A Companion to Digital Art (Blackwell Companions to Art History)

A Companion to Digital Art (Blackwell Companions to Art History)

By: Christiane Paul (author)Hardback

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Reflecting the dynamic creativity of its subject, this definitive guide spans the evolution, aesthetics, and practice of today s digital art, combining fresh, emerging perspectives with the nuanced insights of leading theorists. Showcases the critical and theoretical approaches in this fast-moving discipline Explores the history and evolution of digital art; its aesthetics and politics; as well as its often turbulent relationships with established institutions Provides a platform for the most influential voices shaping the current discourse surrounding digital art, combining fresh, emerging perspectives with the nuanced insights of leading theorists Tackles digital art s primary practical challenges how to present, document, and preserve pieces that could be erased forever by rapidly accelerating technological obsolescence Up-to-date, forward-looking, and critically reflective, this authoritative new collection is informed throughout by a deep appreciation of the technical intricacies of digital art

About Author

Christiane Paul is Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies at the New School, New York, USA, and also Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Prof. Paul is a noted curator who oversees the Whitney s artport website and has for more than a decade conceived and administered the museum s new media exhibitions, including Data Dynamics (2001), Profiling (2007), and Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools (2011). Other curatorial work includes The Public Private (Kellen Gallery, The New School, 2013); Biennale Quadrilaterale (Rijeka, Croatia, 2009-10); Feedforward - The Angel of History (LABoral, Spain, 2009); and INDAF Digital Art Festival (Incheon, Korea, 2009). She is the author of Digital Art (2003), New Media in the White Cube and Beyond (2008), and co-editor with Margot Lovejoy and Victoria Vesna of Context Providers Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts (2011).


List of Figures ii Notes on Contributors iii Acknowledgements iv INTRODUCTION ov From Digital to Post-Digital Evolutions of an Art Form v Christiane Paul PART I: HISTORIES OF DIGITAL ART 1 The Complex and Multifarious Expression of Digital Art and its Impact on Archives and Humanities Oliver Grau 2 International Networks of Early Digital Arts Darko Fritz 3 Art in the Rear-View Mirror: The Media-Archaeological Tradition in Art Erkki Huhtamo 4 Proto-Media Art: Revisiting Japanese Postwar Avant-garde Art Machiko Kusahara 5 Generative Art Theory Philip Galanter 6 Digital Art at the Interface of Technology and Feminism Jennifer Way 07 The Hauntology of the Digital Image Charlie Gere 8 Participatory Art: Histories and Experiences of Display Rudolf Frieling PART II: AESTHETICS OF DIGITAL ART 9 Small Abstract Aesthetics Max Bense 10 Aesthetics of the Digital Sean Cubitt 11 Computational Aesthetics M. Beatrice Fazi and Matthew Fuller 12 Participatory Platforms and the Emergence of Art Olga Goriunova 13 Interactive Art: Interventions in/to Process Nathaniel Stern 14 The Cultural Work of Public Interactives Anne Balsamo PART III: NETWORK CULTURES: THE POLITICS OF DIGITAL ART 15 Shockwaves in the New World Order of Information and Communication Armin Medosch 16 Critical Intelligence in Art and Digital Media Konrad Becker 17 The Silver Age of Social Media: Nettime.org and the Avant-Garde of the 90s McKenzie Wark 18 Art in the Corporatized Sphere: The Impact of Commercial Social Media on Online Artistic Practice Kyle Chayka 19 Big Data and Artistic Visualization Lev Manovich 20 Critical Play: The Productive Paradox Mary Flanagan PART IV: DIGITAL ART AND THE INSTITUTION 21 Contemporary Art and New Media: Digital Divide or Hybrid Discourse? Edward A. Shanken 22 One of Us! On the Coupling of New Media Art and Art Institutions Richard Rinehart 23 The Digital Arts In and Out of the Institution Where to Now? Sarah Cook 24 Digital Conservation - Tools, Methods, Strategies Ben Fino-Radin 25 Trusting Amateurs with Our Future Jon Ippolito 26 Enabling the Future, or How to Survive FOREVER Annet Dekker 27 Exhibition Histories and Futures: The Importance of Participation and Audiences Beryl Graham

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  • ISBN13: 9781118475201
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 628
  • ID: 9781118475201
  • weight: 1322
  • ISBN10: 1118475208

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