Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Stelarc - Meat, Metal and Code: The Cadaver, the Comatose and the Chimera
Stelarc is a Performance Artist and holds the Chair in Performance Art at the School of Arts, Brunel University, London. Stelarc speaks on mixed and augmented realities and our biological bodies at the Screen Media seminar: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/2251/
Abstract: We are increasingly expected to perform in Mixed and Augmented Realities. We are no longer merely biological bodies but increasingly accelerated by our machines and enhanced by our instruments. And we have to manage data in virtual systems. We have become extended operational systems, performing beyond the boundaries of our skin and beyond the local space we inhabit. As well as Circulating Flesh it is now an age of Fractal and Phantom Flesh.