'Visibility brings with it responsibility': Using a Pragmatic Performance Approach to Explore a Political Philosophy of Technology

D'Arcy, Geraint (2017) 'Visibility brings with it responsibility': Using a Pragmatic Performance Approach to Explore a Political Philosophy of Technology. Performance Philosophy, 3 (1). pp. 178-198. ISSN 2057-7176

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Abstract

With the emergence, suspicion and social acceptance of ubiquitous communications technology thoroughly plumbed and the digital age already wondering what it is going to rename itself in light of ever more fluid and complex technologies, this paper asks: what can theatre and performance provide to the production of a political philosophy of technology? Using the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Michel Foucault and an analysis of a recent inter-cultural adaptation of Jean Genet's The Maids, this study examines the politics of visible theatre technologies in performance and offers a pragmatic, or instrumentalist, approach to developing a political philosophy of technology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: theatre technology,performance technology,pragmatism,instrumentalism,scenography,technology,technoculture,genet,merleau ponty,foucault,multi-media,intermediality,visibility
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 07 May 2020 00:04
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2020 23:59
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/75049
DOI: 10.21476/PP.2017.3139

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