New Media Art

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Taschen, 2009 - Art - 95 pages
Artists have always been early adopters of emerging media technologies, from Albrecht Dѓrer and his use of the printing press in the 16th century to Nam June Paik's experiments with video in the 1960s. 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 the web, CCTV surveillance cameras, cell phones, hand-held computers, and GPS devices. Focusing on New Media art as a specific art historical movement, this book explores its technologies, thematic content and conceptual strategies. New Media art often involves appropriation, collaboration, and the sharing of ideas and expressions, and frequently addresses 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.

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About the author (2009)

Mark Tribe is a New York-based artist and curator. He is Assistant Professor of Modern Culture and Media Studies at Brown University, where he teaches digital media production. He has organized curatorial projects for the New Museum of Contemporary Art, MASS MoCA, and inSite_05. In 1996, he founded Rhizome.org, an online resource for New Media art.

Reena Jana is a New York-based critic and editor. She has written on contemporary art and digital culture for numerous publications including Artforum, Art and Auction, Art in America, ARTnews, Bookforum, Flash Art, frieze, the New York Times and Wired.

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