Digital Anthropophagy: Refashioning Words as Image, Sound and Action

Simanowski, Roberto. (2010) Digital Anthropophagy: Refashioning Words as Image, Sound and Action. Leonardo : journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, 43 (2). pp. 159-163.

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This paper discusses the incorporation of text within interactive installations as an expression of cultural anthropophagy. This "consumption" is carried out not by displacing the text (i.e. replacing it with images) but by transforming text into image, sound or action, or into a post-alphabetic object (i.e. depriving the text of its linguistic value). As shown in detailed examples, the de-semanticization of text turns words into ornament, while in other cases (where the linguistic value of the text is stressed within the interactive installation or can be "rescued" from it) the literary is still an important subject of attention.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement K√ľnste, Medien, Philosophie > Ehemalige Einheiten Philosophie und Medienwissenschaft > Medienwissenschaft (Simanowski)
UniBasel Contributors:Simanowski, Roberto
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:MIT Press
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:11 Oct 2012 15:22

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