The metabody assemblage is an animated mapping of the territory of the human-machine interface: the avatar/golem, the robot or automaton (recently cyborg, now symborg) through the ages, and the body as performance installation site connected to other bodies and sites around the world. It posits the body as alternative interface using a vocabulary of gestural and performative twitches needed to establish a bodily dialogue with a representation in symbolic space. The CD-ROM comprises three main sections: a human-machine historical section, various 3D digital simulations (hypercells) and an archive of the work of performance artist, Stelarc.
Metabody was exhibited as an installation with muscle reader hardware at ISEA97 in Chicago.
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