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Transpositions of presence in media art – from telekinesis to telepresence

Patryk Lichota

Abstract

The following doctoral dissertation focuses on the question of experiencing the transposition of presence, which is a specific kind of state of consciousness reached through use of media technologies. The transposition herein is understood as the movement, change or relocation of the presence perspective – not only in the spacial dimension, but also in the semantic, empirical or sensory aspects. The means of changing perspectives and forms of the presence transposition that I intend to describe have had a long tradition. In this research I have made use of a broad scope of cultural history, predominantly Western cultural history. The sources or prototypes of the contemporary telepresence technologies were various ritual practices – body work techniques, intoxication with psychoactive substances, tools made in imitation of vehicles for travelling between different forms of gaining presence and new subjective perspectives (that can shift into objective), such as musical instruments, magical artefacts, costumes, theatrical and performative staffage. In this work I propose a thesis that the abounding in visions and telepresence concepts 19th century new magic industry has become a foundation for shaping the contemporary presence transposition technologies phenomenon. Holograms, video broadcasts, telecommunication industry, extended and virtual reality are tools for illusion creation and for game with subjectivity, they provide transcendental states, replacing or supplementing spiritual practices.
Record ID
UAM5ce2a33d62e9407f89a5d9c9801ad2d3
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Title in Polish
Transpozycje obecności w sztuce mediów – od telekinezy do teleobecności
Title in English
Transpositions of presence in media art – from telekinesis to telepresence
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology (SNoJiL/WFPiK/FoPaCP)
Discipline
literary studies / (humanities) / (humanities)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.5 literary studies
Status
Finished
Defense Date
20-11-2018
Title date
20-11-2018
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/24121 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
Telepresence new media spiritism archeology of media
Abstract in English
The following doctoral dissertation focuses on the question of experiencing the transposition of presence, which is a specific kind of state of consciousness reached through use of media technologies. The transposition herein is understood as the movement, change or relocation of the presence perspective – not only in the spacial dimension, but also in the semantic, empirical or sensory aspects. The means of changing perspectives and forms of the presence transposition that I intend to describe have had a long tradition. In this research I have made use of a broad scope of cultural history, predominantly Western cultural history. The sources or prototypes of the contemporary telepresence technologies were various ritual practices – body work techniques, intoxication with psychoactive substances, tools made in imitation of vehicles for travelling between different forms of gaining presence and new subjective perspectives (that can shift into objective), such as musical instruments, magical artefacts, costumes, theatrical and performative staffage. In this work I propose a thesis that the abounding in visions and telepresence concepts 19th century new magic industry has become a foundation for shaping the contemporary presence transposition technologies phenomenon. Holograms, video broadcasts, telecommunication industry, extended and virtual reality are tools for illusion creation and for game with subjectivity, they provide transcendental states, replacing or supplementing spiritual practices.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM5ce2a33d62e9407f89a5d9c9801ad2d3/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAM5ce2a33d62e9407f89a5d9c9801ad2d3

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