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The Resource Telematic embrace : visionary theories of art, technology, and consciousness, Roy Ascott ; edited and with an essay by Edward A. Shanken, (electronic resource)

Telematic embrace : visionary theories of art, technology, and consciousness, Roy Ascott ; edited and with an essay by Edward A. Shanken, (electronic resource)

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Telematic embrace : visionary theories of art, technology, and consciousness
Title
Telematic embrace
Title remainder
visionary theories of art, technology, and consciousness
Statement of responsibility
Roy Ascott ; edited and with an essay by Edward A. Shanken
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eng
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Ascott, Roy
Dewey number
700/.285
LC call number
N7433.8
LC item number
.A83 2003
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1964-
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Shanken, Edward A.
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  • Computer art
  • Art and technology
  • Art
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Long before e-mail and the Internet permeated society, Roy Ascott, a pioneering British artist and theorist, coined the term "telematic art" to describe the use of online computer networks as an artistic medium. In Telematic Embrace Edward A. Shanken gathers, for the first time, an impressive compilation of more than three decades of Ascott's philosophies on aesthetics, interactivity, and the sense of self and community in the telematic world of cyberspace. This book explores Ascott's ideas on how networked communication has shaped behavior and consciousness within and beyond the realm of what is conventionally defined as art. Telematics, a powerful marriage of computers and telecommunication, made technologies we now take for granted--such as e-mail and automated teller machines (ATMs)--part of our daily life, and made art a more interactive form of expression. Telematic art challenges traditional relationships between artist, artwork, and audience by allowing nonlocal audiences to influence the emergent qualities of the artwork, which consists of the ebb and flow of electronic information. These essays constitute a unique archaeology of ideas, tracing Ascott's meditations on the formation of consciousness through the intertwined cultural histories of art and technology from the 1960s to the present. Shanken's introduction situates Ascott's work within a history of ideas in art, technology, and philosophy. Given the increasing role of the Internet and the World Wide Web in the creation of commerce and community at the dawn of this new millennium, scholars, students, laypeople, policymakers, and artists will find this collection informative and thought-provoking
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Telematic embrace : visionary theories of art, technology, and consciousness, Roy Ascott ; edited and with an essay by Edward A. Shanken, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 399-411) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000256765
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unknown
Isbn
9780520218031
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(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002015444
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000256765
Label
Telematic embrace : visionary theories of art, technology, and consciousness, Roy Ascott ; edited and with an essay by Edward A. Shanken, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 399-411) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000256765
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780520218031
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002015444
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000256765

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