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Australian National University

1. Cabayao, Ulysses. Posthumous Agency on Facebook .

Degree: 2016, Australian National University

Posthumous Agency on Facebook Abstract: The concept of agency remains contested in anthropology. One aspect of the debate spans from those who, on the one hand, insist that agency is exclusive to living human beings, with all its accompanying implication, to those who, on the other, believe that non-living, non-human things also exert agency. Posthumous agency straddles this debate with its strange creature: the dead human being. In this thesis, however, I seek to examine how the dead in the context of Facebook challenge existing literature on the agency of the dead. While the agency of the dead has been recently garnering scholarly attention, this interest has focused largely on the agentive capacity of the corporeal remains of the person: corpse, ashes, bones. The dead do not simply remain dead; they remain socially, symbolically, and mnemonically significant. They further live on through distributed instances of their personhood, through their material possessions or through their surviving social relationships. I apply Alfred Gell’s theory of the art nexus to examine how the agency of the dead is abducted through their corporeal, material, and social remains. Building on three thematic treatments of posthumous agency as heuristic, I analyze the presence of the dead on Facebook to demonstrate and expound on their posthumous agency. The findings of this thesis affirm the fuzzy boundaries of agency that make agency slippery enough to be applied to the dead, to be distributed across one’s social network, and to be shared with digital technology.

Subjects/Keywords: Agency; Facebook; Death; Posthumous Agency; Alfred Gell; Dead; Sheila Harper; Social Media

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APA (6th Edition):

Cabayao, U. (2016). Posthumous Agency on Facebook . (Thesis). Australian National University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1885/118431

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Cabayao, Ulysses. “Posthumous Agency on Facebook .” 2016. Thesis, Australian National University. Accessed December 14, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1885/118431.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Cabayao, Ulysses. “Posthumous Agency on Facebook .” 2016. Web. 14 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Cabayao U. Posthumous Agency on Facebook . [Internet] [Thesis]. Australian National University; 2016. [cited 2019 Dec 14]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/118431.

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Council of Science Editors:

Cabayao U. Posthumous Agency on Facebook . [Thesis]. Australian National University; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/118431

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


Universidade de Lisboa

2. Moreira, Daniel Arnaut, 1986-. A descontextualização do objecto de arte.

Degree: 2014, Universidade de Lisboa

This thesis, based on the works of Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons, begins with the analyses of the decontextualization of the art object. This goal, driven by the book O Humor e a Lógica dos Objectos de Duchamp, by José Gil e Ana Godinho, leads us to create a relation between religious objects, common in modern religions, and fetich or totems, common in the so-called “primitive” societies. This analogy has its basis on the work of Alfred Gell, an anthropologist that defends that art was sacralized, and that contemporary artists can be compared to the shamans and clerics of ancient times. This thesis concludes, based on the work of Gell, that the role of the object in society, at a symbolic level, works as an index. The decontextualization of the object, besides changing his function, is also going to change its meaning. It is the construction of new meanings, through the manipulation of context, that artists like Duchamp and Koons rely on. The similarity between an object of art and an object of religious cult, is not only a product of its indexing nature – between man and object – but essentially, how art and religion are structured in society Advisors/Committee Members: Pereira, José Carlos, 1970-.

Subjects/Keywords: Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968; Koons, Jeff, 1955-; Gell, Alfred; Arte contemporânea; Objectos; Ready-mades; Sociologia da arte

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Moreira, Daniel Arnaut, 1. (2014). A descontextualização do objecto de arte. (Thesis). Universidade de Lisboa. Retrieved from http://www.rcaap.pt/detail.jsp?id=oai:repositorio.ul.pt:10451/11896

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Moreira, Daniel Arnaut, 1986-. “A descontextualização do objecto de arte.” 2014. Thesis, Universidade de Lisboa. Accessed December 14, 2019. http://www.rcaap.pt/detail.jsp?id=oai:repositorio.ul.pt:10451/11896.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Moreira, Daniel Arnaut, 1986-. “A descontextualização do objecto de arte.” 2014. Web. 14 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Moreira, Daniel Arnaut 1. A descontextualização do objecto de arte. [Internet] [Thesis]. Universidade de Lisboa; 2014. [cited 2019 Dec 14]. Available from: http://www.rcaap.pt/detail.jsp?id=oai:repositorio.ul.pt:10451/11896.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Moreira, Daniel Arnaut 1. A descontextualização do objecto de arte. [Thesis]. Universidade de Lisboa; 2014. Available from: http://www.rcaap.pt/detail.jsp?id=oai:repositorio.ul.pt:10451/11896

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of Dundee

3. De Wild, Karin. Internet art and agency : the social lives of online artworks.

Degree: PhD, 2019, University of Dundee

During the 1990s, artists started to explore the possibilities of the World Wide Web. This thesis investigates online artworks by studying their agency. Why do people interact with them, as if they are alive? How do they mobilise people, or make them share visions and ideas? Based on research in largely untapped archives, it presents an in-depth examination of several case studies, exploring the artwork's ability to have the power to act in a variety of social settings. Through studying the life trajectory of the artwork, it also offers insights in how these dynamic entities undergo changes over time and across cultures. Grounded in theoretical literature on the agency of art, this research offers an innovative way of understanding Internet art and it contributes to wider conversations about the agency of art and artefacts. Case studies include: Mouchette (Martine Neddam), 'Mouchette' (1996-present). Web project (www.mouchette.org). Collection of Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam). Shu Lea Cheang, 'Brandon' (1998-1999). Web project (brandon.guggenheim.org). Collection of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York). Lynn Hershman Leeson, 'Agent Ruby' (1998-2002). Web project (agentruby.sfmoma.org). Collection of SFMOMA (San Francisco).

Subjects/Keywords: Material culture; Art history; Internet art; Alfred Gell; Agency; Agent-Based Modelling; Museum; Heritage; Digital; Curation; Web archive; Anthropology; Preservation

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APA (6th Edition):

De Wild, K. (2019). Internet art and agency : the social lives of online artworks. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Dundee. Retrieved from https://discovery.dundee.ac.uk/en/studentTheses/a6a64a92-2edc-44a8-b371-de4a61bdc289 ; https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.763000

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

De Wild, Karin. “Internet art and agency : the social lives of online artworks.” 2019. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Dundee. Accessed December 14, 2019. https://discovery.dundee.ac.uk/en/studentTheses/a6a64a92-2edc-44a8-b371-de4a61bdc289 ; https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.763000.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

De Wild, Karin. “Internet art and agency : the social lives of online artworks.” 2019. Web. 14 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

De Wild K. Internet art and agency : the social lives of online artworks. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Dundee; 2019. [cited 2019 Dec 14]. Available from: https://discovery.dundee.ac.uk/en/studentTheses/a6a64a92-2edc-44a8-b371-de4a61bdc289 ; https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.763000.

Council of Science Editors:

De Wild K. Internet art and agency : the social lives of online artworks. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Dundee; 2019. Available from: https://discovery.dundee.ac.uk/en/studentTheses/a6a64a92-2edc-44a8-b371-de4a61bdc289 ; https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.763000

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