Transdisciplinary Digital Art: Sound, Vision and the New Screen

Transdisciplinary Digital Art. Sound, Vision and the New Screen
Digital Art Weeks and Interactive Futures 2006/2007, Zurich, Switzerland and Victoria, BC, Canada, Selected Papers
Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg
Series: Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 7
Adams, Randy; Gibson, Steve; Müller Arisona, Stefan (Eds.)
2008, IX, 501 p. With online files/update., Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-540-79485-1

This volume collects selected papers from the past two instances of Digital Art Weeks (Zurich, Switzerland) and Interactive Futures (Victoria, BC, Canada), two parallel festivals of digital media art. The work represented in “Transdisciplinary Digital Art” is a confirmation of the vitality and breadth of the digital arts. Collecting essays that broadly encompass the digital arts, “Transdisciplinary Digital Art” gives a clear overview of the on-going strength of scientific, philosophical, aesthetic and artistic research that makes digital art perhaps the defining medium of the 21st Century.


Introduction: Why Transdisciplinary Digital Art? — Steve Gibson

I Philosophies of the Digital
1. The Ethics of Aesthetics — Don Ritter
2. Ethical and Activist Considerations of the Technological Artwork — David Cecchetto
3. DIY: The Militant Embrace of Technology — Marcin Ramocki
4. Tuning in Rorschach Maps — Will Pappenheimer
5. Body Degree Zero: Anatomy of an Interactive Performance — Alan Dunning, Paul Woodrow
6. Artificial, Natural, Historical – Acoustic Ambiguities in Documentary Film — Julian Rohrhuber
7. The Colour of Time (God is a lobster and other forbidden bodies) — Johnny Golding
8. Behind the Screen: Installations from the Interactive Future — Ted Hiebert

II Digital Literacies
9. Transliteracy and New Media — Sue Thomas
10. Digital Archiving and “The New Screen” — John F. Barber
11. Digital Fiction: From the Page to the Screen — Kate Pullinger
12. The Present [Future] of Electronic Literature — Dene Grigar
13. Transient Passages: The Work of Peter Horvath — Celina Jeffery

III Multimedia Composition and Performance
14. Visceral Mobile Music Systems — Atau Tanaka
15. Designing a System for Supporting the Process of Making a Video Sequence — Shigeki Amitani, Ernest Edmonds
16. Video Game Audio Prototyping with Half-Life 2 — Leonard J. Paul
17. Computer-assisted Content Editing Techniques for Live Multimedia Performance — Stefan Muller Arisona, Pascal Muller, Simon Schubiger-Banz, Matthias Specht
18. Computational Audiovisual Composition Using Lua — Wesley Smith, Graham Wakefield
19. Interrelation: Sound-Transformation and Re-Mixing in Real-Time — Hannes Raffaseder, Martin Parker
20. Functors for Music: The Rubato Composer System — Guerino Mazzola, Gerard Milmeister, Karim Morsy, Florian Thalmann
21. Inventing Malleable Scores: From Paper to Screen Based Scores — Arthur Clay
22. Glimmer: Creating New Connections — Jason Freeman
23. Variations on Variations — Daniel Peter Biro

IV Interfaces and Expression
24. Gestures, Interfaces and Other Secrets of the Stage — Eva Sjuve
25. Beyond the Threshold: The Dynamic Interface as Permeable Technology — Carolyn Guertin
26. CoPuppet: Collaborative Interaction in Virtual Puppetry — Paolo Bottoni, Stefano Faralli, Anna Labella, Alessio Malizia, Mario Pierro, Semi Ryu
27. Experiments in Digital Puppetry: Video Hybrids in Apples Quartz Composer — Ian Grant
28. Formalized and Non-Formalized Expression in Musical Interfaces — Cornelius Poepel

V Digital Space: Design, Movement, and Robotics
29. Interactive Spaces — Jeffrey Huang, Muriel Waldvogel
30. From Electric Devices to Electronic Behaviour — Stijn Ossevoort
31. Scentsory Design: Scent Whisper and Fashion Fluidics — Jennifer Tillotson
32. Advances in Expressive Animation in the Interactive Performance of a Butoh Dance — Jurg Gutknecht, Irena Kulka, Paul Lucowicz, Tom Stricker
33. Anthropocentrism and the Staging of Robots — Louis-Philippe Demers, Jana Horakova

VI Digital Performance in Urban Spaces
34. Imaging Place: Globalization and Immersive Media — John Craig Freeman
35. About… Software, Surveillance, Scariness, Subjectivity (and SVEN) — Amy Alexander
36. The NOVA Display System — Simon Schubiger-Banz, Martina Eberle
37. Four Wheel Drift — Petra Watson, Julie Andreyev