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Lupo, Max (2017) Beep-Boopatronics. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Lupo, Max

Beep-Boopatronics addresses discarded consumer goods, nostalgia, and the creativity inherent in adapting one object into another. Working through the lens of Ian Bogost’s Alien Phenomenology and Linda Hutcheon’s Theory of Adaptation, the exhibition and paper Beep-Boopatronics explore how objects can be made to communicate with each other, and how that communication, while fragmented, can produce a novel object; in this case, a strange musical instrument. This process was conducted through practice-based research as determined by the application and adaptation of Bogost’s Carpentry as a working methodology. The observations within this study dwell on the humour and meaning which can arise from incongruity. The results include new connections between object-oriented ontology and inter-textual adaptation, which were revealed through the project’s discourse on translation and porting.

Date: April 2017
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 14:29
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 23:15
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1625

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