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By Susan Kozel

In Closer, Susan Kozel attracts on concert perform, electronic applied sciences, and the philosophical process of phenomenology. knowledgeable in dance and philosophy, Kozel areas the human physique on the middle of explorations of interactive interfaces, responsive structures, and affective computing, asking what could be came across as we turn into in the direction of our pcs -- as they turn into extensions of our methods of pondering, relocating, and touching. functionality, Kozel argues, can act as a catalyst for knowing wider social and cultural makes use of of electronic expertise. Taking this one step additional, performative acts of sharing the physique via our electronic units foster a collaborative building of recent actual states, degrees of wakeful understanding, or even ethics. We reencounter ourselves and others via our interactive desktops. What we want now are conceptual and methodological frameworks to mirror this. Kozel deals a well timed transforming of the phenomenology of French thinker Maurice Merleau-Ponty. this technique, in accordance with a admire for lived adventure, starts off by means of hearing the senses and noting insights that arrive in the middle of dance, or easily in the course of existence. the combo of functionality and phenomenology provided by means of nearer yields entwinements among event and mirrored image that make clear, problematize, or restructure scholarly techniques to human our bodies utilizing electronic applied sciences. After outlining her method and technique and clarifying the main suggestions of functionality, applied sciences, and virtuality, Kozel applies phenomenological strategy to the adventure of designing and acting in various computational structures: telematics, movement seize, responsive architectures, and wearable computing. The transformative capability of the alchemy among our bodies and applied sciences is the basis of nearer. With cautious layout, destiny generations of responsive structures and cellular units can extend our social, actual, and emotional exchanges. Susan Kozel is affiliate Professor within the university of Interactive Arts and expertise at Simon Fraser collage, Vancouver, Canada.

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