Metaspace futures


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Sermon, Paul and McAndrew, Claire (2016) Metaspace futures Metaverse Creativity, 6 (1-2). pp. 55-65. ISSN 2040-3550

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In Roy Ascott’s 1983 La Plissure du Texte (The Pleating of the Text) (Ascott and Shanken 2003), we saw the first flicker of digitally enabled, distributed authorship. Collapsing time and space through interactivity produced a layering of semantics that translated into unimagined, new narratives. Metaspace Futures documents our use of distributed authorship in telematic practice, to create a visual and embodied commentary on increasingly compact living spaces.  Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the project 3×4 exploring metaspace platforms for inclusive future cities builds on the established creative practice of interactive media artist Paul Sermon by merging a 3×4 metre room installation at KhÅ•j International Artists’ Association in Delhi with an identical space at the Southbank Centre in London. These dimensions reflect the plot size provided in some resettlement colonies such as Savda Ghevda in Delhi – a government initiative that relocates people from informal settlements within the city, commonly known as slums, to vacant land usually on the periphery.

Item Type: Journal article
Additional Information: This is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Intellect Ltd in Metaverse Creativity,on 01/12/2016.
Uncontrolled Keywords: informality;metaspace;telematic;resettlement communities; urbanism;speculative futures;architecture;distributed authorship
Subjects: W000 Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W190 Fine Art not elsewhere classified
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1386/mvcr.6.1-2.3_2
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2016 03:01
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2017 01:38

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