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Media Art Histories (MediaArtHistories)

Media Art Histories (MediaArtHistories)
Library Shelf Location 31.GRAU
Publication Date 2010
Description With contributions by Rudolf Arnheim, Andreas Broeckmann, Ron Burnett, Edmond Couchot, Sean Cubitt, Dieter Daniels, Felice Frankel, Oliver Grau, Erkki Huhtamo, Douglas Kahn, Ryszard W. Kluszczynski, Machiko Kusahara, Timothy Lenoir, Lev Manovich, W. J. T. Mitchell, Gunalan Nadarajan, Christiane Paul, Louise Poissant, Edward A. Shanken, Barbara Maria Stafford and Peter Weibel. 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 media art cannot be understood by technological details alone; it cannot be understood without its history, and it must be understood in proximity to other disciplines—film, cultural and media studies, computer science, philosophy, and sciences dealing with images. Contributors trace the evolution of digital art, from thirteenth-century Islamic mechanical devices and eighteenth-century phantasmagoria, magic lanterns, and other multimedia illusions, to Marcel Duchamp's inventions and 1960s kinetic and op art. They reexamine and redefine key media art theory terms—machine, media, exhibition—and consider the blurred dividing lines between art products and consumer products and between art images and science images. Finally, MediaArtHistories offers an approach for an interdisciplinary, expanded image science, which needs the "trained eye" of art history. TABLE OF CONTENTS: 1 INTRODUCTION Oliver Grau 1 2 THE COMING AND GOING OF IMAGES Rudolf Arnheim 15 I Origins: Evolution versus Revolution 19 3 IT IS FORBIDDEN NOT TO TOUCH SOME REMARKS ON THE (FORGOTTEN PARTS OF THE) HISTORY OF INTERACTIVITY AND VIRTUALITY Peter Weibel 21 4 HISTORICIZING ART AND TECHNOLOGY FORGING A METHOD AND FIRING A CANNON Edward A. Shanken 43 5 TWIN-TOUCH-TEST-REDUX MEDIA ARCHAEOLOGICAL APPROACH TO ART, INTERACTIVITY, AND TACTILITY Erkki Huhtamo 71 6 DUCHAMP: INTERFACE: TURING A HYPOTHETICAL ENCOUNTER BETWEEN THE BACHELOR MACHINE AND THE UNIVERSAL MACHINE Dieter Daniels 103 7 REMEMBER THE PHANTASMAGORIA! ILLUSION POLITICS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY AND ITS MULTIMEDIAL AFTERLIFE Oliver Grau 137 8 ISLAMIC AUTOMATION A READING OF AL-JAZARI'S THE BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE OF INGENIOUS MECHANICAL DEVICES (1206) Gunalan Nadarajan 163 II Machine--Media--Exhibition 179 9 THE AUTOMATIZATION OF FIGURATIVE TECHNIQUES TOWARD THE AUTONOMOUS IMAGE Edmond Couchot 181 10 IMAGE, PROCESS, PERFORMANCE, MACHINE ASPECTS OF AN AESTHETICS OF THE MACHINIC Andreas Broeckmann 193 11 FROM FILM TO INTERACTIVE ART TRANSFORMATIONS IN MEDIA ARTS Ryszard W. Kluszczynski 207 12 THE PASSAGE FROM MATERIAL TO INTERFACE Louise Poissant 229 13 THE MYTH OF MEDIA IMMATERIALITY PRESENTING AND PRESERVING NEW MEDIA Christiane Paul 251 III Pop Meets Science 275 14 DEVICE ART A NEW APPROACH IN UNDERSTANDING JAPANESE CONTEMPORARY ART MEDIA Machiko Kusahara 277 15 PROJECTING MINDS Ron Burnett 309 16 ABSTRACTION AND COMPLEXITY Lev Manovich 339 17 MAKING STUDIES IN NEW MEDIA CRITICAL Timothy Lenoir 355 IV Image Science 381 18 IMAGE, MEANING, AND DISCOVERY Felice Frankel 383 19 THERE ARE NO VISUAL MEDIA W. J. T. Mitchell 395 20 PROJECTION VANISHING AND BECOMING Sean Cubitt 407 21 BETWEEN A BACH AND A BARD PLACE PRODUCTIVE CONSTRAINT IN EARLY COMPUTER ARTS Douglas Kahn 423 22 PICTURING UNCERTAINTY FROM REPRESENTATION TO MENTAL REPRESENTATION Barbara Maria Stafford 453
ISBN 9780262514989
Quantity 1
Pages 488
Editor Oliver Grau
Format Softcover
Publisher MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.
Categories Surveys of Modern & Contemporary Art, New Media/Digital Art
Language English

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