Desire by Design: Body, Territories and New Technologies

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Cutting Edge Women's Research Group
I.B.Tauris, 1999 - Art - 256 pages
Desire by Design is a celebration and analysis of the possibilities offered by emerging new technologies to cut across conventional disciplinary boundaries and to challenge received ideas about gender, identity, the body, subjectivism and space. The book brings together original writings and images from varied fields and practices which together develop a wide perspective on three key areas: designing bodies, territories of information, and spatial perceptions. Contributions by critics, designers and theorists are presented alongside images by artists working in the UK, North America and Europe.
 

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Contents

Illustrations
9
SECTION ONE DESIGNING BODIES
21
Medical science and the Frankenstein factor
29
JANE PROPHET IMAGNNG THE CYBORG
51
JACKIE HATFIELD IMAGING THE UNSEEABLE
61
NICKY WEST THE BODY AND THE MACHINE
67
SECTION TWO TERRITORIES OF INFORMATION
75
The impact of new technologies
95
UMA PATEL AND WHAT HAVE SCIENCE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY GOT
139
DANIELLE EUBANK ACCUMULATION OF SUBTLETIES
147
Thoughts on
163
SECTION THREE SPATIAL PERCEPTIONS
175
Gender space and the nature
183
The architexture of femininity
203
City visions gender and future city structures
217
Contributors
235

ROSIE HIGGINS TECHNOWHORES
111
ESTELLA RUSHAIJA
123

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The Cutting Edge Women's Research Group is at the University of Westminster and investigates new developments in art, design and media technologies and theories, and feminism.

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