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MediaArtHistories

Author: Oliver Grau
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007.
Series: Leonardo (Series) (Cambridge, Mass.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Digital art has become a major contemporary art form, but it has yet to achieve acceptance from mainstream cultural institutions; it is rarely collected, and seldom included in the study of art history or other academic disciplines. In MediaArtHistories, leading scholars seek to change this. They take a wider view of media art, placing it against the backdrop of art history. Their essays demonstrate that today's  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
MediaArtHistories.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608211424
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Grau
ISBN: 0262072793 9780262072793 9780262514989 0262514982
OCLC Number: 70259042
Description: xii, 475 p., [10] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: The coming and going of images / Rudolf Arnheim --
It is forbidden not to touch : some remarks on the (forgotten parts of the) history of interactivity and virtuality / Peter Weibel --
Historicizing art and technology : forging a method and firing a canon / Edward A. Shanken --
Twin-touch-test-redux : media archaeological approach to art, interactivity, and tactility / Erkki Huhtamo --
Duchamp : interface : turing : a hypothetical encounter between the bachelor machine and the universal machine / Dieter Daniels --
Remember the phantasmagoria! Illusion politics of the eighteenth century and its multimedial afterlife / Oliver Grau --
Islamic automation : a reading of Al-Jazari's The book of knowledge of ingenious mechanical devices (1206) / Gunalan Nadarajan --
The automatization of figurative techniques : toward the autonomous image / Edmond Couchot --
Image, process, performance, machinic / Andreas Broeckmann --
From film to interactive art : transformations in media arts / Ryszard W. Kluszczynski --
The passage from material to interface / Louise Poissant --
The myth of immateriality : presenting and preserving new media / Christiane Paul --
Device art : a new approach in understanding Japanese contemporary media art / Machiko Kusahara --
Projecting minds / Ron Burnett --
Abstraction and complexity / Lev Manovich --
Making studies in new media critical / Timothy Lenoir --
Image, meaning, and discovery / Felice Frankel --
There are no visual media / W.J.T. Mitchell --
Projection : vanishing and becoming / Sean Cubitt --
Between a Bach and a bard place : productive constraint in early computer arts / Douglas Kahn --
Picturing uncertainty : from representation to mental representation / Barbara Maria Stafford.
Series Title: Leonardo (Series) (Cambridge, Mass.)
Other Titles: Mediaart histories
Media art histories
Responsibility: edited by Oliver Grau.

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Leading scholars take a wider view of new media, placing it in the context of art history and acknowledging the necessity of an interdisciplinary approach in new media art studies and practice.  Read more...

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A rich selection of important texts by some of the most noteworthy figures in media art history, and together they will do much to shape the content of this new discipline. -- Charlie Gere the Art Read more...

 
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