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The Builders Association |
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Julian Maynard Smith |
Bella Merlin |
Vayu Naidu |
Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes |
Fiona Templeton |
Phillip Zarrilli |
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Contributors to the Collaboratory |
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Find Pages

The Presence Project is engaging with a wide range of practices and technologies of presence to advance a series of explicitly interdisciplinary investigations.

This page provides menus through which key clusters of pages, essays and interviews engaging with presence across this site can be accessed.

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Photo: Hugo Glendinning. Courtesy: Forced Entertainment.

Amongst our questions are:

What is the relationship between presence and absence?
Is presence synonymous with 'being in the moment'?
Can technology document presence?
Can technology produce presence?
What are the signifiers of presence?
Is there a relationship between presence and awareness? presence and consciousness?
What is co-presence?
Can presence be traced?
What is correlational presence?
Does presence imply distance - non presence?
What is the relationship between presence and aura?
Is presence a form of immersion?
What is a 'break in presence'?

six studies

We are tracking six artistic and scientific engagements with presence in collaboration with:

practice-research workshops

The Presence Project has commissioned an ongoing series of practice-research performance workshops at Exeter's Centre for Intermedia, working with:


In 2007 and 2008 we will be developing experiments in the CAVE facility at UCL:

life to the second power

At Stanford, Lynn Hershman Leeson's archive is being re-animated through a major project in Second Life:

presence project interviews

A series of interviews with contributing artists is also becoming available across the site, linked to documentations of research workshops, or investigations of processes and analyses of bodies of work. Follow these links for the full texts of our project interviews with:

Further interview texts will be posted soon.

on-line resources

Our developing resources include an ABC of Presence, the Presence Project Bibliography, our investigation of the theory and practice of Documentation and the Presence Forum.

Contributions to the Presence Project Forum are welcome, please go to Presence Forum for further details.



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