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The Resource Uncommon grounds : new media and critical practices in North Africa and the Middle East, edited by Anthony Downey

Uncommon grounds : new media and critical practices in North Africa and the Middle East, edited by Anthony Downey

Label
Uncommon grounds : new media and critical practices in North Africa and the Middle East
Title
Uncommon grounds
Title remainder
new media and critical practices in North Africa and the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
edited by Anthony Downey
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"More and more contemporary artists are using new media in their work, creating new horizons for cultural experimentation and political activism. In this ground-breaking book, internationally renowned and emerging academics, writers, artists, curators, activists and film-makers critically explore the ways in which visual culture has appropriated and developed new media across North Africa and the Middle East. Examining the opportunities presented by the real-time generation of new, relatively unregulated content online, these writers consider the prominent role that new and social media has come to play in artistic practices - as well as social movements - in the Arab world today. Analysing alternative forms of creating, broadcasting, publishing, distributing and consuming images, Uncommon Grounds enquires into a global concern: does new media offer a 'democratisation' of and productive engagement with visual culture, or merely capitalise upon the affect of immediacy at the expense of depth and engagement? Featuring critical analyses and original, full-colour artists' inserts, this is the first book to explore, in depth, the degree to which the grassroots popularity of Twitter and Facebook has been co-opted into the mainstream media's characterisation of 'revolution' - and whether artists should be wary of being co-opted, by mass media, institutions and curators alike, into this 'revolutionary' event. In the process, it reveals the ways in which contemporary art practices not only reflect upon but also actively negotiate present-day notions of social activism and political engagement."--Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
709.17/492700905
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7265.3
LC item number
.U53 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Downey, Anthony
Series statement
Visual culture in the Middle East series
Series volume
1
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  • Art, Arab
  • Art, Arab
  • New media art
  • New media art
  • Social media
  • Social media
  • Interactive art
  • Interactive art
  • ART
  • Art, Arab
  • Interactive art
  • New media art
  • Social media
  • North Africa
  • Middle East
  • Neue Medien
  • Naher Osten
  • Nordafrika
  • Konst och samhälle
  • Arabisk konst
  • Sociala medier
  • Mellanöstern
Label
Uncommon grounds : new media and critical practices in North Africa and the Middle East, edited by Anthony Downey
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Introduction / Anthony Downey -- 2011 is not 1968 : an open letter to an onlooker / Philip Rizk -- The paradox of media activism : the Net is not a tool, it's an environment / Franco 'Bifo' Berardi -- Revolution triptych / Mosireen -- For the common good? Artistic practices and civil society in Tunisia / Anthony Downey -- Citizens reporting and the fabrication of collective memory / Jens Maier-Rothe, Dina Kafafi and Azin Feizabadi -- Performing the undead : life and death in social media and contemporary art / Nat Muller -- Artists' inserts. 3rdi / Wafaa Bilal; Saudi automobile / Sarah Abu Abdallah ; Family friendly / Fayçal Baghriche ; Manazer / Ganzeer ; Untitled for several reasons / Roy Samaha -- Art's networks : a new communal model / Derya Yücel -- When the going gets tough ... / Hamzamolnár -- Potential media : the appropriation of images, commercial media and activist practices in Egypt today / Maxa Zoller -- A critical reflection on aesthetics and politics in the digital age / Dina Matar -- Digital, aesthetic, ephemeral : a brief look at image and narrative / Sheyma Buali -- New media and the spectacle of the war on terror / Maymanah Farhat -- The magnetic remanences : voice and sound in digital art and media / Nermin Saybaşılı -- Re-examining the social impulse : politics, media and art after the Arab uprisings / Omar Kholeif -- Artists' inserts. Gazawood / Tarzan and Arab ; Chewing the data fat / Sophia Al-Maria ; Hans Haacke for Gulf Labor ; The pixelated revolution / Rabih Mroué -- Arab glitch / Laura U. Marks -- The many afterlives of Lulu / Amal Khalaf -- Cardboard Khomeini : an interrogation / Annabelle Sreberny -- The art of the written word and new media dissemination : across the borders between Syria and Lebanon / Tarek Khoury -- On revolution and rubbish : what has changed in Tunisia since Spring 2011 / Timo Kaabi-Linke -- Saadiyat and the Gulf Labor boycott / Gulf Labor
Control code
964657364
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (359 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857735935
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9780857735935
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964657364
Label
Uncommon grounds : new media and critical practices in North Africa and the Middle East, edited by Anthony Downey
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Introduction / Anthony Downey -- 2011 is not 1968 : an open letter to an onlooker / Philip Rizk -- The paradox of media activism : the Net is not a tool, it's an environment / Franco 'Bifo' Berardi -- Revolution triptych / Mosireen -- For the common good? Artistic practices and civil society in Tunisia / Anthony Downey -- Citizens reporting and the fabrication of collective memory / Jens Maier-Rothe, Dina Kafafi and Azin Feizabadi -- Performing the undead : life and death in social media and contemporary art / Nat Muller -- Artists' inserts. 3rdi / Wafaa Bilal; Saudi automobile / Sarah Abu Abdallah ; Family friendly / Fayçal Baghriche ; Manazer / Ganzeer ; Untitled for several reasons / Roy Samaha -- Art's networks : a new communal model / Derya Yücel -- When the going gets tough ... / Hamzamolnár -- Potential media : the appropriation of images, commercial media and activist practices in Egypt today / Maxa Zoller -- A critical reflection on aesthetics and politics in the digital age / Dina Matar -- Digital, aesthetic, ephemeral : a brief look at image and narrative / Sheyma Buali -- New media and the spectacle of the war on terror / Maymanah Farhat -- The magnetic remanences : voice and sound in digital art and media / Nermin Saybaşılı -- Re-examining the social impulse : politics, media and art after the Arab uprisings / Omar Kholeif -- Artists' inserts. Gazawood / Tarzan and Arab ; Chewing the data fat / Sophia Al-Maria ; Hans Haacke for Gulf Labor ; The pixelated revolution / Rabih Mroué -- Arab glitch / Laura U. Marks -- The many afterlives of Lulu / Amal Khalaf -- Cardboard Khomeini : an interrogation / Annabelle Sreberny -- The art of the written word and new media dissemination : across the borders between Syria and Lebanon / Tarek Khoury -- On revolution and rubbish : what has changed in Tunisia since Spring 2011 / Timo Kaabi-Linke -- Saadiyat and the Gulf Labor boycott / Gulf Labor
Control code
964657364
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (359 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857735935
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9780857735935
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964657364

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