Necking in Copenhagen
But on to the necking! I sat in on a splendid panel called Techno-Choreographies: Embodying Technologies of Mobility. The standout from this crowd for me was Dorthe Gert Simonsen (University of Copenhagen) and her paper "The Aviation Neck: Arial and Grounded Bodies in Early Powered Flight". Simonsen had done extensive work on the print culture representations of bodies relating to flight--her many images of "aviation neck" were a particular delight, but also draw attention to how technology changes the material practice of being in our own bodies (i.e., what we do with our bodies).
10/19/2012 09:57:31 am
Nice post, Laine--and great illustrations! It was a pleasure to meet you too.
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