Synthesis and Nullification (2012)

Synthesis and Nullification (2012)

By: Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss (author)Paperback

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Synthesis and Nullification is the first retrospective covering the career of Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss as a visual artist, graphic designer, multimedia developer, writer, researcher, educator and visionary conceptualist. Synthesis and Nullification is used here metaphorically, as it stands for a complex and wide ranging theoretical and practical exploration in visual culture. The book is divided into four main chapters, which bundle in chronological order artwork, concept visualizations, installations, photographs and multimedia work. It contains numerous previously unpublished texts and artwork from the last two decades, allowing discovery of a whole universe of textual and visual material. Written for media scholars, media artists, designers, art historians, communication experts and curators.

About Author

Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss, PhD, is Professor of communication and education technologies in Visual Culture and study programme director of ePedagogy Design - Visual Knowledge Building at Aalto University / School of Art and Design Helsinki. He coined the term Visual Knowledge Building, referring to "a visualization process of interconnected models of distributed socio-cultural encoded data representations and simulations that are structured and contextualized by a learning community." In his research he tries to find answers to how real and virtual space interactions can generate novel forms of communicative, creative and social practices in global connected communities. The last 20 years he worked as art and design teacher, media artist, graphic designer, author, multimedia-developer and university teacher. He is also serving as expert advisor and reviewer for a number of scientific and research bodies, including the European Commission and he has received several honors and scholarships. His international activities as speaker, lecturer, invited scholar and researcher brought him to many institutions around the world, for example Oxford University-Internet Institute, Seoul National University-Design Talks, National Institute of Multimedia Education Tokyo, University of the Arts London, K.U. Leuven, University Hamburg, Bilgi University Istanbul, San Francisco de Quito University.


Foreword. - I Texts, concept visualizations: From soft cinema to collaborative moviemaking in the cloud. Ad hoc communication. No entrance for human beings. Cartesian and/or cyberspace. Scanning Henry Jenkins and Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss. The currency of the future. Net Aesthetics. Media-cultivation-sampling. Quick Response. Ubiquity. - II Photographs, multimedia: The internet of things . Nothing new in the west. Repairae Recoverae Resetae Rescueae Save. Air seats 2012. Cityscape series. Noesis/Noema. Borromini interactive. Digital motion graphics. Computer aided large scale imagery. Interactive CD-Rom. - III Installations: Body and fruits. The simplicity and joy of being. Children's playground. Liberty, for the democrat, consists not in being able to say everything he thinks, but in not having to think about everything he says. New York, New York. Boxes, words and contradictions.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783709110287
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 203
  • ID: 9783709110287
  • ISBN10: 3709110289
  • edition: 2012

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