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Archaeologies of Touch

Archaeologies of Touch

Interfacing with Haptics from Electricity to Computing

  • Author: David Parisi
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 1452956197
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 452
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A material history of haptics technology that raises new questions about the relationship between touch and media Since the rise of radio and television, we have lived in an era defined increasingly by the electronic circulation of images and sounds. But the flood of new computing technologies known as haptic interfaces—which use electricity, vibration, and force feedback to stimulate the sense of touch—offering an alternative way of mediating and experiencing reality. In Archaeologies of Touch, David Parisi offers the first full history of these increasingly vital technologies, showing how the efforts of scientists and engineers over the past three hundred years have gradually remade and redefined our sense of touch. Through lively analyses of electrical machines, videogames, sex toys, sensory substitution systems, robotics, and human–computer interfaces, Parisi shows how the materiality of touch technologies has been shaped by attempts to transform humans into more efficient processors of information. With haptics becoming ever more central to emerging virtual-reality platforms (immersive bodysuits loaded with touch-stimulating actuators), wearable computers (haptic messaging systems like the Apple Watch’s Taptic Engine), and smartphones (vibrations that emulate the feel of buttons and onscreen objects), Archaeologies of Touch offers a timely and provocative engagement with the long history of touch technology that helps us confront and question the power relations underpinning the project of giving touch its own set of technical media.

Visual Culture: Histories, archaeologies and genealogies of visual culture

Visual Culture: Histories, archaeologies and genealogies of visual culture

  • Author: Joanne Morra,Marquard Smith
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415326438
  • Category: Art and society
  • Page: 353
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Archaeologies of Presence

Archaeologies of Presence

  • Author: Gabriella Giannachi,Nick Kaye,Michael Shanks
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136458026
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 304
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Archaeologies of Presence is a brilliant exploration of how the performance of presence can be understood through the relationships between performance theory and archaeological thinking. Drawing together carefully commissioned contributions by leading international scholars and artists, this radical new work poses a number of essential questions: What are the principle signifiers of theatrical presence? How is presence achieved through theatrical performance? What makes a memory come alive and live again? How is presence connected with identity? Is presence synonymous with 'being in the moment'? What is the nature of the ‘co-presence’ of audience and performer? Where does performance practice end and its documentation begin? Co-edited by performance specialists Gabriella Giannachi and Nick Kaye, and archaeologist Michael Shanks, Archaeologies of Presence represents an innovative and rewarding feat of interdisciplinary scholarship.

Inauthentic Archaeologies

Inauthentic Archaeologies

Public Uses and Abuses of the Past

  • Author: Troy R Lovata
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315426927
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 168
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Archaeology has an impact on the public far beyond what any archaeologist would imagine. In this concise, student-friendly look at the public appropriation of archaeology, Troy Lovata examines outright hoaxes, fanciful re-creations, artistic representations, commercial enterprises, and discredited replicas of the past. The book explores examples from around the world and across time to help readers understand how the past becomes social currency for both professional archaeologists and the public at large. Lovata addresses central questions of authenticity, ownership of the past, and the use of archaeology by everyone from artists to multinational corporations. Examples include the Piltdown Hoax, replica Anasazi cliff dwellings at Manitou Springs, Colorado, reconstructed Spanish torreons, and playful Stonehenge replicas. Student exercises, cartoons, interviews, and illustrations add to the pedagogical value of this concise, fascinating work for students in introductory archaeology classes.

Studies in Social Theory in the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

Studies in Social Theory in the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

  • Author: Ianir Milevski,Thomas Evan Levy
  • Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)
  • ISBN: 9781781792476
  • Category: Anthropology
  • Page: 224
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This volume presents a series of studies by scholars working in Middle Eastern archaeology who actively apply social theory to interpret their fieldwork. It aims to highlight the value of using social theory in the interpretation of field work in a region where, traditionally, such approaches have not played a major role. There are a number of factors that account for why social theory is often under-exploited by archaeologists in this part of the world. In many countries, where large numbers of the foreign archaeologists are involved, a division between those doing fieldwork and those undertaking archaeological interpretation can easily arise. Or, the lack of interest in social theory may stem from a legacy of positivism that overrides other approaches. There is also the fact that archaeology and anthropology often belong to separate academic departments and are considered two separate disciplines disconnected from each other. In some cases the centrality of historical paradigms has precluded the use of social theory. There are also divisions between universities and other research institutions, such as departments of antiquities, which is not conductive to interdisciplinary cooperation. This factor is especially debilitating in contexts of rapid destruction of sites and the exponential growth of salvage excavations and emergency surveys. The papers integrate a wide range of perspectives including 'New' or 'Processual' archaeology, Marxist, 'Post-Processual', evolutionist, cognitive, symbolic, and Cyber- archaeologies and touch on many topics including 3D representation, GIS, mapping and social theory, semiotics and linguistics, gender and bioarchaeology, social and technical identities, and modern historical modelling and social practices in Middle Eastern archaeology.

Archaeologies of Consciousness

Archaeologies of Consciousness

Essays in Experimental Prehistory

  • Author: Gyrus
  • Publisher: Dreamflesh
  • ISBN: 095480547X
  • Category: Occultism
  • Page: 184
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Collected for the first time, these essays delve into the mysteries of the prehistoric human mind with intelligence, passion and a radical approach to the unknowability of the evocative but obscure early chapters of the human story. Starting from personal experiences with megalithic monuments and sites of ancient rock art, Gyrus unfolds implications and speculations that keep one eye on the latest academic research, the other on the unproven possibilities that intimacy with prehistoric relics affords. Also includes a foreword by acclaimed antiquarian, Julian Cope.

Archaeologies of Colonialism

Archaeologies of Colonialism

Consumption, Entanglement, and Violence in Ancient Mediterranean France

  • Author: Michael Dietler
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520947940
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 480
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This book presents a theoretically informed, up-to-date study of interactions between indigenous peoples of Mediterranean France and Etruscan, Greek, and Roman colonists during the first millennium BC. Analyzing archaeological data and ancient texts, Michael Dietler explores these colonial encounters over six centuries, focusing on material culture, urban landscapes, economic practices, and forms of violence. He shows how selective consumption linked native societies and colonists and created transformative relationships for each. Archaeologies of Colonialism also examines the role these ancient encounters played in the formation of modern European identity, colonial ideology, and practices, enumerating the problems for archaeologists attempting to re-examine these past societies.

Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past

Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past

  • Author: Victor Buchli,Gavin Lucas,Margaret Cox
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415232784
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 194
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The Contributors to this volume represent the most recent research in this exciting new field. This new archaeology gives a crucial understanding of the experience of modernity and the communities it continues to affect.

Archaeologies of Vision

Archaeologies of Vision

Foucault and Nietzsche on Seeing and Saying

  • Author: Gary Shapiro
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226750460
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 437
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While many acknowledge that Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault have redefined our notions of time and history, few recognize the crucial role that 'the infinite relation' between seeing and saying plays in their work. Shapiro reveals the full extent of Nietzsche and Foucault's concern with the visual.

Archaeologies of English Renaissance Literature

Archaeologies of English Renaissance Literature

  • Author: Philip Schwyzer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 227
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Early modern English literature abounds with archaeological images, from open graves to ruined monasteries. Schwyzer demonstrates that archaeology can shed light on literary texts including works by Spenser, Shakespeare, and Donne. The book also explores the kinship between two disciplines distinguished by their intimacy with the traces of past life.