Corporeality and computing come together in the notion of the digital. If so, the digital could be described as a mix (borrowing loosely from Albert Lautman). For instance: a virtual object like a number mixes with the sense of a body (say, a finger). What you get is a digit, a mixture of concrete and virtual object, neither finger nor number but both. To digitise, according to this definition, is to point at virtual objects from the material and physical site of a body. What links these is the discreteness of both finger-digit and mathematical-digit. One could argue that there is no digital technology without some kind of bodiliness attached to it, or suggested by it. Digitality, carrying this argument further still, is inherently a site where bodies and disembodied technology mix.
Call for paper deadline: 3 Mayo 2013
2 September 2013 – 3 September 2013
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photo by Paul Kaiser (After Ghostcatching, 2011, OpenEndedGroup with Bill T. Jones)