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Network Art
Practices and Positions

Edited By

Tom Corby





ISBN 9780415576314
Published December 21, 2009 by Routledge
222 Pages

 
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Book Description

Network Art brings an international group of leading theorists and artists together to investigate how the internet, in the form of websites, mailing lists, installations and performance, has been used by artists to develop artwork.

Covering a period from the mid 1990s to the present day, this fascinating text includes key texts by historians and theorists such as Charlie Gere, Josephine Bosma, Tilman Buarmgartel and Sarah Cook, alongside descriptions of important projects by Thomson and Craighead, Lisa Jevbratt and 0100101110101101.org amongst many others.

Fully illustrated throughout, and including many pictures of artworks never before seen in print, Network Art represents one of the first substantial attempts to place major artist's writings on network art alongside those of critics, curators and historians. In doing so it takes a unique approach, offering the first comprehensive attempt to understand network art practice, rooted in concrete descriptions of the systems and the process required to create it.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors  Acknowledgments  Part 1: Contexts  Chapter 1. Introduction Tom Corby  Chapter 2. The History of Network Art  Charlie Gere  Chapter 3. Art as Experience: Meet the Active Audience  Josephine Bosma  Chapter 4. Context Specific Curating on the Web (CSCW?)  Sarah Cook  Chapter 5. The Ludic Hack: Artistic Explorations of Computer Games  Tilman Baumgärtel  Part 2: Practices  Chapter 6. Grave Digging and Net Art: A Proposal for the Future  Natalie Bookchin  Chapter 7. Inquires in Infomics  Lisa Jevbratt  Chapter 8. Softer Side of Art  Maciej Wisniewski  Chapter 9. System Poetics and Software Refuseniks  Corby & Baily  Chapter 10. Digital Bop Poetics  Mark Amerika  Chapter 11. The Wrong Categories  Thomson & Craighead and Kris Cohen  Chapter 12. If Networked Art is the Answer What is the Question?  Lucy Kimbell  Chapter 13. Dow Chemical just says 'yes' to Bhopal  The Yes Men  Chapter 14. Life Sharing: a Real-time Digital Self-portrait  0100101110101101.ORG

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Biography

Tom Corby is Senior Lecturer in Media Art at the University of Westminster and is an artist who specialises in media technologies. Recent exhibitions include Art meets media: Adventures in Perception at the NTT Inter-Communication Center (ICC), Tokyo and File media art festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil. His work has won a number of international awards, including prizes at The Post-Cagian Interactive, The Machida City Museum of Arts, Tokyo in 2001, Ars Electronica in 2001, and Cynet Art, Dresden in 1999.