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The technological feeling: a study on networked communication and aesthetic fruition in digital contexts

Grant number: 16/03588-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2017
Effective date (End): July 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications
Principal Investigator:Massimo Di Felice
Grantee:Eli Borges Júnior
Home Institution: Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):18/06565-3 - The survival of aby Warburg's reflection: elements for a study on the fruition of image in digital contexts, BE.EP.DR

Abstract

As an outcome of a master's research supported by FAPESP, this doctoral project has the main objective to reflect on the possibilities of the emergence of new modalities of aesthetic fruition in interaction with the technologies of digital communication and digital information. Thus, it seeks to investigate how the advent of these devices would be changing existing forms or engendering new ways of artwork fruition and therefore it aims to suggest possible changes of their own aesthetic criteria from the insertion of the digital element. To reflect on such matters, it assumes the construction of a historical and theoretical path that seeks to relate the emergence of media technologies and the changes in the way of perceiving and enjoying the artistic work, prospects that will be updated and added by more recent theoretical views, specifically focused on the scope of the arts in digital contexts and networking. In light of this path, it will be held then a mapping of contemporary digital artistic works, selecting and traversing diverse and hybrid forms of art as a way to investigate, describe and analyze the influences of these technologies in aesthetic fruition processes. At the end, after the theoretical study and the mapping of the works, a typology will be developed in order to identify in those production some elements such as the nature of the public participation, the forms of human-non-human interaction and the possibilities of a new communicative relationship between artist, spectator and artistic work.