This wiki is an ongoing workspace for a book in the making. Volumetric Regimes will be published by Open Humanities Press (2021) in the DATA browser series, edited by Geoff Cox and Joasia Krysa.
Volumetric Regimes: material cultures of quantified presence
Edited by Possible Bodies (Jara Rocha and Femke Snelting)
Volumetric Regimes emerges from Possible Bodies, a collaborative project on the intersection between artistic and academic research. The project was initiated in 2016 to explore the very concrete and at the same time complex and fictional entities of so-called "bodies" in the context of 3D computation. Possible Bodies developed alongside an inventory of cases and resulted in texts, workshops, visual essays and performances. This book would bring together diverse materials from an ongoing conversation between artists, software developers and theorists working with the techniques and technologies of detecting, tracking, printing, modelling and rendering.
The book will be organised in five chapters, each containing differently formatted materials. Each chapter starts with a commissioned contribution which addresses the material-discursive entanglements that emerge from the crossing of quite differentiated worldlings. Contributors include: Ramon Amaro, Maria Dada, Helen Pritchard, Nicolas Malevé.
- Contribution by Helen Pritchard (2020)
- Visual essay: Somatopologies (materials for a movie in the making) (Jara Rocha + Femke Snelting, 2017)
- Text/transcript: somatopologies: a guided tour II (Jara Rocha + Femke Snelting, 2019)
- Text/visual contribution: Kym Ward feat. Possible Bodies (2017) Fanziposter, Kym Ward, Circluding (2017 + 2020)
- Interview: Pierre Huyghebaert & Sophie Boiron / item nr. 100. (Conversation on curves and outlines)
- Text: Snelting, F. and Rocha, J. (2018) MakeHuman in Braidotti, R. and Hlavajova, M. (eds), The Posthuman Glossary (London: Bloomsbury Academic)
- Pamphlet: Possible Bodies (2015) Information for Users. Leaflet in the framework of the Interface Manifesto writing sprint (Barcelona: self-published)
- Text: Contribution by Ramon Amaro (2020)
- Text: The Industrial Continuum of 3D (2020)
- Fanzine: Possible Bodies (2017) The Continuum. Plaquette in the framework of Rotation II: Imagined Mishearings (Barcelona: Hangar)
- Workshop documentation + script: Bau Design College of Barcelona, Signs of clandestine disorder for the uniformed and codified crowd (2017)
- Text: So-called plants (2020)
- Text: Correspondence with Romi Morrison (2020)
- Text: Rocha, J. and Snelting, F. (2017) The Possible Bodies Inventory: dis-orientation and its aftermath in "Cuerpos Poliédricos", Inmaterial Journal vol. 2, num. 3 (Barcelona: Bau College of Design)
- Visual essay: Possible Bodies, x, y, z (4 filmstills) (2018)
- Text: Invasive Imagination and its agential cuts (2019)
- Prospectus: The Extended Trans*feminist Rendering Program (2019)
- Text: Contribution by Maria Dada (2020)
- Comprehensive Features. Interview with Phil Langley (2015 + 2020)
- Text/visual essay: Nicolas Malevé, Panoramic unknowns (2020)
- Interview: Niquille, S., (2017) The Fragility of Life. Transcription of a conversation between Femke Snelting, Jara Rocha and Simone Niquille (Rotterdam: Het Nieuwe Instituut)
- Text: Contribution by Kathryn Yusoff (2020)
- Text: with Helen Pritchard, We Have Always Been Geohackers (2019).
- Workshop documentation: LiDAR on the rocks (2019)
- Report: Rocha, J. (2019) A Bugged Report, transmediale Journal
- Fiction: Possible Bodies feat. Helen Pritchard (2018). Ultrasonic Dreams of Aclinical Renderings. Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, No. 13