Books

(Italiano) Nuove geografie del suono, di Leandro Pisano

(Italiano) Uno dei punti di forza dell'ultimo libro di Leandro Pisano sta nella sua attitudine a mantenere l'impianto teorico in dialogo costante con alcune pratiche della sound art contemporanea. Dall'analisi delle teorie del suono contemporanee fino all'indagine di alcune opere secondo un approccio acustemologico, Pisano apre prospettive di nuove connessioni tra teoria e prassi.... READ MORE...

Sirens: an audio-visual project by Novi_Sad and Ryoichi Kurokawa

Sirens, originally an audio-visual project by Novi_sad and Ryoichi Kurokawa, has taken now the form of a publication, including an audio CD and a Book, released in 2016 for Sub Rosa (BE) and s[edition] (U.K.). The original audio-visual performance - where Kurokawa’s visuals meet the audio work of Kaproulias - took place in 2009, at different festival and venues around the world.... READ MORE...

The age of Electroacustics. Transforming Science and Sound

In his book "The age of Electroacustics", published by MIT Press, Roland Wittje traces the history of acoustics during the interwar period, leading an enquiry theoretically grounded in the physics and its transformation into the so called ‘technical acoustics’ or electroacoustic.... READ MORE...

Digimag Journal: Digital Identities, Self Narratives. Out Now

Curated by Silvia Bertolotti and Marco Mancuso, Digimag Journal | Issue 75 "Digital Identities and Self Narratives" gathers 13 contributions from artists, researchers, theorists and curators from all over the world, who suggest critical insights about the role of digital art and technology in the shaping of identity. Digimag Journal new issue is available for free download in PDF, ePUB, MOBI and PRINT ON DEMAND on Digicult Editions.... READ MORE...

@ is for Activism: Dissent, Resistance and Rebellion in a Digital Culture. Joss Hands, Pluto Press

@ is for Activism, published by Pluto Press represents a remarkable and valuable contribution to media, communication and politics studies, The author, Joss Hands, is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the Newcastle University and with this text he provides a critical overview about the reshaping of the political landscape by new media and digital communication tools through a multidisciplinary approach.... READ MORE...

Machine Learning by Ethem Alpaydin, MIT Press, 2016

“Machine Learning” has been released in November 2016 and written by Ethem Alpaydin. The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers concise, accessible overviews of compelling topics. Written by leading thinkers, the volumes provide expert syntheses of subjects ranging from the cultural and historical to the scientific and technical, “synthesising specialised subject matter for non-specialists”.... READ MORE...

Network Aesthetics by Patrick Jagoda. Chicago University Press, 2016

In this sense, the text Network Aesthetics, represents a truly valuable contribution to the field of media theory and cultural – but also American - studies, in the effort to understand the role of interconnection structures in contemporary culture and to showing how networks might have also a strong aesthetical connotation, encompassing in particular contemporary artistic productions, like television series, movies and games productions.... READ MORE...

Artificial Darkness: an obscure history of Modern Art and Media

Noam Elcott, an associate professor of art history and archaeology at Columbia University, recently released this new book for MIT press: Artificial Darkness which is an original and pioneering study about artificial darkness, meaning technology controlled darkness, in other words an investigation about the role of “black screens” in shaping arts and media practices from the 19th century onwards.... READ MORE...

The 3D Additivist Cookbook. Edited by Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke

The 3D Additivist Cookbook, devised and edited by Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke, is a free compendium of imaginative, provocative works from over 100 world-leading artists, activists and theorists. The 3D Additivist Cookbook contains 3D .obj and .stl files, critical and fictional texts, templates, recipes, (im)practical designs and methodologies for living in this most contradictory of times.... READ MORE...

Rogue Archives by Abigail De Kosnik, MIT Press

One of the most recent releases by MIT Press, “Rogue Archives”, just came out last October. The author, Abigail De Kosnik, is currently Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley with a joint appointment in the Berkeley center for New Media Center of theater, dance and performances studies.... READ MORE...

A Prehistory of the Cloud by Tung-Hui Hu. MIT Press, 2016

Tung-Hui Hu is a former network engineer and current professor at University of Michigan. In his book A Prehistory of the Cloud, published by MIT Press in September 2015 he examines the gap between the real and the virtual in our idea of the cloud. A system of networks that enables multiple users to share the same pool of computer power... READ MORE...

A Companion to Digital Art, by Christiane Paul

Reflecting the dynamic creativity of its subject, this definitive guide written by Christiane Paul spans the evolution, aesthetics, and practice of today’s digital art, combining fresh, emerging perspectives with the nuanced insights of leading theorists.... READ MORE...

Social Media in Southeast Turkey

This book presents an ethnographic study of social media in Mardin, a medium-sized town located in the Kurdish region of Turkey. Elisabetta Costa uses her 15 months of ethnographic research to explain why public-facing social media is more conservative than offline life.... READ MORE...

Disorder and the Disinformation Society

This book is the first general social analysis that seriously considers the daily experience of information disruption and software failure within contemporary Western society. Through an investigation of informationalism, it describes the social processes producing informational disorder... READ MORE...

Systems. Edited by Edward A. Shanken

Systems traces a radical shift in sofware aesthetics from its roots in mid twentieth-century general systems theory, cybernetics, and artificial intelligence to the cutting-edge science of the present. The collected texts examine the connections between advanced technological systems, our bodies and minds... READ MORE...
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