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The Resource The body and the screen : theories of Internet spectatorship, Michele White

The body and the screen : theories of Internet spectatorship, Michele White

Label
The body and the screen : theories of Internet spectatorship
Title
The body and the screen
Title remainder
theories of Internet spectatorship
Statement of responsibility
Michele White
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
" Internet and computer users are often represented onscreen as active and empowered--as in AOL's striding yellow figure and the interface hand that appears to manipulate software and hypertext links. In The Body and the Screen Michele White suggests that users can more properly be understood as spectators rendered and regulated by technologies and representations, for whom looking and the mediation of the screen are significant aspects of engagement. Drawing on apparatus and feminist psychoanalytic film theories, art history, gender studies, queer theory, critical race and postcolonial studies, and other theories of cultural production, White conceptualizes Internet and computer spectatorship and provides theoretical models that can be employed in other analyses. She offers case studies and close visual and textual analysis of the construction of spectatorship in different settings. White shows that despite the onscreen promise of empowerment and coherence (through depictions of materiality that structure the experience), fragmentation and confusion are constant aspects of Internet spectatorship. She analyzes spectatorship in multi-user object-oriented settings (MOOs) by examining the textual process of looking and gazing, contrasts the experiences of the women's webcam spectator and operator, describes intentional technological failures in net art, and considers ways in which traditional conceptions of artistry, authorship, and production techniques persist in Internet and computer settings (as seen in the creation of virtual environment avatars and in digital imaging art). Finally, she analyzes the physical and psychic pain described by male programmers in Internet forums as another counternarrative to the common tale of the empowered user. Spectatorship, White argues, not only affects the way specific interfaces are understood but also helps shape larger conceptions of self and society."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Michele
Dewey number
004.67/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TK5105.875.I57
LC item number
W5275 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Internet
  • Cyberfeminism
  • Art and technology
  • Human-computer interaction
Label
The body and the screen : theories of Internet spectatorship, Michele White
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The body, the screen, and representations : an introduction to theories of Internet spectatorship -- Making Internet and computer spectators -- Visual pleasure through textual passages : gazing in multi-user object-oriented settings (MOOs) -- Too close to see, too intimate a screen : men, women, and Webcams -- The aesthetic of failure : confusing spectators with Net art gone wrong -- Can you read me? : setting-specific meaning in virtual places (VP) -- This is not photography, this is not a cohesive view : computer-facilitated imaging and fragmented spectatorship -- Afterword : the flat and the fold : a consideration of embodied spectatorship
Control code
64453520
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 307 pages
Isbn
9780262232494
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006042005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780262232494
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The body and the screen : theories of Internet spectatorship, Michele White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The body, the screen, and representations : an introduction to theories of Internet spectatorship -- Making Internet and computer spectators -- Visual pleasure through textual passages : gazing in multi-user object-oriented settings (MOOs) -- Too close to see, too intimate a screen : men, women, and Webcams -- The aesthetic of failure : confusing spectators with Net art gone wrong -- Can you read me? : setting-specific meaning in virtual places (VP) -- This is not photography, this is not a cohesive view : computer-facilitated imaging and fragmented spectatorship -- Afterword : the flat and the fold : a consideration of embodied spectatorship
Control code
64453520
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 307 pages
Isbn
9780262232494
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006042005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780262232494
Other physical details
illustrations

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