The Point of the Matter: Performativity in scientific practices

Jean Paul Van Bendegem, Maaike Bleeker

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The conference Does it Matter? Composite Bodies and Posthuman Prototypes in Contemporary Performing Arts (Ghent University, 2015) featured a ‘keynote dialogue’ between performance scholar and philosopher Maaike Bleeker (Utrecht University) and mathematician and philosopher of science Jean Paul Van Bendegem (Free University of Brussels). Speaking from their respective areas of interest and expertise, Bleeker and Van Bendegem discussed various examples of scientific processes that exposed performative mechanisms resulting from the entanglement of technological tools and human agency—a dynamic that is a characteristic feature of scientific practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerformance And Posthumanism
Subtitle of host publicationStaging Prototypes Of Composite Bodies
EditorsKristel Stalpaert, Kristof Van Baarle, Laura Karreman
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-74745-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-74744-2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2021

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