Folksonomy | Puppetry is a structured repository of digital culture and creative practice. en-au Creative Commons License: (cc), Simon Perkins Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:09:54 +1000 Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:09:54 +1000 Constellations 2.0 60 Music video of Chinese court style - Birdsong in Hollow Valley Zi De Guqin Studio Published on 26 May 2019 Composer Wei Xiaohan Adapted Tang Bin Gu Zheng Cai Shan Flute Tang Bin Yin Hao Hao Nan Box drum Yang Yang Small hit Ye Lijia Recording mixing photography editing late Tang Bin Joint production self-acquisition of the piano dress restoration Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:09:54 +1000 Hakana iuml dance performance 2013 Hakana iuml is a solo choreographic performance that unfolds through a series of images in motion In Japanese Hakana iuml denotes that which is temporary and fragile evanescent and transient and in this case something set between dreams and reality While widely associated with nature the term is now often used to elicit an intangible aspect of the human condition and its precariousness It encompasses two elements that concerning the human being as well as that related to dreams This symbolic relationship is the foundation of the dance composition in which a dancer gives life to a space somewhere between the borders of imagination and reality through her interactions with the images she encounters The images are on-stage animations that move in physical patterns according to the rhythm of the live sounds that they follow The performance s outcome is the revelation of a digital installation to its audience Fig 1 Composed and Directed by Adrien Mondot amp Claire Bardainne Dance alternating Akiko Kajihara Satchie Noro Virginie Barjonet Francesca Ziviani Digital Interpretation alternating Adrien Mondot Claire Bardainne J eacute r eacute my Chartier Lo iuml s Drouglazet Sound Design Christophe Sartori Lo iuml s Drouglazet Pierre Xucla Sound Interpretation Christophe Sartori Lo iuml s Drouglazet J eacute r eacute my Chartier Pierre Xucla Set Design Martin Gautron Vincent Perreux Digital Toolset Lo iuml s Drouglazet Light Design J eacute r eacute my Chartier Outside Viewer Charlotte Farcet Costume Design Johanna Elaouf Technical Director Alexis Bergeron Administrator Marek Vuiton Booking Charlotte Auch eacute Production assistant Margaux L eacute tang Produced by Adrien M Claire B Co-productions Funding amp Support Les Subsistances Lyon Centre Pompidou-Metz La Ferme du Buisson Sc egrave ne nationale de Marne-la-Vall eacute e Noisiel Hexagone Sc egrave ne Nationale Arts Sciences ndash Meylan Les Champs Libres Rennes Centre des Arts Enghien-les-Bains Maison de la Culture de Nevers et de la Ni egrave vre City of Lille DICR eacute AM The Adrien M Claire B Company is accredited by DRAC Rh ocirc ne-Alpes Rh ocirc ne-Alpes Region and is supported by the City of Lyon Mon, 02 Nov 2015 22:50:57 +1000 Webcam Venus and other NIRL Masterpieces In Webcam Venus we asked online sexcam performers to replicate iconic works of art This piece is an experimental homage to both fine art and the lowbrow internet phenomenon of cams Sexcams use webcams and chat interfaces to connect amateur adult performers with an audience Users log on to see men women transsexuals couples and groups broadcast their bodies and sexuality live for the public often performing for money To create this experiment in high and low brow media we assumed anonymous handles and spent a few hours each day for a month asking performers Would you like to pose for me What is beauty today By operating in the language of sexcams we alter the contemporary ideal of beauty with the ubiquitous display of sexuality online We challenge the institutions which enforce false perceptions of propriety mdash via nudity in classical painting mdash as the only form of acceptable safe-for-work beauty Publicly presented traditional paintings and sculptures are prevalent with sexuality and gender politics and yet the display of nudity online is usually defined as pornography Amateur adult broadcasters also resist the popular contemporary definition of beauty They are not the typical definition of beauty prevalent main stream media heavily Photoshopped image in the name of advertising which destroys self image and confidence while encouraging materialism Sexcam performers are the apotheosis of the most honest parts of us and yet typically the least valued part of a society Even though they are transmitted virtually they are real people and they are beautiful Addie Wagenknecht 5 March 2013 Free Art and Technology Lab Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:07:18 +1000 BEAUTY animating Western romantic paintings CREDITS Director RINO STEFANO TAGLIAFIERRO Assistant