Interfacing Affect

Buscando responder a perguntas : “How does the technological “interface” influence our relationship to physical space, history, and narrative? What is the relationship between the “topography” of writing and the topography of physical space? What about the “maps” of history? Do interactive technologies allow us to engage with history and narrative in different ways?”, a instalacao “Interfacing Affect: The Hollins Community Project (Jen Boyle, Hollins U)” busca experimentar a relacao das novas midias com a producao de historias e narrativas ligada a afetos.

“The project combines writing/narrative; locative technology; and the physical spaces surrounding the trails at the margins of campus. The trail is a remaining trace of two sides of Hollins institutional identity: creative, progressive women’s liberal arts institution with a strong community ethos, and the first chartered women’s college in southwestern Virginia possessing both prebellum and antebellum histories. The trail itself is a fascinating confluence of the real and the virtual. Along the trail one finds discarded cookware and turn-of –the-century glassware; old small foundations for dwellings; and the ruins of wood sculptures from the contemporary era.”