Critical Appropriations of Biosensors in Artistic Practice

Teoma Naccarato, John MacCallum

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    In this article we discuss the ethical and æsthetic implications of the appropriation of biomedical sensors in artistic practice. The concept of cross-disciplinary appropriation is elaborated with reference to Guattari's ethico-æsthetic paradigms, and Barad's metaphor of diffraction as methodology. In reviewing existing artistic projects with biosensors, we consider ways in which the recontextualization of technologies, and likewise techniques, can both propagate and violate disciplinary expectations and approaches. We propose that by way of critical appropriations of biosensors in artistic practice---that is to say, de- and re-contextualizations of biosensors that acknowledge the shift of ecology and epistemology---artists have a vital role to play in troubling reductive representations of bodies, and further-more, destabilizing the ethico-æsthetic boundaries of differently constituted disciplines.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMOCO '17: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Movement Computing
    EditorsKiona Niehaus
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-5209-3
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
    Event4th International Conference on Movement Computing - Goldsmiths University, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 28 Jun 201730 Jun 2017
    Conference number: 4


    Conference4th International Conference on Movement Computing
    Abbreviated titleMOCO '17
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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