CyPosium: An online symposium on cyberformance. (Reviewed)

Posted by marc garrett | Mon Feb 11th 2013 4:29 a.m.

CyPosium: An online symposium on cyberformance. (Reviewed)

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By Rob Myers.

CyPosium was an online event in October 2012 dedicated to the history of online performance. It recovered previously lost history, brought online performers old and new into conversation, and assembled its audience into an ad hoc community.

"We all perform on the Internet. The social media profiles that we are contractually obliged to give our real names to are just as much performances as our World Of Warcraft or Minecraft avatars. Yet these impromptu performances of our socialised and fantasy selves lack the literary quality of drama. Not drama in the sense of a Usenet or Tumblr flamewar, but in the sense of theatre."

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/cyposium-online-symposium-cyberformance
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