Director LAILA SONSINO 2nd Assistant Director CARLOTTA BALESTRIERI Editing ndash Compositing ndash Animation RINO STEFANO TAGLIAFIERRO Sound Design ENRICO ASCOLI Art Direction RINO STEFANO TAGLIAFIERRO Historiographer GIULIANO CORTI Mon, 27 Jan 2014 10:00:18 +1000 Observation at high speed slit-scan photography of passengers waiting at Shinjuku Alexanderplatz and 42 Street stations Tue, 21 Jan 2014 09:05:44 +1000 Decoding BMW s You Know You Are Not The First The young woman s flawless skin is emphasizing the societal view of how perfection is what is considered beautiful and ideal Her skin doesn t have a single blemish bruise bump or scar on it Her makeup is very subtle and her cheeks have a slight rosy glow to them giving her a very youthful appearance The lack of jewelry is also making her look younger and more innocent and it is putting the focus solely on her bare flawless skin this flawlessness is likely representing what one would get if they purchase one of their premium selection used BMW s spotlessness in paint and interior Although BMW engages this image of innocence and flawlessness there also appears to be a significant sexual message in this ad because the initial Innocent image dissolves as you skim down the ad and see how the young woman s eye contact is directly with the camera and it looks as if she is looking right into your eyes with a seductive expression Her mouth also get a lot of attention as it appears to be slightly open drawing your attention right to her full lips open lips are used to suggest sexual excitement or passion Sonia Sidhu 10 June 2012 Fri, 04 Oct 2013 17:36:46 +1000 Inside Out of Mind ethnographic research catalyst for theatre project Based on extraordinary and extensive ethnographic research Inside Out of Mind offers moving insight into the mysterious domain of dementia a world of medical magical realism peopled with puppets and performers in pursuit of a lost man in pursuit of lost love A darkly comic and empathic tale Meeting Ground Theatre Company Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:03:51 +1000 The Media and Performance Laboratory at Utrecht School of the Arts The Media and Performance LAB MAPLAB is founded by the Research Centre Theatre Making Processes at the Faculty of Theatre Utrecht School of the Arts It is initiated and led by Joris Weijdom head of the research group Virtual Theatre The main goal of the MAPLAB is to provide a space for research into the possibilities of interactive technology in a performative context and to translate this into didactic strategies The modular approach to space tools and diversity of interdisciplinary making processes the MAPLAB provides outstanding conditions to research design and develop at the intersection of the performing arts media and interaction Mon, 08 Jul 2013 13:33:52 +1000 Ways In and Out of the Hermeneutic Circle In this lecture Professor Paul Fry examines acts of reading and interpretation by way of the theory of hermeneutics The origins of hermeneutic thought are traced through Western literature The mechanics of hermeneutics including the idea of a hermeneutic circle are explored in detail with reference to the works of Hans ndash George Gadamer Martin Heidegger and E D Hirsch Particular attention is paid to the emergence of concepts of historicism and historicality and their relation to hermeneutic theory Open Yale Courses 22 January 2009 Sun, 19 May 2013 22:56:03 +1000 Eurocentrism permeates our common cartographic representations on most maps Europe and North America are situated on top ndash allowing us to believe that these countries are really on top of the world Africa Australia and South America are always situated at the bottom Why never the other way around Cartographers make assumptions about the world North is assumed to be at the top and these assumptions have become normalised and are viewed as common sense But these politically embedded assumptions help to structure how we see the world and our place in it Few of us ever stop to think about the politics of cartography and what it says about Western cultural and economic imperialism and domination Few ever think how these unexamined assumptions structure the way we see ourselves to what extent and on what basis we rate our own worth or supposed entirely imagined lack thereof or how it restricts our imagination and limits the ways in which we think it is possible to excel and thrive in this world Pierre De Vos 23 April 2013 Sun, 28 Apr 2013 17:47:37 +1000 Interpretation is reactionary impertinent cowardly and stifling Interpretation in our own time however is even more complex For the contemporary zeal for the project of interpretation is often prompted not by piety toward the troublesome text which may conceal an aggression but by an open