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Imagery in the 21st century

Author: Oliver Grau; Thomas Veigl
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011.
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"We are surrounded by images as never before: on Flickr, Facebook, and YouTube; on thousands of television channels; in digital games and virtual worlds; in media art and science. Without new efforts to visualize complex ideas, structures, and systems, today's informatio explosion would be unmanageable. The digital image represents endless options for manipulation; images seem capable of changing interactively or  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Grau; Thomas Veigl
ISBN: 9780262015721 0262015722
OCLC Number: 678924543
Description: vi, 410 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Current screens / Sean Cubitt --
The unmasking of images : the anachronism of TV-faces / Martin Schulz --
Bio art : from Genesis to Natural history of the enigma / Eduardo Kac --
Machinima : on the invention and innovation of a new visual media technology / Thomas Veigl --
Steps toward collaborative video : time and authorship / Stefan Heidenreich --
Imaging science : the pictorial turn in bio- and neurosciences / Olaf Breidbach --
Toward new conventions for visualizing blood flow in the era of fascination with visibility and imagery / Dolores Steinman and David Steinman --
Visual practices across the university : a report / James Elkins --
On sourcery, or code as fetish / Wendy Hui Kyong Chun --
Cultural interfaces : interaction revisited / Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau --
Feeling the image : some critical notes on affect / Marie-Luise Angerer --
Web 2.0 and the museum / Peter Weibel --
Kawaii : cute interactive media / Adrian David Cheok --
Universal synthesizer and window : cellular automata as a new kind of cybernetic image / Tim Otto Roth and Andreas Deutsch --
Interdependence and consequence : en route toward a grammar of hypermedia communication design / Harald Kraemer --
Visualizing change : computer graphics as a research method / Lev Manovich and Jeremy Douglass --
"God is in the details," or the filing box answers / Martin Warnke --
Media art's challenge to our societies / Oliver Grau --
In and out of time : is there anything new under the cyber-sun? / Martin Kemp.
Other Titles: Imagery in the twenty-first century
Responsibility: edited by Oliver Grau with Thomas Veigl.

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"We are surrounded by images as never before: on Flickr, Facebook, and YouTube; on thousands of television channels; in digital games and virtual worlds; in media art and science. Without new efforts to visualize complex ideas, structures, and systems, today's informatio explosion would be unmanageable. The digital image represents endless options for manipulation; images seem capable of changing interactively or even autonomously. This volume offers systematic and interdisciplinary reflections on these new image worlds and new analytical approaches to the visual"--Book jacket.

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