Something Other (SO) is a research project that explores the relationships between digital space and live performance. SO is funded by Arts Council England and developed by Mary Paterson in collaboration with the journalist Maddy Costa and the creative technologist Ross Miller.
For CCLAP, Mary will introduce the themes of the project in the context of the rites of digital space, including the functions of memory, attention and the gaze in relationship to digital technology. How does digital technology affect the role of the critic/ observer, and the technology of language itself? How are digital communications insinuated into our lives and how does this affect our relationship with knowledge? What is the nature of intimacy, presence and identity in networked space?