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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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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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Notes on What-Determines-What
The new-age cultures meet the horrors of policing and algorithms. This pairing contains, along with an uncanny summoning of a sort of Nostrodamous-like magic, two points on a spectrum which we could term ‘a spectrum of determinism,’ two markers on a map of efficient causality.
DATE2019.11.25
Anti-racismdeterminismalgorithm
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Monsters and Postcolonial Taiwan Reinvention of Folklore Tradition in the Works of Fevervine Dance Theatre
Folk legends and rumors such as “Sister Lin Tou” and “Mô-sîn-á” eventually became part of the representation in the official context of Taiwanese history. Whereas trends and crazes for monsters prevail in the literary world, few theatrical pieces thematizing monsters and the mythical in folklores are seen in Taiwanese contemporary theater.
DATE2019.09.02
Post-colonialdocumentary theatreReconstructing the Paranormal
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The Age of Supernatural Monsters Roaming the City
As supernatural monsters roam the city in a non-quotidian fashion, they intend not so much to leave it in ruins and await the return of the ancient storm as to seek the fusion of tradition and contemporaneity.
DATE2019.09.02
Latin American LiteraturemodernityReconstructing the Paranormal
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Taiwan Literature as a Window on the Paranormal
Ghosts, ghouls, and other residents of “shadowy realms” have long inspired creativity. However, the process of social modernization has already led to the irreversible loss of many traditional tales of the bizarre and paranormal.
DATE2019.09.02
Yao-Chi CityReconstructing the Paranormalparanormal literature
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Future Library for Cultural Experiments: A Reflection on “Yao-Chi City” as a Bridge between Literature and Art
A shift can be seen in what “Yao-Chi City” handles in terms of bridging between literature and art: How can contemporary art get involved in the world of contemporary paranormal literature?
DATE2019.09.02
Yao-Chi Citycultural experimentReconstructing the Paranormal
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Mashup the Old Order with Kaleidoscopic Exhibitions and Performances: MASHUP all the CREATORS
If MASHUP all the CREATORS is bringing an unprecedented disturbance to C-LAB, where the former Air Force Command Headquarters located, what does it aim to subvert exactly?
DATE2019.06.19
CREATORSExperimentContemporary ArtPerformance Art
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Speaking Up on Social Issues with Gentleness: Over Diamond Art Studio
OD adopts the approach of immersive experimental theater, which includes physical memories, participatory experiences and emotional resonances, providing a rehearsal site for real-world participation.
DATE2019.06.12
Performance Artplayful seniorsthe elderly
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Playful Seniors in Fields: Let’s Grow Old Together in Real Life and on Stage
When it comes to the aging issue, the applied theater has provided a new perspective that the social and cultural context is viewed as the fabric of mankind, treating aging as a kind of “field” constantly changing and evolving.
DATE2019.06.12
ethnodramacommunity theaterplayful seniors
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