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TitleMediating the human body [electronic resource] : technology, communication, and fashion / edited by Leopoldina Fortunati, James E. Katz, Raimonda Riccini
Imprint Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 2003
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Descript xix, 230 p. ; 24 cm


Introduction / Leopoldina Fortunati, James E. Katz, Raimonda Riccini -- PART I. THE BODY BETWEEN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND ART -- Body: artificialization and transparency / Tomโas Maldonado -- Body and technology: continuity or discontinuity? / Giuseppe O. Longo -- Bodies and robots / Marco Somalvico -- Sade triumphant: the body in contemporary art / Raimondo Strassoldo -- Narrated body: the representation of corporeality in contemporary literature / Ada Neiger -- Real people, artificial bodies / Leopoldina Fortunati -- PART II. THE BODY COMMUNICATING BETWEEN TECHNOLOGY, FASHION, AND IDENTITY -- Cross-cultural comparisons of ICT's / James E. Katz ... [et al.] -- Mobile phone tribes: youth and social identity / Claire Lobet-Maris -- Fashion and vulgarity in the adoption of the mobile telephone among teens in Norway / Richard Ling -- Extension of the hand: children's and teenagers' relationship with the mobile phone in Finland / Virpi Oksman, Pirjo Rautiainen -- Women's identities and everyday technologies / Raimonda Riccini -- Body to body: copresence in communication / Alberta Contarello -- Next frontier of technology: awaiting UMTS / Giovanni Strocchi -- PART III. DRESSING TECHNOLOGIES -- Slaves and free people in the gaily colored empire / Giorgio Pacifici, Paolo Girardi -- Inside the surface: technology in modern textiles / Elda Danese -- Fashion, media, and cultural anxiety: visual representations of childhood / Susan B. Kaiser -- Wearing communication: home, travel, space / Patrizia Calefato -- Equipped body: wearable computers and intelligent fabrics / Anna Poli -- PART IV. THE BODY AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING -- Artificial sensory perception: vicarious technologies for synesthesia / Dina Riccแo -- Health care technologies: the contribution of industrial design / Medardo Chiapponi -- Third skin: wearing the car, ignoring safety / Jorge Frascara -- Conditions of microgravity and the body's "second skin" / Annalisa Dominoni -- Technologies of body visualization / Paolo Gerundini, Massimo Castellani -- Conclusion: Bodies mediating the future / Leopoldina Fortunati, James E. Katz, Raimonda Riccini

Body Human -- Social aspects Human beings -- Effect of technological innovations on Human figure in art Human-computer interaction Communication and technology Mass media and technology Technology and civilization Advertising -- Fashion Electronic books.


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