Cyborg theatre – corporeal / technological intersections in multimedia performance, Jennifer Parker-Starbuck



Title: Cyborg theatre – corporeal / technological intersections in multimedia performance

Author: Jennifer Parker-Starbuck

Typology: Essay

Language: English

Year: 2011

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 978-1-4039-4443-6

Synopsis: Cyborg Theatre investigates the role of bodies within the expanding field of multimedia performance. This innovative study articulates the first theoretical context for a “cyborg theatre” that metaphorically integrates on-stage bodies with the technologized, digitized or mediatized, to radically reimagine subjectivity in our post-human age. Parker-Starbuck covers a variety of provocative examples, both historical and contemporary, to propose new theoretical tools for understanding performance in our changing world. She offers a compelling feminist-inspired argument for the ways in which a range of bodies appearing on stage with new technologies serve to challenge notions of identity and destabilize historical binaries. Through a variety of critical lenses, Cyborg Theatre considers the ways in which bodies are already integrated with technology and the questions this raises in and through performance.