quinta-feira, janeiro 10, 2013

who won?

"One of the central goals of preparing a second edition was to make the book more responsive to a highly volatile cultural scene. Liveness is a book about performance but it is also about media, and media do not stand still. I started the work that led to Liveness in the early 1990's; at that time, it seemed plausible to insist that television was the dominant medium. By now [2007], there is a strong case to be made that the honor belongs to the computer, though it seems more accurate to say that there is an ongoing, unresolved struggle for dominance among television, telecommunications, and the Internet. The principal players behind each of these would like nothing better than for it to be your primary source of news, entertainment, art, conversation, and other forms of engagement with the world. It remains to be seen how this struggle will play out."
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-- in, "Preface to the Second Edition" of Philip Auslander's Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture

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