A Syncretic Approach to Artistic Research in Mixed Reality Data Transfer

Julian Stadon, Raphael Grasset

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This paper offers a contribution to an emerging culturally orientated discourse regarding mixed reality interaction. It seeks to define syncretic, or hybridized agency, particularly in social mixed reality data transfer artworks. Recent developments in bridging relationships with digital representation of identity through mixed reality interfacing, have brought about the need for further analysis of these new post-biological, hybridized states of being that traverse traditional paradigms of biophysics. time and space, and artistic practice. Roy Ascott's interpretation of syncretism within digital networks may facilitate further understanding of multi-layered consciousness, both material and metaphysical, that are emerging from our engagement with such pervasive computational technologies and post-biological systems. Syncretism has traditionally been regarded as an attempt to harmonise and analogise [1] Citing recent examples of practical research outcomes, this paper will cite what Deleuze and Guattari have called `deterritorialisation' of the human body and its dispersion throughout multiple reality manifestations and how mixed reality data transfer might constitute a `reterritorialising' effect that creates a syncretic post-biological digital identity for the user
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality - Arts, Media, and Humanities
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing


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