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Open Access Publication: “Post-Cinematic Bodies” by Shane Denson
Published on 28.06.2023

The new volume of the open-access book series “Configurations of Film” Post-Cinematic Bodies by Shane Denson is now available on meson press. The print version can be obtained from 3 July 2023 at the Hopscotch Reading Room in Berlin.

How is human embodiment transformed in an age of algorithms? How do post-cinematic media technologies such as AI, VR, and robotics target and re-shape our bodies? Post-Cinematic Bodies grapples with these questions by attending both to mundane devices—such as smartphones, networked exercise machines, and smart watches and other wearables equipped with heartrate sensors—as well as to new media artworks that rework such equipment to reveal to us the ways that our fleshly existences are increasingly up for grabs. Through an equally philosophical and interpretive analysis, the book aims to develop a new aesthetics of embodied experience that is attuned to a new age of predictive technology and metabolic capitalism.

Fig. 1:
Cover artwork by Karin Denson.