From a technological perspective, these essays address current theories of consciousness and subjective experience, embracing new ideas from the physical sciences alongside more spiritual and artistic aspects of human existence.
This volume develops from the studies published in Roy Ascott's highly successful Reframing Consciousness, documenting the very latest research from those connected with the CAiiA-STAR centre and its associated conferences. Their work embodies artistic and theoretical research in new media and telematics including aspects of artificial life, robotics, technoetics, performance, computer music and intelligent architecture, to growing international acclaim.
Interactions between art, science and technology are leading to the emergence of new cultural forms, behaviours and values. Presenting the work of over sixty highly respected theorists and practitioners in art and science, Reframing Consciousness brings to questions of art and consciousness a diversity of approach and a rich background of knowledge.
Loosely themed around four key elements of Mind, Body, Art and Values, the editor leads the investigation through the familiar territories of interactive media and artificial life, combining them with new and ancient ideas about creativity and authorship, the body and personal identity. This is the first book to recognise the paradigmatic changes which art, in alliance with science and technology is currently undergoing.