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|Title:||Ear in the cloud: acoustical accidents and clouded texts in Stelarc's internet ear.|
Australian Network for Art & Technology
University of Sydney
|Citation:||Cleland, K., Fisher, L. & Harley, R. (2013) Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA2013, Sydney.|
|Abstract:||November 10, 2010, Utzon Centre, Aalborg, Denmark: Stelarc's Internet Ear, suddenly and unwittingly, is able to 'hear' and 'broadcast' what was said at a meeting held by the Danish Ethical Council in another part of the building. The transmission is fed back to the ear as 'speech-noise' – and broadcasted once again, creating a feedback loop of fragmented announcements from a debate on ethics. In this paper, I will take a closer look at how this acoustical accident created a situation where two different and, in some cases, opposing cultural patterns were reloaded / remixed into each other. By analysing this situation using the notions of ‘ontological theatre’ and ‘agency realism’ (Andrew Pickering), I am claiming that a collision of realities occurred which, in turn, addresses the issue of dislocated cultural identity in post-digital ‘cloud culture’.|
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