Nothing but sunshine: writing across monsoonal lines, inflecting electronic arts

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McDonald, Lisa. 2009. "Nothing but sunshine: writing across monsoonal lines, inflecting electronic arts." The International Journal of the Arts in Society. 4 (4), pp. 369-380.
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Nothing but sunshine: writing across monsoonal lines, inflecting electronic arts

ERA Journal ID39930
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorMcDonald, Lisa
Journal TitleThe International Journal of the Arts in Society
Journal Citation4 (4), pp. 369-380
Number of Pages11
Year2009
Place of PublicationChampaign, IL. United States
ISSN1833-1866
Web Address (URL)http://ija.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.85/prod.498
Abstract

Wedded to the air is the substance of data, the drift of code in atmospheres of the natural. The word on the ground is 'locative' but the mood in the skies diffuse; commentary, memoranda, a trace. This paper contemplates the significance of place in the process of electronic writing, giving thought to particular negotiations of corporeality in the aesthetics of interaction. Considering the proposition of digital social networks, it evokes moments of generativity from the electronic turbulence of the air, asking of the silence its manner of speaking. One voice writes: 'Will reply to your thread in the next hour.' Another, 'I struggle dicing onions.' Contingent practices require provisional processes of recognition, philosophies which wrest surprise. It is with this spirit that the paper makes its theoretical engagements as buoyant as its affective intent—call it inspired, call it heuretic, call it a narrative towards flight. How shall we address the torrents of the air that tempt the entanglements of the earth?

Keywordsaesthetics; electronic arts; digital communications; cultural studies; corporeality
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020500301. Aesthetics
470214. Screen and media culture
470210. Globalisation and culture
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