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Thoughts and observations on cultural trends and creative practices are collected. Authors are invited to write in-depth articles and commentaries, as well as accounts and reviews of cultural experimentation.
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Virophilia Dinner Performance Quarantine Edition
Srtist LIN Pei-Ying hosted a remote session of the Virophilia Dinner Performance online. Participants joined in from their respective homes, sampling the 4-course meal concocted by the artist.
DATE2020.07.24
Rejection of human-centricBioArtVirophilia
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Glossary of BioArt: Top 10 Commonly Used Terms
What is “BioArt”? What is “moist media”? Through this glossary compiled by speculative designers KU Kuang-Yi and Paul GONG, you may gain more understanding of these terms and their meanings before further looking into the world of BioArt.
DATE2020.07.24
BioArtscienceArt
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An Introduction to the History and Development of BioArt
BioArt has blossomed as an art practice in the last two decades. What kinds of qualities define BioArt? How do we draw the boundaries of BioArt in myriads of discussions on intersecting art with science?
DATE2020.07.24
Eduardo KACGenetic ArtBioArt
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Is Immersive Art Just a Buzzword or a Must Know “Innovation”?
Is “immersive” a word of the brand-new era? Is it a new concept in aesthetics discourse following the latest technological advancements?
DATE2020.03.31
imageImmersive AestheticsTechnology
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The Immersive Aesthetics of Performing Arts in Taiwan
The actor-spectator relationship have changed from confining the spectators to their seats into treating them as the trigger and propeller of the performances.
DATE2020.03.30
public engagementImmersive AestheticsPerformance Art
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Virtual Reality and the Three Modalities That Shaped the World
If “virtual reality” is not simply a “technique” but also a “medium” capable of “shaping the world,” what would such a world look like?
DATE2020.03.30
Immersive Aestheticscyberspacevirtual reality
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Immersive Theatre: From Wagner’s Gesamtkunstwerk to Nazi Germany’s Wars
Is theatre always supposed to be immersive? In fact, in the very beginning, theatre is about the act of viewing. The word theatre originates from “theatron,” meaning “a place for viewing [spectacles].”
DATE2020.03.18
Immersive AestheticsGesamtkunstwerkWagner
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Investigating Translation from the Dimension of “Fansub Groups”
Translation is the core activity of fansub groups. From the perspectives of linguistics and anthropology, translation is a “manner of becoming” that represents texts in new social and cultural contexts.
DATE2019.12.04
Post-colonialPiracy and Fansub Groups
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The Circulation, Politics and Variants of Unofficial Subtitles
Fansub groups are often equated with copyright infringement from a legal point of view. However, their operations are based not so much on stereotypical piracy as on non-profit altruism.
DATE2019.12.04
altruismPiracy and Fansub Groupsunofficial communication
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