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- DescriptionIn a world increasingly dominated by the digital, the critical response to digital art generally ranges from hype to counterhype. Popular writing about specific artworks seldom goes beyond promoting a given piece and explaining how it operates, while scholars and critics remain unsure about how to interpret and evaluate them. This is where Roberto Simawski intervenes, demonstrating how such critical work can be done.Digital Art and Meaning offers close readings of varied examples from genres of digital art such as kinetic concrete poetry, computer-generated text, interactive installation, mapping art, and information sculpture. For instance, Simawski deciphers the complex meaning of words that t only form an image on a screen but also react to the viewer s behavior; images that are progressively destroyed by the human gaze; text machines generating nsense sentences out of a Kafka story; and a light show above Mexico City s historic square, created by Internet users all over the world.Simawski combines these illuminating explanations with a theoretical discussion that employs art philosophy and history to achieve a deeper understanding of each particular example of digital art and, ultimately, of the genre as a whole.
- Author BiographyRoberto Simanowski is professor of media studies at the University of Basel.
- Author(s)Roberto Simanowski
- PublisherUniversity of Minnesota Press
- Date of Publication20/05/2011
- SubjectComputing: Professional & Programming
- Series TitleElectronic Mediations
- Place of PublicationMinnesota
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Minnesota Press
- Content Note35 b&w illustrations
- Weight386 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
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