Perform or Else
From Discipline to Performance
By (author) Jon McKenzie
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Perform or Else by Jon McKenzie
Book Description'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 DetailsISBN: 9780415247696
(216mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jon McKenzie
Contesting Performance, Hardback (November 2009)
Contesting Performance is a collection of essays by international scholars that addresses the global development of performance research in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The collection functions as a critical reader on diverse approaches to studying performance that contest dominant paradigms of performance studies.
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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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