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At a Distance: Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet (Leonardo Books)

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andlt;Pandgt;Networked collaborations of artists did not begin on the Internet. In this multidisciplinary look at the practice of art that takes place across a distance — geographical, temporal, or emotional — theorists and practitioners examine the ways that art, activism, and media fundamentally reconfigured each other in experimental networked projects of the 1970s and 1980s. By providing a context for this work — showing that it was shaped by varying mixes of social relations, cultural strategies, and political and aesthetic concerns — At a Distance effectively refutes the widely accepted idea that networked art is technologically determined. Doing so, it provides the historical grounding needed for a more complete understanding of today's practices of Internet art and activism and suggests the possibilities inherent in networked practice.At a Distance traces the history and theory of such experimental art projects as Mail Art, sound and radio art, telematic art, assemblings, and Fluxus. Although the projects differed, a conceptual questioning of the "art object," combined with a political undermining of dominant art institutional practices, animated most distance art. After a section that sets this work in historical and critical perspective, the book presents artists and others involved in this art "re-viewing" their work — including experiments in "mini-FM," telerobotics, networked psychoanalysis, and interactive book construction. Finally, the book recasts the history of networks from the perspectives of politics, aesthetics, economics, and cross-cultural analysis.andlt;/Pandgt;

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At a Distance traces the history and theory of such experimental art projects as Mail Art, sound and radio art, telematic art, assemblings, and Fluxus. Although the projects differed, a conceptual questioning of the art object, combined with a political undermining of dominant art institutional practices, animated most distance art. After a section that sets this work in historical and critical perspective, the book presents artists and others involved in this art re-viewing their work — including experiments in mini-FM, telerobotics, networked psychoanalysis, and interactive book construction. Finally, the book recasts the history of networks from the perspectives of politics, aesthetics, economics, and cross-cultural analysis.

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The theory and practice of networked art and activism, including mail art, sound art, telematic art, fax art, Fluxus, and assemblings.

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Networked collaborations of artists did not begin on the Internet. In this multidisciplinary look at the practice of art that takes place across a distance--geographical, temporal, or emotional--theorists and practitioners examine the ways that art, activism, and media fundamentally reconfigured each other in experimental networked projects of the 1970s and 1980s. By providing a context for this work--showing that it was shaped by varying mixes of social relations, cultural strategies, and political and aesthetic concerns--

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Networked collaborations of artists did not begin on the Internet. In this multidisciplinary look at the practice of art that takes place across a distance — geographical, temporal, or emotional — theorists and practitioners examine the ways that art, activism, and media fundamentally reconfigured each other in experimental networked projects of the 1970s and 1980s. By providing a context for this work — showing that it was shaped by varying mixes of social relations, cultural strategies, and political and aesthetic concerns — At a Distance effectively refutes the widely accepted idea that networked art is technologically determined. Doing so, it provides the historical grounding needed for a more complete understanding of today's practices of Internet art and activism and suggests the possibilities inherent in networked practice.At a Distance traces the history and theory of such experimental art projects as Mail Art, sound and radio art, telematic art, assemblings, and Fluxus. Although the projects differed, a conceptual questioning of the "art object," combined with a political undermining of dominant art institutional practices, animated most distance art. After a section that sets this work in historical and critical perspective, the book presents artists and others involved in this art "re-viewing" their work — including experiments in "mini-FM," telerobotics, networked psychoanalysis, and interactive book construction. Finally, the book recasts the history of networks from the perspectives of politics, aesthetics, economics, and cross-cultural analysis.

About the Author

Annmarie Chandler is Director of Emerging Field in New Media and Digital Culture at University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262532853
Subtitle:
Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet
Author:
Chandler, Annmarie
Editor:
Neumark, Norie
Author:
Neumark, Norie
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
History - Contemporary (1945- )
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Art, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Art and society -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Leonardo Book Series At a Distance
Publication Date:
20060908
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 illus.
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

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"Synopsis" by , At a Distance traces the history and theory of such experimental art projects as Mail Art, sound and radio art, telematic art, assemblings, and Fluxus. Although the projects differed, a conceptual questioning of the art object, combined with a political undermining of dominant art institutional practices, animated most distance art. After a section that sets this work in historical and critical perspective, the book presents artists and others involved in this art re-viewing their work — including experiments in mini-FM, telerobotics, networked psychoanalysis, and interactive book construction. Finally, the book recasts the history of networks from the perspectives of politics, aesthetics, economics, and cross-cultural analysis.
"Synopsis" by , The theory and practice of networked art and activism, including mail art, sound art, telematic art, fax art, Fluxus, and assemblings.
"Synopsis" by , Networked collaborations of artists did not begin on the Internet. In this multidisciplinary look at the practice of art that takes place across a distance--geographical, temporal, or emotional--theorists and practitioners examine the ways that art, activism, and media fundamentally reconfigured each other in experimental networked projects of the 1970s and 1980s. By providing a context for this work--showing that it was shaped by varying mixes of social relations, cultural strategies, and political and aesthetic concerns--
"Synopsis" by , Networked collaborations of artists did not begin on the Internet. In this multidisciplinary look at the practice of art that takes place across a distance — geographical, temporal, or emotional — theorists and practitioners examine the ways that art, activism, and media fundamentally reconfigured each other in experimental networked projects of the 1970s and 1980s. By providing a context for this work — showing that it was shaped by varying mixes of social relations, cultural strategies, and political and aesthetic concerns — At a Distance effectively refutes the widely accepted idea that networked art is technologically determined. Doing so, it provides the historical grounding needed for a more complete understanding of today's practices of Internet art and activism and suggests the possibilities inherent in networked practice.At a Distance traces the history and theory of such experimental art projects as Mail Art, sound and radio art, telematic art, assemblings, and Fluxus. Although the projects differed, a conceptual questioning of the "art object," combined with a political undermining of dominant art institutional practices, animated most distance art. After a section that sets this work in historical and critical perspective, the book presents artists and others involved in this art "re-viewing" their work — including experiments in "mini-FM," telerobotics, networked psychoanalysis, and interactive book construction. Finally, the book recasts the history of networks from the perspectives of politics, aesthetics, economics, and cross-cultural analysis.
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