The Digital Dialectic: New Essays on New Media

The Digital Dialectic: New Essays on New Media
Library Shelf Location 31.LUNE
Publication Date 2000
Description Computers linked to networks have created the first broadly used systems that allow individuals to create, distribute, and receive audiovisual content with the same box. They challenge theorists of digital culture to develop interaction-based models to replace the more primitive models that allow only passive use. The Digital Dialectic is an interdisciplinary jam session about our visual and intellectual cultures as the computer recodes technologies, media, and art forms. Unlike purely academic texts on new media, the book includes contributions by scholars, artists, and entrepreneurs, who combine theoretical investigations with hands-on analysis of the possibilities (and limitations) of new technology. The key concept is the digital dialectic: a method to ground the insights of theory in the constraints of practice. The essays move beyond journalistic reportage and hype into serious but accessible discussion of new technologies, new media, and new cultural forms. Peter Lunenfeld teaches in the Graduate Program in Communication and New Media Design, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California. His column, "User," appears in art/text. Contributors Florian Brody, Carol Gigliotti, N. Katherine Hayles, Michael Heim, Erkki Huhtamo, George P. Landow, Brenda Laurel, Peter Lunenfeld, Lev Manovich, William J. Mitchell, Bob Stein.
ISBN 0262122138
Quantity 1
Pages 319
Editor Roger F Malina
Authors N. Katherine Hayles, Peter Lunenfeld, William J Mitchell, George P Landow, Florian Brody, Carol Gigliotti, Michael Heim, Erkki Huhtamo, Brenda Laurel, Robert Stein, Lev Manovich
Format Paperback
Publisher MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.
Categories Theory, New Media/Digital Art
Language English

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