Aesthetics of Interaction in Digital Art (MIT Press) by Katja Kwastek

By Katja Kwastek

Since the Sixties, artistic endeavors that contain the participation of the spectator have got large scholarly consciousness. but interactive artistic endeavors utilizing electronic media nonetheless current a problem for educational paintings heritage. during this ebook, Katja Kwastek argues that the actual aesthetic adventure enabled by way of those new media works can open up new views for our realizing of artwork and media alike. Kwastek, herself an artwork historian, deals a collection of theoretical and methodological instruments which are compatible for figuring out and studying not just new media artwork but additionally different modern artwork varieties. Addressing either the theoretician and the practitioner, Kwastek offers an creation to the historical past and the terminology of interactive artwork, a conception of the aesthetics of interplay, and exemplary case reports of interactive media art.Kwastek lays the ancient and theoretical foundation after which develops an aesthetics of interplay, discussing such features as actual house and knowledge area, temporal constructions, instrumental and extraordinary views, and the connection among materiality and interpretability. ultimately, she applies her conception to express works of interactive media paintings, together with narratives in digital and genuine area, interactive installations, and function -- with case reports of works by means of Olia Lialina, Susanne Berkenheger, Stefan Schemat, Teri Rueb, Lynn Hershman, Agnes Hegedüs, Tmema, David Rokeby, Sonia Cillari, and Blast Theory.

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