Wearing Data

Intentions and Tensions of Art and Design in Performance using Wearables

Authored by: Camille Baker

The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art

Print publication date:  July  2020
Online publication date:  July  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367197162
eBook ISBN: 9780429242816
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Using mobile devices within digital art and performance has enabled the medium to remain an ever-evolving opportunity for artistic expression in live art, dance, immersive theater, and music, in tandem with wearable technologies. Mobile performance has increasingly become key in the technology of intermedial performance, though it is more specific to portable devices and does not include the wide range of tools and technologies that can be employed within contemporary performance work. These changes have also enabled a morphing landscape upon which to build new discourses such as current contentions around data usage and privacy within the broader socio-cultural realm.

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