Surveying the history of art, technology and information systems the books reveals the dark clouds that gather over discussions of the digital sublime.
Generally taking place in front of closed curtains during set changes between acts, the entr'acte delivers a fleeting new purpose and event to the otherwise sometimes inert space between stage and pit. This collection employs the entr'acte as a model for conceptualizing emerging formations of publics and of public space.
Examining the opportunities presented by the real-time generation of new, relatively unregulated content online, this publication evaluates the prominent role that new media has come to play in artistic practices – and social movements – in the Arab world today.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
Lonergan argues that social media is itself a performance space, analysing how it's used by both theatres and audiences and also in connection with each other.