New Media Art

New Media Art
Library Shelf Location 31.TRIB
Publication Date Mar 2006
Description This work describes art in the age of digital communication. Artists have always been early adopters of emerging media technologies, from Albrecht Durer and his use of the printing press in the 16th century to Nam June Paik's experiments with video in the 1960s. In 1994, the advent of the Internet as a popular medium catalyzed a global art movement that began to explore the cultural, social, and aesthetic possibilities of such new communication technologies as the Web, video surveillance cameras, wireless phones, hand-held computers, and GPS devices. This book addresses New Media art as a specific art historical movement, focusing not only on technologies and forms but also on thematic content and conceptual strategies. New Media art often involves appropriation, collaboration, and the free sharing of ideas and expressions, and frequently addresses the political ramifications of technology around issues of identity, commercialization, privacy, and the public domain. Many New Media artists are profoundly aware of their art historical antecedents, making reference to Dada, Pop Art, Conceptual art, Performance art, and Fluxus. Artists featured: Cory Arcangel, Jonah Brucker-Cohen and Katherine Moriwaki, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Vuk Cosic, Mary Flanagan, Ken Goldberg, Paul Kaiser and Shelly Eshkar, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Mouchette, MTAA, Keith and Mendi Obadike, Radical Software Group, Raqs Media Collective, RTMark, and John F. Simon Jr.Taschen's "Basic Art Movement and Genre" series: each book includes a detailed introduction with approximately 30 photographs, plus a timeline of the most important events (political, cultural, scientific, sporting, etc.) that took place during the time period. The body of the book contains a selection of the most important works of the epoch; each is presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and, on the facing page, a description/interpretation of the work, a reference work, portrait of the artist, quotes, and biographical information.
ISBN 3822830410
Quantity 1
Pages 96
Editor Uta Grosenick
Authors Jana Reese, Mark Tribe
Format Paperback
Publisher Taschen
Related Artists Mark Napier, Mary Flanagan, Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Cornelia Sollfrank, Anne-Marie Schleiner, MTAA, Natalie Jeremijenko, Jodi, Radioqualia, Natalie Bookchin, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Torolab, Cory Arcangel, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Raqs Media Collective, Alexei Shulgin, Shu Lea Cheang, Katherine Moriwaki, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Ken Goldberg, Paul Kaiser and Shelly Eshkar, Mouchette, Keith and Mendi Obadike, Radical Software Group, RTMark, Heath Bunting and Kayle Brandon, Electronic Disturbance Theater, Etoy, John Klima, Knowbotic Research With, Peter Sandbichler, Golan Levin with Scott Gibbons, Olia Lialina, Gregory Shakar and Yasmin Sohrawardy, Mendi and Keith Obadike, RSG, Joan Leandre and Brody Condon, John F. Simon, Jr, Wolfgang Staehle, Vuk Cosic
Category New Media/Digital Art
Keywords Surveillance, Internet, Mobile Phones, Communication systems
Language English

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