aggressiveness an overt contempt for appearances The old style of interpretation was insistent but respectful it erected another meaning on top of the literal one The modern style of interpretation excavates and as it excavates destroys it digs behind the text to find a sub ndash text which is the true one The most celebrated and influential modern doctrines those of Marx and Freud actually amount to elaborate systems of hermeneutics aggressive and impious theories of interpretation All observable phenomena are bracketed in Freud s phrase as manifest content This manifest content must be probed and pushed aside to find the true meaning ndash the latent content ndash beneath For Marx social events like revolutions and wars for Freud the events of individual lives like neurotic symptoms and slips of the tongue as well as texts like a dream or a work of art ndash all are treated as occasions for interpretation According to Marx and Freud these events only seem to be intelligible Actually they have no meaning without interpretation To understand is to interpret And to interpret is to restate the phenomenon in effect to find an equivalent for it Thus interpretation is not as most people assume an absolute value a gesture of mind situated in some timeless realm of capabilities Interpretation must itself be evaluated within a historical view of human consciousness In some cultural contexts interpretation is a liberating act It is a means of revising of transvaluing of escaping the dead past In other cultural contexts it is reactionary impertinent cowardly stifling Susan Sontag 1966 Susan Sontag 1966 Against Interpretation And Other Essays Farrar Strauss amp Giroux Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:19:44 +1000 The Social Constructivist Worldview Social constructivism often combined with interpretivism see Mertens 1998 is such a perspective and it is typically seen as an approach to qualitative research The ideas came from Mannheim and from works such as Berger and Luekmann s 1967 The Social Construction of Reality and Lincoln and Guba s 1985 Naturalistic Inquiry More recent writers who have summarized this position are Lincoln and Guba 2000 Schwandt 2007 Neuman 2000 and Crotty 1998 among others Social constructivists hold assumptions that individuals seek understanding of the world in which they live and work Individuals develop subjective meanings of their experiences ndash meanings directed toward certain objects or things These meanings are varied and multiple leading the researcher to look for the complexity of views rather than narrowing meanings into a few categories or ideas The goal of the research is to rely as much as possible on the participants views of the situation being studied The questions become broad and general so that the participants can construct the meaning of a situation typically forged in discussions or interactions with other persons The more open ndash ended the questioning the better as the researcher listens carefully to what people say or do in their life settings Often these subjective meanings are negotiated socially and historically They are not simply imprinted on individuals but are formed through interaction with others hence social constructivism and through historical and cultural norms that operate in individuals lives Thus constructivist researchers often address the processes of interaction among individuals They also focus on the specific contexts in which people live and work in order to understand the historical and cultural settings of the participants Researchers recognize that their own backgrounds shape their interpretation and they position themselves in the research to acknowledge how their interpretation flows from their personal cultural and historical experiences The researcher s intent is to make sense of or interpret the meanings others have about the world Rather than starting with a theory as in postpostivism inquirers generate or inductively develop a theory or pattern of meaning John Creswell 2003 John Creswell 2003 Research design Qualitative quantitative and mixed methods approaches 3rd ed Thousand Oaks CA Sage Publication Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:40:06 +1000 Archaeology is about our relationships with what is left of the past Archaeology is what archaeologists do This answer is not a tautology It refers us to the practices of archaeology And to the conditions under which archaeologists work ndash the institutions and infrastructures the politics and pragmatics of getting archaeological work done Archaeologists work on what is left of the past Archaeology is about relationships ndash between past and present between archaeologist and traces and remains Archaeology is a set of mediating practices ndash working on remains