Translated title of the contribution: The Spiritual Gesture of Zero-Point Network Place

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This paper studies the attributes of zero-point cyberspace using Lefebvre's concepts of ”zero-point space” and rhythm analysis discourse as its central structure. The paper further elaborates on the concept ”Thirding-as-Othering”, which has evolved from the previous two concepts. Using the three theoretical elements ”Programme-RepeatAction-Gesture” as context nodes, the authors point out how the binary numeral system, body positions, and continual repetition of movement have become a spiritual gesture producing the kinetic energy of ”Thirding-as-Othering” and turning it into an anti-systematic force. Following that, the paper examines how the concept of Lefebvre's ”zero-point space”, elaborated from Roland Barthes' ”zero-point writing”, creates a field of cultural revolution and practice space for everyday life, and how it extends into ”Thirding-as-Othering” and then into the ”other-than” space. Afterwards, it discusseshow binary programming language, continual repetition of body movements, and the rhythm of work, have become an abstract spiritual gesture. Finally, in analyzing net artworks by re-engaging them from the perspective of ”Thirding-as-Othering”, we present the energy possibilities within zero-point cyberspace.
Translated title of the The Spiritual Gesture of Zero-Point Network Place
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)169 - 201
Number of pages33
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2012


  • Henri Lefebvre
  • zero-point space
  • spiritual gesture
  • repetition
  • Thirding-as-Othering
  • network


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