relation to alterity, community, marking and anthropology. The further social implications of radiofrequency identification tag technology and computing technologies that transfigure our body-limits and sense of self, privacy and human machine integration are considered, particularly as contemporary posthuman tele-tactile technologies challenge conventional notions of touch and control. The Virtual Gamelan performance environment is presented as a test-bed for precision gestural interaction with sound, and to gauge audience feedback about these contentious contemporary issues that bleed into other pervasive technologies of the imminent future. This research was developed from the perspective of the music composer/performer and the motivation to explore posthuman cyborg notions through the embodiment of sensors in the disciplines of music, human computer interaction, and design in a technological cyborg discussion that positions it differently to 'mythological' cyborg discourse. The embodiment and permeation of the body are integral to the research goal of altering music performance paradigms.
dc.publisher Routledge
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1080/10350330.2011.591997
dc.title Tele-touch embodied controllers; posthuman gestural interaction in music performance
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Social Semiotics
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 21
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.publocation West Sussex, UK
dc.identifier.startpage 547 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 568 en_US DAB.School of Design en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2001 Communication and Media Studies
dc.for 2099 Other Language, Communication and Culture
dc.personcode 998722
dc.percentage 40 en_US Other Language, Literature and Culture en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.edition 1st
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords tele-tactile music; networked music performance; cyborg music performance; sensor interaction; gestural sound control; radiofrequency identification tags; posthumanism; proprioception. en_US
dc.description.keywords tele-tactile music
dc.description.keywords networked music performance
dc.description.keywords cyborg music performance
dc.description.keywords sensor interaction
dc.description.keywords gestural sound control
dc.description.keywords radiofrequency identification tags
dc.description.keywords posthumanism
dc.description.keywords proprioception.
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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