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The Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader

Book


Abstract


  • A sampler containing many voices and visions-histories, critiques and calls to

    arms-this book has developed out of a particular networked community.

    A network both evokes and elides. For as Danny Butt asks in his contribution to

    this book, "How do we think what is not connected?" Or, for that matter, how

    can we know what (or who) we do not know? Do we as editors have a responsibility

    to make definitions, despite our awareness that any definition is partisan?

    Have we not already done so? Can we describe what is digital, what it means to

    make art on, influenced by, or manipulated through the computer, and do this

    without falling into the trap of valor ising some things and rejecting others in

    order to construct a plausible progression? Despite Vasari's sixteenth century

    attempt to codify a linear method for art history, history has never been

    progressive, Nor has digital art. What you will find here are a wide range

    of accounts and artworks, some analytical, some personal, many offering

    provisional glimpses or definitions of digital art, and often in disagreement.

    This is the very foundation of ADA.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Ballard, S. & Brennan, S., eds. The Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader. Auckland, New Zealand: Aotearoa Digital Arts and Clouds, 2008.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780958278997

Place Of Publication


  • Auckland, New Zealand

Abstract


  • A sampler containing many voices and visions-histories, critiques and calls to

    arms-this book has developed out of a particular networked community.

    A network both evokes and elides. For as Danny Butt asks in his contribution to

    this book, "How do we think what is not connected?" Or, for that matter, how

    can we know what (or who) we do not know? Do we as editors have a responsibility

    to make definitions, despite our awareness that any definition is partisan?

    Have we not already done so? Can we describe what is digital, what it means to

    make art on, influenced by, or manipulated through the computer, and do this

    without falling into the trap of valor ising some things and rejecting others in

    order to construct a plausible progression? Despite Vasari's sixteenth century

    attempt to codify a linear method for art history, history has never been

    progressive, Nor has digital art. What you will find here are a wide range

    of accounts and artworks, some analytical, some personal, many offering

    provisional glimpses or definitions of digital art, and often in disagreement.

    This is the very foundation of ADA.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Ballard, S. & Brennan, S., eds. The Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader. Auckland, New Zealand: Aotearoa Digital Arts and Clouds, 2008.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780958278997

Place Of Publication


  • Auckland, New Zealand