Ars Electronica: Facing the Future : a Survey of Two Decades

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Timothy Druckrey
MIT Press, 2001 - Social Science - 449 pages
For more than two decades, Ars Electronica has maintained a pivotal position in the history and development of electronic media by linking artistic practice and critical theory in an ongoing discourse on the effects of digital media on creativity and culture.

From the outset, the Ars Electronica Festival and symposium have brought together experts in the sciences, philosophy, sociology, and art to debate and to encounter the rich possibilities of computers as fundamental to the future—of art and no less of culture itself.

The vivid evolution of the works thus presented (artistic, historical, and theoretical) is documented in a series of publications that stand as crucial to any clear understanding of media art. Drawing on the abundant and inventive resources of the publications and archive, Ars Electronica: Facing the Future brings together many of the essential contributions that form the core of a contemporary art long dismissed as too technical or inaccessible.

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