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
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.
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.
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
Since the turn of the millennium, the Internet has evolved from what was merely a new medium to a true mass medium. Mass Effect provides an essential guide to understanding the dynamic and ongoing relationship between art and new technologies.
For several years, companies in Silicon Valley promise prosperity, equality and a new society in which everything will be shareable and accessible. Surpassing the old logic of the market. But is this really so?
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
In the 1960s began a cultural shift from the modernist grid and its determination of projection and representation to the fluid structures and circuits of the network, presenting art with new possibilities.
Dysfunction and Decentralization. When using digital technologies, many types of dysfunction can occur, ranging from hardware malfunctions to software errors to human ineptitude.
With today’s digital technology, the image is no longer a stable representation of the world, but a programmable view of a database that is updated in real time. Softimage by Hoelzl and Marie.
In The Future of Art in a Postdigital Age, Mel Alexenberg offers a vision of a postdigital future that reveals a paradigm shift from the Hellenistic to the Hebraic roots of Western culture.
Rod Taylor has done much to promote and develop critical studies in the UK, this publication serves to highlight some of the more pressing issues of concern to art and design teachers in different aspects.
These essays address current theories of consciousness and subjective experience, embracing new ideas from the art and sciences alongside more spiritual aspects of human existence.
Crime and the Media brings together key debates within cultural studies, media studies, criminology and sociology on the relationship between the media and crime in a postmodern society.
Media Freedom. The Contradictions of Communications in the Age of Modernity. People believe that the freedom of the media is an essential prerequisite of a modern democracy.
The internet does not exist. Maybe it did exist only a short time ago, but now it only remains as a blur, a cloud, a friend, a deadline, a redirect, or a 404. If it ever existed, we couldn’t see it.
The music industry is going through a period of immense change brought about in part by the digital revolution. What is the role of music in the age of computers and the Internet?
Taking up Fèlix Guattari’s challenge, the Lab aimed to combine social and media practices into collective assemblages of enunciation in order to confront social monoformity.