Database aesthetics [electronic resource]: art in the age of information overflow
Viktorija Vesna Bulajić
University of Minnesota Press, 2007 - Art - 305 pages
Database Aesthetics examines the database as cultural and aesthetic form, explaining how artists have participated in network culture by creating data art. The essays in this collection look at how an aesthetic emerges when artists use the vast amounts of available information as their medium. Here, the ways information is ordered and organized become artistic choices, and artists have an essential role in influencing and critiquing the digitization of daily life.
Contributors: Sharon Daniel, U of California, Santa Cruz; Steve Deitz, Carleton College; Lynn Hershman Leeson, U of California, Davis; George Legrady, U of California, Santa Barbara; Eduardo Kac, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Norman Klein, California Institute of the Arts; John Klima; Lev Manovich, U of California, San Diego; Robert F. Nideffer, U of California, Irvine; Nancy Paterson, Ontario College of Art and Design; Christiane Paul, School of Visual Arts in New York; Marko Peljhan, U of California, Santa Barbara; Warren Sack, U of California, Santa Cruz; Bill Seaman, Rhode Island School of Design; Grahame Weinbren, School of Visual Arts, New York.
Victoria Vesna is a media artist, and professor and chair of the Department of Design and Media Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Review: Database Aesthetics: Art in the Age of Information OverflowUser Review - Kim Lacey - Goodreads
Database Aesthetics is obviously for a very niche readership. This project grew out of a 1999 special issue of AI & Society.While I found a lot of the essays useful, they are pretty outdated. Even ... Read full review
Review: Database Aesthetics: Art in the Age of Information OverflowUser Review - Sydnie - Goodreads
I read this book for graduate school. Well, I read about half of this book we were assigned sections to read. I did not enjoy reading this book though I found it intriguing. There is a lot of ... Read full review