Science, performance and transformation: performance for a ‘scientific’ age?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620304
Title:
Science, performance and transformation: performance for a ‘scientific’ age?
Authors:
Johnson, Paul
Abstract:
The ‘two cultures’ of science and the arts/humanities are often considered at odds, but digital technology, and the broader implications of digital culture, provides a model for more productive forms of exchange and hybridity. This article applies theories of intercultural theatre practice to performance that works across this cultural divide to explore the types of interaction that take place. Following a historical discussion of the science/art divide, a three-fold model is proposed and explored through case studies including Djerassi and Laszlo's 2003 NO, Eduardo Kac's 1999 Genesis, Reckless Sleepers' 1996/2006 Schrödinger's Box, and John Barrow's 2002 Infinities. It is argued that science operates through the creation of mathematical models of aspects of the physical world, whilst art similarly constructs different kinds of models for understanding the social/cultural and occasionally physical world. Digital technology expands the modelling possibilities both directly, through simulation, virtual reality and integration into ‘live’ activities of augmented and intermedia performance, and through the transformative nature of digital culture.
Citation:
Science, performance and transformation: performance for a ‘scientific’ age? 2014, 10 (2):130 International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media
Issue Date:
30-Sep-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620304
DOI:
10.1080/14794713.2014.946282
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14794713.2014.946282
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1479-4713; 2040-0934
Appears in Collections:
FOA

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dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-09T14:01:03Z-
dc.date.available2016-12-09T14:01:03Z-
dc.date.issued2014-09-30-
dc.identifier.citationScience, performance and transformation: performance for a ‘scientific’ age? 2014, 10 (2):130 International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Mediaen
dc.identifier.issn1479-4713-
dc.identifier.issn2040-0934-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14794713.2014.946282-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620304-
dc.description.abstractThe ‘two cultures’ of science and the arts/humanities are often considered at odds, but digital technology, and the broader implications of digital culture, provides a model for more productive forms of exchange and hybridity. This article applies theories of intercultural theatre practice to performance that works across this cultural divide to explore the types of interaction that take place. Following a historical discussion of the science/art divide, a three-fold model is proposed and explored through case studies including Djerassi and Laszlo's 2003 NO, Eduardo Kac's 1999 Genesis, Reckless Sleepers' 1996/2006 Schrödinger's Box, and John Barrow's 2002 Infinities. It is argued that science operates through the creation of mathematical models of aspects of the physical world, whilst art similarly constructs different kinds of models for understanding the social/cultural and occasionally physical world. Digital technology expands the modelling possibilities both directly, through simulation, virtual reality and integration into ‘live’ activities of augmented and intermedia performance, and through the transformative nature of digital culture.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14794713.2014.946282en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Mediaen
dc.subjectscience theatreen
dc.subjectintercultural theoryen
dc.subjectEduardo Kacen
dc.subjectReckless Sleepersen
dc.subjectJohn Barrowen
dc.subjectCarl Djerassien
dc.titleScience, performance and transformation: performance for a ‘scientific’ age?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Mediaen
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