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  • Agency in Movement, Part 2Papers from the 2013 “Agency in Movement” symposium held at the University of Western Australia, Perth, 2013
  • Ionat Zurr, Guest Editor

The “Agency in Movement” special section of Leonardo Transactions is a selection of papers from the “Agency in Movement” symposium held by SymbioticA on 21 June 2013 at the University of Western Australia, Perth. These papers are a response to ideas concerning perceptions of life and agency through movement. The symposium included speakers from diverse disciplines who explored and interrogated the conceptual and technical relations between life (biological or artificial), movement and perceptions of “vitality.” This quest is part of a research project that explores the animation of lab-grown life: Tissue Engineered Muscle Actuator (TEMA).

We are pleased to present here Part 2 (of 2) of the “Agency in Movement” special section. (See Leonardo Vol. 48, No. 2 for Part 1 of this special section.)

Monika Bakke: Living (on) Dust: Around the Globe with Mineral Particles & Microbial Hitchhikers 266
Ethan Blue: National Vitality, Migrant Abjection, and Coercive Mobility: The Biopolitical History of American Deportation 268
Miranda D. Grounds: Factors Controlling Movement of Skeletal Muscles 270
Stuart Hodgetts: Syncitium in Motion: Exploring Movement in the Skeletal Muscle Cell Shared by Scientific and Artistic Nuclei 272
Andrew E. Pelling: Re-purposing Life in an Anti-Disciplinary and Curiosity-Driven Context 274
Elizabeth Stephens: “Dead Eyes Open”: The Role of Experiments in Galvanic Reanimation in Nineteenth-Century Popular Culture 276

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