Nothing but sunshine: writing across monsoonal lines, inflecting electronic arts

McDonald, Lisa (2009) Nothing but sunshine: writing across monsoonal lines, inflecting electronic arts. The International Journal of the Arts in Society, 4 (4). pp. 369-380. ISSN 1833-1866

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Wedded to the air is the substance of data, the drift of code in atmospheres of the natural. The word on the ground is 'locative' but the mood in the skies diffuse; commentary, memoranda, a trace. This paper contemplates the significance of place in the process of electronic writing, giving thought to particular negotiations of corporeality in the aesthetics of interaction. Considering the proposition of digital social networks, it evokes moments of generativity from the electronic turbulence of the air, asking of the silence its manner of speaking. One voice writes: 'Will reply to your thread in the next hour.' Another, 'I struggle dicing onions.' Contingent practices require provisional processes of recognition, philosophies which wrest surprise. It is with this spirit that the paper makes its theoretical engagements as buoyant as its affective intent—call it inspired, call it heuretic, call it a narrative towards flight. How shall we address the torrents of the air that tempt the entanglements of the earth?

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 14 May 2014 06:50
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2015 06:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: aesthetics; electronic arts; digital communications; cultural studies; corporeality
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220301 Aesthetics
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200212 Screen and Media Culture
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200206 Globalisation and Culture
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture

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