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A Companion to Digital Art

Author
edited by Christiane Paul
Publisher / Label
Wiley-Blackwell
Country
UK
Language
English
Publication year
2016
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
632
ISBN
9781118475201

Index

List of Figures viii

Notes on Contributors xi

Acknowledgements xix

INTRODUCTION: From Digital to Post-Digital — Evolutions of an Art Form   1
  Christiane Paul

PART I: HISTORIES OF DIGITAL ART   21

1 The Complex and Multifarious Expression of Digital Art and 
  its Impact on Archives and Humanities   23
  Oliver Grau

2 International Networks of Early Digital Arts  46
 Darko Fritz

3 Art in the Rear-View Mirror: The Media-Archaeological Tradition in Art   69
  Erkki Huhtamo

4 Proto-Media Art: Revisiting Japanese Postwar Avant-garde Art   111
  Machiko Kusahara

5 Generative Art Theory   146
  Philip Galanter

6 Digital Art at the Interface of Technology and Feminism   181
  Jennifer Way

07 The Hauntology of the Digital Image
Charlie Gere

8 Participatory Art: Histories and Experiences of Display   226
  Rudolf Frieling

PART II: AESTHETICS OF DIGITAL ART   247

9 Small Abstract Aesthetics   249
  Max Bense

10 Aesthetics of the Digital   265
  Sean Cubitt

11 Computational Aesthetics   281
  M. Beatrice Fazi and Matthew Fuller

12 Participatory Platforms and the Emergence of Art   297
  Olga Goriunova

13 Interactive Art: Interventions in/to Process   310
  Nathaniel Stern

14 The Cultural Work of Public Interactives   330
  Anne Balsamo

PART III: NETWORK CULTURES: THE POLITICS OF DIGITAL ART   353

15 Shockwaves in the New World Order of Information 
  and Communication   355
  Armin Medosch

16 Critical Intelligence in Art and Digital Media   384
  Konrad Becker

17 The Silver Age of Social Media: Nettime.org and the Avant-Garde   
  of the 90s   400
  McKenzie Wark

18 Art in the Corporatized Sphere: The Impact of Commercial 
  Social Media on Online Artistic Practice   413
  Kyle Chayka

19 Big Data and Artistic Visualization   426
  Lev Manovich

20 Critical Play: The Productive Paradox   445
  Mary Flanagan

PART IV: DIGITAL ART AND THE INSTITUTION   461

21 Contemporary Art and New Media: Digital Divide or 
  Hybrid Discourse?   463
  Edward A. Shanken

22 One of Us! On the Coupling of New Media Art and Art Institutions   482
  Richard Rinehart

23 The Digital Arts In and Out of the Institution — Where to Now?   494
  Sarah Cook

24 Digital Conservation - Tools, Methods, Strategies   516
  Ben Fino-Radin

25 Trusting Amateurs with Our Future   537
  Jon Ippolito

26 Enabling the Future, or How to Survive FOREVER   553
   Annet Dekker

27 Exhibition Histories and Futures: The Importance of Participation 
  and Audiences   575
  Beryl Graham

Index   597