Leonardo
Volume 46, Issue 3
June 2013

112 pages
ISSN 0024-094X
E-ISSN 1530-9282

Artists' Notes

MINDtouch: Embodied Mobile Media Ephemeral Transference

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221
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Article PDF (1.62 MB)
Abstract

This article reviews discoveries that emerged from the author's MINDtouch media research project, in which a mobile device was repurposed for visual and non-verbal communication through gestural and visual mobile expressivity. The work revealed new insights from emerging mobile media and participatory performance practices. The author contextualizes her media research on mobile video and networked performance alongside relevant discourse on presence and the embodiment of technology. From the research, an intimate, phenomenological and visual form of mobile expression has emerged. This form has reconfigured the communication device from voice and text/SMS only to a visual and synesthetic mode for deeper expression.

Camille C. Baker (lecturer), Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, U.K. E-mail: Camille.Baker@brunel.ac.uk. URL: www.swampgirl67.net, www.swampgirl67.net/mindtouch_perf.html.

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