Avant-Gardes in Performance

Entr'acte

Performing Publics, Pervasive Media, and Architecture

Editors: Geiger, J. (Ed.)

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Generally taking place in front of closed curtains during set changes between acts, the entr'acte delivers a fleeting new purpose and event to the otherwise sometimes inert space between stage and pit. This collection employs the entr'acte as a model for conceptualizing emerging formations of publics and of public space.

About the authors

Paul Virilio, The European Graduate School, Switzerland Benjamin H. Bratton, University of California, San Diego, USA Nashid Nabian, Harvard University, USA Ricardo Dominguez, University of California, San Diego, USA Jonathan Massey, Syracuse University, USA Brett Snyder, Cheng+Snyder, USA Mabel O. Wilson, Columbia University, USA Mario Gooden, Huff+Golden Architects, USA Omar Khan, University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA Elke Krasny, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria Brenda Laurel, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA Malcolm McCullough, University of Michigan, USA Adrian Blackwell, University of Waterloo, Canada Eduardo Aquino, University of Manitoba, Canada

Reviews



"Of course, all architecture is performative. Too often, though, this is squeezed into a constricting discourse of functionality. This exhilarating book shows that space - cyber-augmented and globally distributed - is a realm of complex enactment that founds a theatre of life embracing everything from revolution to joy." - Michael Sorkin

"Geiger has gathered an impressive array of contemporary thinkers to establish and tease out the reality of living in an age where sedentary structures are exceeded by the mediatized spectacle of our daily lives. These entr'acteurs (themselves operating between varying creative and theoretical practices) expose eddies at the dynamic nexus of geopolitical, financial, technological, and sociocultural forces in order to offer remarkable accounts, insights, and propositions that productively 'play' between the transitory and intransigent as performative spacing." - Dorita Hannah, Research Professor, Interdisciplinary Architecture, Art and Design, University of Tasmania, Australia and Adjunct Professor, Stage and Space, Aalto University, Finland

"This is a book that gets under your skin with its kaleidoscopic and densely worded essays on phenomena wherein the urban, the political, media and images interact, or rather: are smashed together. We know that we are living out the last days of a former world order, in politics, in economies, in media, and in the role that architecture has to play in shaping the public sphere. Entr'acte does not reassure, or moralize about where we are going or should be going, but shakes us up with its visions of where we are already, and where we could be going." - Wouter Vanstiphout, Professor, Design and Politics, Technical University Delft, The Netherlands

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Entr’acte, Interim, Interstice: Performing Publics and Media across Scales of Time and Space

    Geiger, Jordan

    Pages 7-31

  • Cloud Megastructures and Platform Utopias

    Bratton, Benjamin H.

    Pages 35-51

  • “Hello! My Name Is Sophia,” I Am Going to Tweet Democracy, Google My College Degree, and 3-D Print My House! A Speculative Piece on the Neo-Republic of Hyper-Individuals in the Near Future

    Nabian, Nashid

    Pages 53-71

  • Entr’actions: From Radical Transparency to Radical Translucency

    Dominguez, Ricardo

    Pages 73-84

  • The Hypercity That Occupy Built

    Massey, Jonathan (et al.)

    Pages 87-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Entr'acte
Book Subtitle
Performing Publics, Pervasive Media, and Architecture
Editors
  • J. Geiger
Series Title
Avant-Gardes in Performance
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-41418-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137414182
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43394-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49280-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 224
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