Performativity, performance studies and digital cultures

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Performing the Digital seeks to map and reflect registers of performance and techno-social layers of performativity in today’s digital cultures. The book’s basic proposition is that the ubiquity and pervasiveness of digital media and their networked infrastructures profoundly influence the ways and styles in which performativity appears and is enacted. Contemporary technological apparatuses and media provoke new forms of ‘intra-action’ between what is usually considered to be either human or machinic agency, to use Barad’s terminology of posthumanist performativity (Barad 2003). In this sense, digital cultures are performative cultures. They condition and are shaped by techno-social processes and agencies, and
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerforming the Digital : Performativity and Performance Studies in Digital Cultures
EditorsMartina v. Leeker, Imanuel Schipper, Timon Beyes
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationBielefeld
Publishertranscript Verlag
Publication date31.12.2016
ISBN (Print)978-3-8376-3355-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-8394-3355-3
Publication statusPublished - 31.12.2016