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By Susan Kozel

In Closer, Susan Kozel attracts on concert perform, electronic applied sciences, and the philosophical technique of phenomenology. knowledgeable in dance and philosophy, Kozel locations the human physique on the heart of explorations of interactive interfaces, responsive structures, and affective computing, asking what could be chanced on as we develop into towards our desktops -- as they turn into extensions of our methods of considering, 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 development of latest actual states, degrees of wakeful expertise, or even ethics. We reencounter ourselves and others via our interactive computers. What we want now are conceptual and methodological frameworks to mirror this. Kozel bargains a well timed transforming of the phenomenology of French thinker Maurice Merleau-Ponty. this technique, in keeping with a recognize for lived adventure, starts off by means of hearing the senses and noting insights that arrive in the course of dance, or with no trouble in the course of existence. the mix of functionality and phenomenology provided by means of nearer yields entwinements among event and mirrored image that make clear, problematize, or restructure scholarly methods to human our bodies utilizing electronic applied sciences. After outlining her procedure and method and clarifying the foremost ideas of functionality, applied sciences, and virtuality, Kozel applies phenomenological strategy to the event of designing and appearing in a variety of computational structures: telematics, movement seize, responsive architectures, and wearable computing. The transformative power 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 know-how at Simon Fraser college, Vancouver, Canada.

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