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Title Technovisuality : cultural re-enchantment and the experience of technology / edited by Helen Grace, Amy Chan Kit-Sze and Wong Kin Yuen.
Imprint London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2016.
©2016

Series International library of visual culture ; 21
International library of visual culture ; 21.
Subject Visual communication.
Human-computer interaction.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Alt Name Grace, Helen, 1949-
Chan, Amy Kit-sze,
Yuen, Wong Kin,
Description 1 online resource (xii, 288 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-283), filmography (page 283) and index.
Contents Section 1: Wondering. 1. The ̀Thousand-Mile Eye' and the Image-less Elephant: Imag(in)ing the Universe in Eco-poetics and Philosophy / Wong Kin Yuen -- 2. The World, Time / D. N. Rodowick -- 3. Technologies of Enchantment: Figures of Wonder in Cyberfiction / Veronica Hollinger -- 4. The Birth of Wonder in the Database Economy / Sean Cubitt -- Section 2: Perceiving. 5. The Performative Archive: New Conceptions of the Archive in Contemporary Theory, Art and New Media Practices / Eivind Røssaak -- 6. Visualizing the Universe: Mandala and Buddhist Cosmology as Technovisual Embodiment / Amy Chan Kit-Sze -- 7. Meditation-Image as Transfiguration of Experience: Bill Viola's Video Art / Nevena Ivanovo -- Section 3: Experiencing. 8. Tracking the Screen in Public Spaces: Everyday Dis/Enchantment / Chris Berry and Janet Harbord -- 9. Screens and Imagination: Technovisuality and Consumption in Hong Kong Urbanscapes / Felix Loi Ho Man -- 10. Multiple Modernities and the Imaging of Uselessness in Contemporary Chinese Cinema / Michelle Huang Tsung-yi and Chi-She Li.
Summary "How should we regard the contemporary proliferation of images? Today, visual information is available as projected, printed and on-screen imagery, in the forms of video games, scientific data, virtual environments and architectural renderings. Fearful and anti-visualist responses to this phenomenon abound. Spread by digital technologies, images are thought to threaten the word and privilege surface value over content. Yet as they multiply, images face unprecedented competition for attention. This book explores the opportunities that can arise from the ubiquity of visual stimuli. It reveals that 'technovisuality' - the fusion of digital technology with the visual - can work 'wonders'; not so much dazzling audiences with special effects as reviving our enchantment with popular culture. Introducing a new term for an entirely new field of academic study, this book reveals the centrality of 'technovisuality' in 21st century life"--Publisher's website.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780857739193 (electronic bk.)
0857739190 (electronic bk.)
9781784530341
1784530344
OCLC # 1089729253
Additional Format Print version: Technovisuality. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2016 9781784530341 (DLC) 2017465105 (OCoLC)934408835