MediaArtHistories by Oliver Grau

Publié le par Olivier Lussac

Grau Oliver, MediaArtHistories, The Leonardo  Book, Cambridge, Massachussetts, Londres, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, The MIT Press, 2007.
Digital Art has become a major contemporary art form, but it has yet to achieve acceptance from mainstream cultural institutions; it is rarely collected, and seldom included in the study of art history or other academic disciplines. In MediaArtHistories, leading scholars seek to change this. They take a wider view of media art., placing it against the backdrop of art history. Their essays demonstrate that today's media art cannot be understood through technonology details alone; it cannot be understood without history, and it must be understood in proximity to other disciplines – film, cultural and media studies, computer science, philosophy, and sciences dealing with images.
Contributors trace the evolution of digital art, from thirteenth-century Islamic mechanical devices and eighteenth phantasmagoria, magic lanterns, and other multimedia illusions, to Marcel Duchamp's inventions and 1960s kinetic and op art. They reexamine and redefine key media art theory terms – machine, media, exhibition – and consider the blurred lines between art images and sciences images. Finally, MediaArtHistories offers an approach for an interdisciplinary, expanded image science, which demands the "trained eye" of art history.
Contributors: Rudolf Arnheim, Andreas Broeckmann, Ron Burnett, Edmond Couchot, Sean Cubitt, Dieter Daniels, Felice Frankel, Oliver Grau, Erkki Huhtano, Douglas Kahn, Ryszard W. Kluszczynski, Machiko Kusahara, Timothy Lenoir, Lev Manovich, W. J. T. Mitchell, Gunalan Nadajaran, Christiane Paul, Louise Poissant, Edward A. Shanken, Barbara Maria Stafford and Peter Weibel.

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