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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 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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With to Without Walls: C-LAB’s Open New Look
In September 2019, the Ministry of Culture began tearing down the walls that surround C-LAB and carrying out landscape improvements. Welcome to this culture and aesthetics park in the heart of the city.
DATE2020.03.27
public engagementOpennesscultural innovation
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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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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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