Issue19, Spring 2012
Philippe Despoix and Nicolas Donin
Every social act involves specific types of coordination: coordination of bodily movements, agreement between the performers of a joint action, but also conjunction of human activity with temporality. In what contexts has “synchronizing” been conceptualized? What are the significant modalities of synchronization, and what are its effects, in our contemporary world? This issue of Intermediality proposes to explore these questions from the perspectives of the body, of writing and of technical objects. It proposes to trace an archeology of the various modes of (de)synchronization and to explore their diversity at the crossroads of the arts of image, sound, and music.