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Heterotopias—Optical Mastication and Spatial Reconfiguration.

Kaplan, N. and Ruszev, S., 2018. Heterotopias—Optical Mastication and Spatial Reconfiguration. In: Cox, G., Drayson, H., Fatehrad, A., Gall, A., Hopes, L., Lewin, A. and Prior, A., eds. Artistic research will eat itself: The 9th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research University of Plymouth, April 11th-13th, 2018. University of Plymouth.

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Heterotopias is an interactive virtual reality experience based on Michel Foucault’s influential lecture, Des espaces autres. The experience leverages eye-tracking technology to transform users’ blinks into cinematic cuts. With every blink, the virtual space alters, producing variable configurations of stereo-360 footage and computer-generated models. Throughout the experience, disembodied voices whisper selected phrases drawn from the original recording of Foucault’s 1967 lecture in French, as well as from readings of Jay Miskowiec’s 1984 English translation. To complement the ungrounded transformation of space, the user is suspended in a hanging chair.

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Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:38046
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:21 Dec 2023 15:23
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