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Bunt, B. (2013). Intimate disavowal: turning away from technological media art. In K. Cleland, L. Fisher and R. Harley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art (pp. 1-4). Sydney: ISEA.

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ISEA2013 is an international festival of electronic art and ideas that will take place in Sydney, Australia. Presented by the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT), ISEA2013 will showcase a selection of the best media artworks from around the world and provide a platform for a lively exchange of future-focused ideas. ISBN: 9780646913131


This paper describes a personal turn away from technological media art towards modes of practice that involve walking based interaction with the local environment. However, rather than stressing areas of difference, I consider points of unexpected continuity. The key association hinges on a common concern with dimensions of mediation. Within this context, I argue for a broader conception of mediation that is not restricted to technological media, but that can also incorporate our complex relation to aspects of lived immediacy.