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The Resource Snap to grid : a user's guide to digital arts, media, and cultures, Peter Lunenfeld

Snap to grid : a user's guide to digital arts, media, and cultures, Peter Lunenfeld

Label
Snap to grid : a user's guide to digital arts, media, and cultures
Title
Snap to grid
Title remainder
a user's guide to digital arts, media, and cultures
Statement of responsibility
Peter Lunenfeld
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Snap to Grid, an idiosyncratic guide to the interactive, telematic era, Peter Lunenfeld maps out the trajectories that digital technologies have traced upon our cultural imaginary. His evaluation of new media includes an impassioned discussion - informed by the discourses of technology, aesthetics, and cultural theory - of the digital artists, designers, and makers who matter most. "Snap to grid" is a command that instructs the computer to take hand-drawn lines and plot them precisely in Cartesian space. Users regularly disable this function the moment they open an application because the gains in predictability and accuracy are balanced against the losses of ambiguity and expressiveness. Lunenfeld uses "snap to grid" as a metaphor for how we manipulate and think about the electronic culture that enfolds us. In this book he snaps his seduction by the machine to the grid of critical thinking." "How can we compare new media to established media? Must we revert to a default dichotomy between utopia and desolation, the notion that media, even digital media, by themselves can redeem or damn us? As he answers these and other questions, Lunenfeld takes into account the post-1989 politico-economic context in which new media have developed and grounds the insights of theory in the constraints of production. Artists discussed include Mark Amerika, Char Davies, Hollis Frampton, William Gibson, Gary Hill, Perry Hoberman, JODI, Christian Moller, Adam Ross, Jennifer Steinkamp, Stelarc, and Diana Thater."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lunenfeld, Peter
Dewey number
006.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.9.C66
LC item number
L86 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computers and civilization
  • Art, Modern
  • Digital media
  • Multimedia systems
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • Art, Modern
  • Computers and civilization
  • Digital media
  • Multimedia systems
  • Informatietechnologie
  • Computers
  • Kunst
  • Massamedia
  • Culturele aspecten
Label
Snap to grid : a user's guide to digital arts, media, and cultures, Peter Lunenfeld
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Technocultures: commodity camaraderie -- Cyborg economics: demo or die -- Hyperaesthetics: real-time theory -- Hypertext: the alphanumeric phoenix -- Digital photography: dubitative images -- The World Wide Web: in search of the telephone opera -- Virtual reality: Camera Rasa -- Hybrid architecture: hardscapes and imagescapes -- Hollis Frampton: the perfect machine -- Diana Thater: constraint decree -- Jennifer Steinkamp: light in space -- Perry Hoberman/Gary Hill/Adam Ross: click/focus/dream
Control code
45734152
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262278652
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 6279
  • 9780262278652
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45734152
Label
Snap to grid : a user's guide to digital arts, media, and cultures, Peter Lunenfeld
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Technocultures: commodity camaraderie -- Cyborg economics: demo or die -- Hyperaesthetics: real-time theory -- Hypertext: the alphanumeric phoenix -- Digital photography: dubitative images -- The World Wide Web: in search of the telephone opera -- Virtual reality: Camera Rasa -- Hybrid architecture: hardscapes and imagescapes -- Hollis Frampton: the perfect machine -- Diana Thater: constraint decree -- Jennifer Steinkamp: light in space -- Perry Hoberman/Gary Hill/Adam Ross: click/focus/dream
Control code
45734152
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262278652
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 6279
  • 9780262278652
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45734152

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