My boyfriend came back from the war, online since 1996 : Olia Lialina (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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My boyfriend came back from the war, online since 1996 : Olia Lialina

Author: Olia LialinaSabine HimmelsbachMichael ConnorAlexandra AdlerAnna DragoAll authors
Publisher: [Basel] : Christoph Merian Verlag, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... Is a key work of the 1990s as an interactive narrative as well as a pioneering work of net art. MBCBFTW reveals the story of two people who are trying to talk to each other about a war, after the fact ... This book celebrates the original story and its interpretations, but not only, it illuminates twenty years of the World Wide Web as medium and technology, from the intial enthusiasm to the new communication  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Named Person: Olia Lialina
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olia Lialina; Sabine Himmelsbach; Michael Connor; Alexandra Adler; Anna Drago; Haus für elektronische Künste (Basel, Switzerland)
ISBN: 9783856166892 3856166890
OCLC Number: 945627673
Notes: Academy publication.
On the occasion of an exhibition held at HeK, House of Electronic Arts, Basel, January 21 - March 20, 2016.
Parallel texts in English and German.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Sabine Himmelsbach, My Boyfriend Never Came Back From The War, Introduction --
Bruce Sterling, My Boyfriend Never Came Back From The Web --
Michael Connor, Speaking in Net Language: My Boyfriend Came Back from the War --
Roman Leibov, MBCBFTW Twenty Years Later: Memories of the Context --
Joanna McNeil, A Story Inside a Browser.
Other Titles: MBCBFTW
Responsibility: Sabine Himmelsbach and Olia Lialina for/für HeK and/und Merz Akademie ; [contributions by Michael Connor [and four others] ; artists texts, Alexandra Adler, Anna Drago, Sabine Himmelsbach].

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" ... Is a key work of the 1990s as an interactive narrative as well as a pioneering work of net art. MBCBFTW reveals the story of two people who are trying to talk to each other about a war, after the fact ... This book celebrates the original story and its interpretations, but not only, it illuminates twenty years of the World Wide Web as medium and technology, from the intial enthusiasm to the new communication possibilities, to the acceptence as an omnipresent tool ..." back cover.

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