to translate to turn them into something sensible ndash inventory account narrative explanation whatever Archaeology is a way of acting and thinking ndash about what is left of the past about the temporality of remainder about material and temporal processes to which people and their goods are subject about the processes of order and entropy of making consuming and discarding at the heart of human experience Archaeological Sensibility and Archaeological Imagination are terms to summarize components of these mediating and transformative practices Sensibility refers us to the perceptual components of how we engage with the remains of the past Imagination refers us to the creative component ndash to the transforming work that is done on what is left over Michael Shanks Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:23:59 +1000 Hermeneutics where meaning is inter-subjectively created Hermeneutic theory is a member of the social subjectivist paradigm where meaning is inter ndash subjectively created in contrast to the empirical universe of assumed scientific realism Berthon et al 2002 Other approaches within this paradigm are social phenomenology and ethnography As part of the interpretative research family hermeneutics focuses on the significance that an aspect of reality takes on for the people under study Hermeneutics focuses on defining shared linguistic meaning for a representation or symbol In order to reach shared understanding as proposed in hermeneutic theory subjects must have access to shared linguistic and interpretative resources Marshall et al 2001 However hermeneutic theory also posits that linguistic meaning is likely open to infinite interpretation and reinterpretation due to the interpretative ambiguity coming from presuppositions to the conditions of usage different from authorial intention and to the evolution of words Marshall et al 2001 Due to its interpretive nature hermeneutics cannot be approached using a pre ndash determined set of criteria that is applied in a mechanical fashion Klein et al 1999 However a meta ndash principal sic known as the hermeneutic circle guides the hermeneutic approach where the process of understanding moves from parts of a whole to a global understanding of the whole and back to individual parts in an iterative manner Klein et al 1999 This meta ndash principal allows the development of a complex whole of shared meanings between subjects or between researchers and their subjects Klein et al 1999 Other co ndash existing principles that may help assure rigorous interpretive analysis involve a understanding the subject according to its social and historical context b assessing the historical social construction between the researcher and the subject c relating ideographic details to general theoretical concepts through abstraction and generalization d being sensitive to potential pre ndash conceptual theoretical contradictions between research design and actual findings e being aware of possible multiple interpretations among participants for a given sequence of events and f being conscious of potential biases or systematic distortions in the subject s narratives Klein et al 1999 IS Theory 15 November 2011 Information Systems PhD Preparation Program of the Marriott School of Management of Brigham Young University Sat, 19 Jan 2013 16:46:34 +1000 The Qualitative Research Interview While all interviews are used to get to know the interviewee better the purpose of that knowing varies according to the research question and the disciplinary perspective of the researcher Thus some research is designed to test a priori hypotheses often using a very structured interviewing format in which the stimulus questions and analyses are standardised while other research seeks to explore meaning and perceptions to gain a better understanding and or generate hypotheses This latter research generally requires some form of qualitative interviewing which encourages the interviewee to share rich descriptions of phenomena while leaving the interpretation or analysis to the investigators The purpose of the qualitative research interview is to contribute to a body of knowledge that is conceptual and theoretical and is based on the meanings that life experiences hold for the interviewees In this article we review different qualitative interview formats with a focus on the face ndash to ndash face in ndash depth qualitative research interview and conclude with a discussion of related technical and ethical issues Barbara DiCicco ndash Bloom and Benjamin F Crabtree 2006 Barbara DiCicco ndash Bloom and Benjamin F Crabtree 2006 The Qualitative Research Interview Medical Education Volume 40 Issue 4 pages 314 ndash 321 Wiley Online Library Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:56:47 +1000