FACE ON – Enactive Identities in Skype and Facebook
DAY 1 - SKYPE and the two handed trim saw
"See me, feel me, touch me"
Moderation by Prof. Daniel Fetzner with research group mbody, Freiburg
If people meet face to face this is creating an enactive intersubjectivity in a shared social and bodily space. In contrast an online conversation via Skype obviously creates a different experience of mutual incorporation between the participants. As the philosopher Thomas Fuchs writes "lived bodies of both participants extend and form a common intercorporality as an interaction and coordination of two embodied agents" (Fuchs 2010). To what extend can the appearance of a partner in a skype conversation be considered as a lived body?
On the first day of our workshop we will explore and compare the potentials of face to face encounters with online communications as an artistic research. In the workshop with Egyptian and German students the transcultural dimensions of this incorporality will be explored. Therefore we will re-stage the experiment of the German neurologists Christian and Haas (1949) with patients sawing wooden tree trunks. The saw experiment does give many informations about human-human, human-environement and human-computer interactions and different forms of embodiment and intercorporality.
Dr. Bruno Friedmann , Prof.
Daniel Fetzner and Robert
Welcome Remarks and Introduction to the workshop
|10:15||Dr. Monica Alarcon||Hyperculturality: Culture and Globalisation||Freiburg University|
|11:45||Group 1||Facial Stimulation and Artistic Application||Furtwangen University|
|12:15||Dr. Dr. Martin Dornberg||Embodiment and Intercorporality||Freiburg University|
|16:00||Dr. Dr. Martin Dornberg||“The two handed trim saw” Workshop||Freiburg University|
|17:00||[~~]D Tea Time|
|17:30||Katja Wahl||Computer≡Identity||Furtwangen University|
|18:00||Group 4||Panel Discussion “Models of Communication”||Furtwangen University|
|18:30||Prof. Daniel Fetzner Christian Fischer||Presentation and Discussion “Skype Performance”||German University in Cairo|
DAY 2 - Big brother FACEBOOK - Monitoring and Observation?
"Seeing is having at a distance."
The second day starts with a presentation and discussion of French philosopher Michel Foucault’s ideas from “discipline and punish”. Foucault describes a shift from punishment via torture of the body to a system of observation and resocialisation represented by the model of Jeremy Bentham’s panopticon. Bentham’s vision of a total observation was a role model for a lot of observation systems.
Today the media are on the one hand a means of observation (monitoring cameras, body scanners etc.) on the other hand offer a lot of opportunities to get rid of total observation (using McLuhan’s idea of media as extension of the body or strategies of camouflage).
|09:00||Robert Eikmeyer||Introduction Day 2||Furtwangen University|
|09:15||Group 3||Panel Discussion "Discipline and Punish"||Furtwangen University|
|10:00||Bernd Dudzik||"Fake Facebook Identities"||German University in Cairo|
|11:30||Christian Fischer||"Hart aber Fair - Facebook a Necessity?"||German University in Cairo|
|13:30||Group 2||Panel Discussion "Face Modelling"||Furtwangen University|
|14:00||"Very nervous waiting for Godot": Crosscultural Performance@MediaSynthesisLab||Furtwangen University|
|15:00||[~~]D Coffee Break|
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