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The Xenotext Experiment, So Far


The Xenotext Experiment, So Far

Wershler, Darren (2012) The Xenotext Experiment, So Far. Canadian Journal of Communication, 37 (1). ISSN 1499-6642

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Media art theorizes itself in terms of the production of boundary objects and the intermedial zones that they create. In a similar vein, but from a critical perspective, communication studies concerns itself with intermedial border zones as sites of transition and reversal. To what extent, if any, do the intermedial encounters of avowedly interdisciplinary, but relatively stable fields like media art and communication studies, staged through the boundary objects of media art, actually change the way that the fields themselves go about their daily business? What would it mean for communication studies to take contemporary experimental media poetics seriously? This article focuses on Christian Bök’s Xenotext Experiment as a site for working through these questions.

Les arts médiatiques se conçoivent en fonction de la production d’objets limites ainsi que des zones intermédiatiques découlant de cette production. D’une manière semblable bien que critique, les études en communication portent sur les zones intermédiatiques en tant que sites de transition et de renversement. Dans quelle mesure les rencontres intermédiatiques de domaines interdisciplinaires mais relativement stables comme les arts médiatiques et les études en communication, vues sous l’angle des objets limites des arts médiatiques, changent-elles réellement la manière dont les domaines évoluent au quotidien? Que signifierait-il pour les études en communication de prendre au sérieux la poétique médiatique expérimentale contemporaine? Cet article évalue le Xenotext Experiment de Christian Bök en tant que site pour résoudre ces questions.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > English
Item Type:Article
Authors:Wershler, Darren
Journal or Publication:Canadian Journal of Communication
Keywords:Biomedia; Poetics; Xenotext Experiment; Christian Bök; Marshall McLuhan
ID Code:974107
Deposited On:06 Jun 2012 16:10
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:37
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