Conferência Internacional “What’s Love Got to do With It: Performance, Intimacy, Affectivity"

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Title of Presentation: "Intimacy and affectivity in cyberspace" - by Paula Varanda

Abstract: In the presence of a reality of emotions, knowledge and social interaction mediated and augmented by information and communication technologies, aesthetics and human-computer interaction become interested in understanding how affectivity and intimacy determine our engagement with digital-born artworks. For the latent work-events, that require the audience voluntary action to be actualized, the quality of the experience is critical. In this context, three artworks that I catalogue as new media performance, will be presented to demonstrate how they instigate multi-sensorial engagement and self and social awareness. Affect, as an embodied practice of judgement that asserts rightness to the image-based work, contributes to loving the experience and staying connected in an intimate exchange that converges public and private space.
Period18 Feb 201919 Feb 2019
Event typeConference
LocationLisboa, PortugalShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Cyberspace
  • Performance
  • Affectivity
  • Interactivity
  • new media