The hybrid body and sonic-cyborg performance in why should our bodies end at the skin?

Aurie Hsu, Steven Kemper

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Abstract

In “A Cyborg Manifesto,” Donna Haraway describes how by the late twentieth century, humans have become hybridized with machines. While society has long been concerned with the ever-growing encroachment of technology into human activity, Haraway challenges this concern, proposing instead a kinship between organism and machine. The result is the cyborg, a hybrid body that fluidly transcends mechanical and organic boundaries. Why Should Our Bodies End at the Skin? for sensor-equipped dancer, robotic percussion, sound exciters, and live sound processing, explores these ideas of intersectionality and fluidity between organism and machine by connecting human action and mechanical tasks. This paper describes the creative framework and associated technologies involved in the development of the piece.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTEI 2019 - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages547-551
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450361965
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 17 2019
Event13th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2019 - Tempe, United States
Duration: Mar 17 2019Mar 20 2019

Publication series

NameTEI 2019 - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTempe
Period3/17/193/20/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

Keywords

  • Dance
  • Electroacoustic music
  • Hybrid body
  • Interactive performance
  • Robotics
  • Sensors
  • Sonic-cyborg performance
  • Wearable interface

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