Technology, Communication, and Fashion
Leopoldina Fortunati, James E. Katz, Raimonda Riccini
Contents: P. Gamba, Foreword. L. Fortunati, J.E. Katz, R. Riccini, Introduction. Part I:The Body Between Science, Technology, and Art.T. Maldonado, The Body: Artificialization and Transparency. G.O. Longo, Body and Technology: Continuity or Discontinuity? M. Somalvico, Bodies and Robots. R. Strassoldo, Sade Triumphant: The Body in Contemporary Art. A. Neiger, The Narrated Body: The Representation of Corporeality in Contemporary Literature. L. Fortunati, Real People, Artificial Bodies. Part II:The Body Communicating Between Technology, Fashion, and Identity.J.E. Katz, M. Aakhus, H.D. Kim, M. Turner, Cross-Cultural Comparisons of ICTs. C. Lobet-Maris, Mobile Phone Tribes: Youth and Social Identity. R. Ling, Fashion and Vulgarity in the Adoption of the Mobile Telephone Among Teens in Norway. V. Oksman, P. Rautiainen, Extension of the Hand: Children's and Teenagers' Relationship With the Mobile Phone in Finland. R. Riccini, Women's Identities and Everyday Technologies. A. Contarello, Body to Body: Copresence in Communication. G. Strocchi, The Next Frontier of Technology: Awaiting UMTS. Part III:Dressing Technologies.G. Pacifici, P. Girardi, Slaves and Free People in the Gaily Colored Empire. E. Danese, Inside the Surface: Technology in Modern Textiles. S.B. Kaiser, Fashion, Media, and Cultural Anxiety: Visual Representations of Childhood. P. Calefato, Wearing Communication: Home, Travel, Space. A. Poli, The Equipped Body: Wearable Computers and Intelligent Fabrics. Part IV:The Body and Technologies for Health and Well-Being.D. Ricc, Artificial Sensory Perception: Vicarious Technologies for Synesthesia. M. Chiapponi, Health Care Technologies: The Contribution of Industrial Design. J. Frascara, The Third Skin: Wearing the Car, Ignoring Safety. A. Dominoni, Conditions of Microgravity and the Body's "Second Skin." P. Gerundini, M. Castellani, The Technologies of Body Visualization. L. Fortunati, J.E. Katz, R. Riccini, Conclusion: Bodies Mediating the Future.