[artinfo] new book on network art
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Wed Feb 8 12:40:03 CET 2006
Practices and Positions
Edited by: Tom Corby
Network Art brings an international group of
leading theorists and artists together to
investigate how the internet, in the form of
websites, mailing lists, installations and
performance, has been used by artists to develop
artwork. Covering a period from the mid 1990s to
the present day, this fascinating text includes
key texts by historians and theorists such as
Charlie Gere, Josephine Bosma, Tilman Buarmgartel
and Sarah Cook, alongside descriptions of
important projects by Thomson and Craighead, Lisa
Jevbratt and 0100101110101101.org amongst many
Fully illustrated throughout, and including many
pictures of artworks never before seen in print,
Network Art represents one of the first
substantial attempts to place major artist's
writings on network art alongside those of
critics, curators and historians. In doing so it
takes a unique approach, offering the first
comprehensive attempt to understand network art
practice, rooted in descriptions of the systems
and the process required to create it.
Contributor Notes. Acknowledgements.
Part 1: Contexts:
Chapter 1. Introduction.
Chapter 2. The History of Network Art.
Chapter 3. Art as Experience: Meet the Active Audience.
Chapter 4. Context Specific Curating on the Web (CSCW?).
Chapter 5. The Ludic Hack: Artistic Explorations of Computer Games.
Part 2: Practices:
Chapter 6. Grave Digging and Net Art: A Proposal for the Future.
Chapter 7. Inquires in Infomics.
Chapter 8. Softer Side of Art.
Chapter 9. System Poetics and Software Refuseniks.
Chapter10. Digital Bop Poetics.
Chapter 11. The Wrong Categories?
Chapter 12. If Networked Art is the Answer What is the Question?
Chapter 13. Dow Chemical just says 'yes' to Bhopal.
Chapter 14. Life Sharing: a Real-time Digital
Series Information: Innovations in Art and Design
Tom Corby is Senior Lecturer in Media Art at the
University of Westminster and is an artist who
specialises in media technologies. Recent
exhibitions include Art meets media: Adventures
in Perception at the NTT Inter-Communication
Center (ICC), Tokyo and File media art festival,
Sao Paulo, Brazil. His work has won a number of
international awards, including prizes at The
Post-Cagian Interactive, The Machida City Museum
Tokyo in 2001, Ars Electronica in 2001, and Cynet Art, Dresden in 1999.
0100101110101101.ORG, Mark Amerika, Tilman
Baumg¾¥el, Natalie Bookchin, Josephine Bosma,
Sarah Cook, Tom Corby, Corby & Baily, Charlie
Gere, Lisa Jevbratt, Lucy Kimbell, Thomson &
Craighead and Kris Cohen, Maciej Wisniewski, The
Pub Date:22 DEC 2005
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