Form, Substance, Correspondence: Intersensory Composition in the Digital Age

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  • Intermedia Art in the Digital Age

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  • Form, Substance, Correspondence: Intersensory Composition in the Digital Age

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Abstract:

  • Intermedia dissolves artificial boundaries between media, either through a poetics that operates on symbols or through extending formal compositional techniques. While not all intermedia art crosses sensory modalities, cross-modal form is a time-honored attempt to make sense of a world which we experience in all our senses. Correspondences among the senses frequently bear symbolic or visionary meanings. Computational technology enables new forms and disciplines for intermedia composition. The historically developed poetics of intermedia provide a context where the potential meanings and cosmological viewpoints of formal experiments can emerge. Digital technology vastly expands our ability to (re)create cross-modal experiences. This paper will examine some of the possibilities suggested by new technologies and old visions.

     

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