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By Sarah Bay-Cheng, Chiel Kattenbelt, Andy Lavender, Robin Nelson

This insightful ebook explores the connection among theater and electronic tradition. The authors convey that the wedding of conventional functionality with new applied sciences results in an upheaval of the implicit “live” caliber of theatre through introducing media interfaces and web protocols, all of the whereas blurring the obstacles among theater-makers and their audience. 

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On the contrary, they only exist in the creative activity of the artist and in the experience of the observer, listener or spectator (Fischer-Lichte 2004, 29). ) more or less lose their “polarity” and “sharpness of distinction” (Fischer-Lichte 2004, 33). 10 But it may be that art is by definition performative. I consider the performative turn in the contemporary arts literally as a radicalisation of the performative aspects of art in order to reinforce the materiality or expressive qualities of the aesthetic utterance, to emphasise the aesthetic situation as a staging and world-making event taking place in the presence of the here and now, and to intensify the aesthetic experience as an embodied experience.

As a necessary condition of its operations it produces a certain specific body. The alphabetic body points to the intimate intertwining of bodily practices of perception and cognition and the technologies of writing and print, and how this intertwining not only impacts the perception of written language but also how we perceive and make sense of other things. This does not mean that these bodily practices necessarily happen at the level of our conscious awareness. Communicational media and semiotic apparatuses never coincide with their intended social uses or cultural purposes or their defined instrumentality or the effects sought and attributed to their manifest contents.

The shared lifeworld of many people (particularly inhabitants of larger cities) can no longer be defined independent of the multi- or intercultural society in which they live. It may also be that many people belong to several quite separate communities, some of which may be separated by significant geographical or virtual distances. Their sense of belonging to a community is thus no longer restricted to meeting each other physically or sharing a physical environment in which they may have common interests.

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