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Digital Aesthetics

  • Sean Cubitt - Winchester School of Art, UK, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK


August 1998 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book investigates the aesthetic nature and purpose of computer culture in the contemporary world. It casts a cool eye on the claims of cybertopians, tracing the globalization of the new medium and enquiring into its effects on subjectivity and sociality. Drawing on historical scholarship, philosophical aesthetics, and the literature of cyberculture, the author argues for a genuine democracy beyond the limitations of the free market and the global corporation. Digital arts are identified as having a vital part to play in this process. Written in a balanced and penetrating style, the book both conveniently summarizes a huge literature and sets a new agenda for research and theory.

 
Reading the Interface
 
Reading the Interface
 
Virtual Realism
Machine Perception and the Global Image  
 
Spatial Effects
 
Pygmalion
Silence, Sound and Space  
 
Turbulence
Network Morphology and the Corporate Cyborg  

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