Desire by Design: Body, Territories and New Technologies

Desire by Design: Body, Territories and New Technologies

By: Cutting Edge Women's Research Group (editor)Paperback

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A celebration and analysis of the possibilities offered by emerging new technologies to cut across conventional disciplinary boundaries and to challenge received ideas about gender, identity, the body, subjectivism and space. The book assembles original writings and images from varied fields and practices that together develop a wide perspective on three main areas: designing bodies; territories of information; and spatial perceptions. Contributions by critics, designers and theorists are presented alongside images by artists working in the UK, North America and continental Europe. They demonstrate to teachers and their students across the visual media, as well as to designers and museum curators, how demarcated areas of learning and making can be reshaped through fresh ways of understanding and by the use of new technologies.

About Author

The Cutting Edge Women's Research Group is at the University of Westminster and investigates new developments in art, design and media technologies and theories, and feminism.


Section 1 Designing bodies: partial bodies - re-establishing boundaries, medical and virtual, Alexa Wright; nits and nrts - medical science and the Frankenstein factor, Sarah Kember; imag(in)ing the cyborg, Jane Prophet; imaging the unseeable, Jackie Hatfield; the body and the machine, Nicky West. Section 2 Territories of information: digital sampling - ideas suggested by some women's art practices from Europe, Australia, Canada and America, Katy Deepwell; escape from the flatlands - the impact of new technologies on graphic design education, Erica Matlow; technowhores, Rosie Higgins et al; re-presenting marginalized groups in museums - the computer's "second nature"? Helen Coxall; what have science, design and technology got to do with gender - a conversation between Uma Patel and Erica Matlow, Uma Patel, Erica Matlow; accumulation of subtleties, Danielle Eubank; from slaveship to mothership and beyond - thoughts on a digital diaspora, Janice Cheddie. Section 3 Spatial perceptions: a reflection on mirror, mirror , Gail Pearce; positions in the landscape? - gender, space and the "nature" of virtual reality, Jos Boys; bodies of glass -the architexture of femineity, Alex Warwick; city futures - city visions, gender and future city structures, Marion Roberts.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781860642807
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 254
  • ID: 9781860642807
  • ISBN10: 1860642802

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