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Super Media World : an archaeology of convergence and exchange between physical and digital spaces

Dorloff, J (2017) Super Media World : an archaeology of convergence and exchange between physical and digital spaces. Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

Super Media World has been an exploration of the spaces that exist around,
within, and between screen technologies. Investigating the physical locations
inhabited by screen and viewer, illusory time-spaces constructed by the
spectacles of cinema and TV, and the online site-spaces created by digital
media, I have collected and produced imagery, footage, and objects from
these spaces, using them to create artworks that explore potential interactions
and points of convergence between these realms.
With reference to modes of collection, manipulation, archiving, and
reproduction, this project has examined the flexible, convergent nature of
screen spaces past and present. Following a method of production based on
the media archaeologies of Erkki Huhtamo and Jussi Parikka, I researched
the layers of technological history that have shaped the current media
environment, at once identifying, expanding, and augmenting these strata
through my intervention. This central process became a way of tracing,
crafting, and subverting moments of intersection between physical and digital
spaces of the screen, generating new layers, new archaeologies.
With reference to the philosophies and practices of Walter Benjamin, Michel
Foucault, and Soda_Jerk, amongst others, this project has considered the
fluidity of spaces, reflecting on the relationship between advances in
techniques of viewing and fluctuations in perception. With an awareness that
any concept of the relationship between spaces is in a state of constant flux,
the aim, and outcome, of this project has been to mediate, recreate, and
reflect on the potential alteration of visible spaces through artistic intervention
using screen-based media.

Item Type: Thesis - Research Master
Authors/Creators:Dorloff, J
Keywords: Media Archaeology, Communication, Video Art, Technology
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Copyright 2017 the Author

Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2017 01:44
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2017 01:44
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