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"Further Evidence on the Meaning of Musical Performance" Working Paper

Posted by Phillip Cartwright on January 15, 2020 at 21:28 0 Comments

Karolina Nevoina and I are pleased to announce availability of our working paper, "Further Evidence on the Meaning of Musical Performance". Special thanks to Professor Aaron Williamon and the Royal College of Music, Centre for Performance Science.…


Division of Labor - Denis Beaubois

Posted by Gabrielle Senza on February 23, 2018 at 0:36 0 Comments

I just came across Denis Beaubois, an Australian multidisciplinary artist whose work, Currency - Division of Labor might be of interest to researchers here.

It is a series of video/performance works that use the division of labor model in capitalism as a structural tool for performance.

From his website:

The Division of labour work explores…




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Performance and Science Fiction


Performance and Science Fiction

Science Fiction Studies has relied on performance theory in order to define itself.   For instance, the 'father' SF studies, Darko Suvin, relied on Brecht in the development of his definition of SF as the literature of cognitive estrangement. Later, Carl Freedman wrote of the effect that SF performs on the reader. And, more recently, China Miéville  draws from Austin in order to make a point that SF is 'something done with language by someone to someone' and then flirts with Stanislavski by suggesting how SF works pretty much with the possibility of an alterity based on a fictitious 'as if'.

This group is interested in discussing the interconnection that SF theory and Performance theory may have. Not only to investigate a genealogy of sorts and identify how of much of each field has entered the other, but more to think about the possibilities that doing science fiction opens with regards to performance philosophy proper, and to ponder on SF as a performative thinking. 

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Comment by Yana Kaprieva on October 8, 2014 at 22:20

Thank you very much Felipe for sharing - the book looks promising indeed! Somehow your case reminded me about that beautiful & nostalgic video: I suppose science as well as the cosmos and the star dust in it simply feels like home.

Comment by Felipe Cervera on May 30, 2014 at 16:22

For any Gilroy fan out there: 

Call for Papers 

29th Annual Symposium on African American Culture & Philosophy


Comment by Felipe Cervera on May 25, 2014 at 16:51

I have been thinking on how to construct a theory of interplanetary culture and the implications that that would have for theatre and performance. Been using a lot of SF theory in the workings of a piece that covers that question.  I will share the piece, which is titled Interplanetary Performance, once it is in better shape (soon, hopefully!). But in the meantime, and on purpose of interplanetary culture, I just found out that NASA released a free ebook titled Archeology, Anthropology and Interstellar Communication - Looks very promising. Below the link to download your copy:




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