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The Aberrant Medial Body Visual Representations of Self-Harming Behavior on Social Network Sites Julius Erdmann 1. Deviant online disclosure Although, in public opinion, the Internet is commonly discussed as an intrinsical- ly disembodied and immaterial media, when it comes to representing things on the Internet, the human body is a dominant category of textual and visual repre- sentation. Visualized bodies occur, for instance, on the Internet in photographs, graphics, scanned paintings, interpictorial, and collage genres like memes, and in films

The Cinematic Body A reflection on the status of the sentient body in film theory Stefan Kristensen This essay is about the body in cinema. It is about the body of the spectator, the body of the film and the body of the director (the “author”), and not primarily the representation of bodies in films. The issue concerns film experience: is cinema a shaping of our desires in order to escape reality (a kind of diversion, or manipu- lation), or is it a means of coming back to the world, a device enhancing our per- ceptual abilities? Of course, the answer

Introduction: Laboring Bodies and the Quantified Self Ulfried Reichardt and Regina Schober “You’re generating big numbers,” he said, peering at the screen. “I was out there only two and a half minutes. That’s how many seconds?” “It’s not just youwere out there somany seconds. It’s yourwhole data profile. I tapped into your history. I’m getting bracketed numbers with pulsing stars.” “What does that mean?” “You’d rather not know.” (Don DeLillo,White Noise 140) The use of data in conceptualizing the human body has been present in nar- ratives of the self for much

Perspektiven der Soziologie des Körpers und des Sports
Emerging Bodies
The Performance of Worldmaking in Dance and Choreography
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The Solipsism of the Quantified Self: Working Bodies in David Foster Wallace’s Body of Work Dominik Steinhilber The Quantified Self movement exemplifies a biocapitalist ontology of the self, because measuring the body in its quantifiable, objective dimension always explicitly or implicitly serves an optimization of the laboring body for eco- nomic ends. Stimulated by late 20th century developments in biotechnology that open up and facilitate the idea of a ‘quality of life’ “defined within, and measured by, any number of rating scales” (Rose 2001: 10

DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 2, Issue 1 | © transcript 2016 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2016-0112 Quantified Bodies A Design Practice James Dyer Abstract Self-trackers are a diffuse and diverse group that quantify their lives. From the ordinary to the extraordinary, intimate and vital hap- penings that occur on (infra)-empirical planes are cast as legible events. The tracked data consists of blood pressure, heartbeat rate, testosterone levels, posture, diet, muscle tension, social activity or geographical position. These are now happenings to be intervened

Body, Archive FRANZ ANTON CRAMER This contribution for the Archive panel originally presented several hypotheses intended as a frame within which specific questions could be considered more closely. Subsequently, from both the panellists’ articles and the plenum discus- sion, two main topics emerged which seem to demanded closer attention: Firstly, the question of whether the body can be regarded as an archive and which epistemological consequences and aporia this would bring. And secondly the question of the correlation between the historicity of

Authentic Bodies Genome(s) vs. Gender Norms in Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and BioShock SVEN SCHMALFUSS Science fiction is never intended to be an authentic representation of our world. Science fiction is a thought experiment. Sci-fi authors pick up contemporary socio-political issues and relocate them in a what-if situation. They create a world coherent with or mainly focused on the topic at hand. As with a scientific experiment in a laboratory, most of the disturbing influences from the outside, which do not affect the main issue, are

DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 1, Issue 1 | © transcript 2015 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2015-0104 Reciprocal Materiality and the Body of Code A Close Reading of the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) Till A. Heilmann Abstract Materiality has often been a neglected factor in discussions of digitally encoded information. While a lot of early works in media studies suffered from this shortcoming, questions regarding the materiality of digital technology and artefacts have slowly gained prominence in recent debates. Matthew