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Perform or Else
By Jon McKenzie

Perform or Else

From Discipline to Performance

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Perform or Else by Jon McKenzie

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'Performance' has become one of the key terms for the new century. But what do we mean by 'performance'? In today's world it can refer to experimental art; productivity in the workplace; and the functionality of technological systems. Do these disparate fields bear any relation to each other? In Perform or Else Jon McKenzie asserts that there is a relationship cultural, organisational, and technological performance. In this theoretical tour de force McKenzie demonstrates that all three paradigms operate together to create powerful and contradictory pressures to 'perform...or else'. This is an urgent and important intervention in contemporary critical thinking. It will profoundly shape our understanding of twenty-first century structures of power and knowledge.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415247696
ISBN-10: 0415247691
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Perform or Else by Jon McKenzie Perform or Else, Hardback (March 2001)

This text examines the meaning of the word "performance" in the 21st century. The author asserts that there is a relationship between cultural, organizational and technological performance and demonstrates that all three operate together to create powerful and contradictory pressures.

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Author Biography - Jon McKenzie

Jon McKenzie is Visiting Professor of Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, where he teaches courses on globalization, experience design, and organizational performance. He also consults as a strategist in the new media industry. His essays include Laurie Anderson for Dummies and Towards a Sociopoetics of Interface Design: etoy, eToys, TOYWAR.

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