Beyond Reality – Die Webcam als Medium

In recent years artistic productions have again increasingly been articulated in public spaces. The difference to the interventions staged in the 1960s and 1970s lies in the fact that project initiators today use the Internet to make their projects accessible to a wider public. That raises issues of the relationship between public and the space of the internet. Due to new media technologies (Internet, Smartphones, iPad) we also increasingly perceive the public from a perspective of distance. How does that change our perception of the public sphere? The Internet represents an intersection that brings together different technologies, contents and actions. Performative practices which are organized through social networks, media devices like the webcam or the smartphone, and the technologies that make all this possible, overlap. It is a connection which we can paraphrase with the term performativity.

Lecture by Damian Jurt at Symposium Inside Out-of-Home-Displays on 16 November 2011 at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

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Post published on 16.11.2011.

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