net_condition: art and global media (Electronic Culture: History, Theory, and Practice)

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The global reach of contemporary media has greatly influenced social, political, and physical space. Indeed, we are becoming inhabitants of information space. net_condition investigates the consequences of this phenomenon that is radically altering the public sphere, the private sphere, and the possibilities of creativity in the networked sphere.

In studying the movement from photography to film, video, and now online art, art historians and theorists have held that each new medium introduces characteristics and conditions that are in some respects superior to those of previous media. The net is changing not only other media, but society itself, transforming social communication, art, and politics. The contributors view the net as a universal tool that is altering the local structures—from ethics to economics—of the historical world into nonlocal structures. In a world of distributed virtual realities, shared cyberspace, multilocal net-games, and online multiuser environments, millions of users interact in virtual info-spheres. In this global information world, net.art has become a means of expressing, as well as testing, social and political utopian ideas.

net_condition is published in conjunction with an international exhibition that took place simultaneously in Germany, Austria, Spain, and Japan. It includes the work of such critical writers as Pierre Bourdieu, Manuel Castells, Claudia Gianetti, Edward S. Hermann, Armand Mattelart, and Siegfried Zielinski.

Copublished with ZKM/Center for Art and Media and with steirischer herbst.

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About the Author:

Peter Weibel is Director of ZKM | Center for Art and Media Technology, Karlsruhe, and coeditor of other ZKM books, including Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy (MIT Press).

Timothy Druckrey is an independent curator and writer and editor of Ars Electronica: Facing the Future (MIT Press, 1999). He lectures internationally on the social impact of digital media, the transformations of representation, and communication in interactive and networked environments.

From Library Journal:

The second volume in Druckrey's "Electronic Culture: History, Theory and Practice" series, which is designed to examine the way modern media and its global reach influence social, political, and physical space, this book investigates the worldwide "net culture" in artistic, social, political, and economic terms. This large paperback publication, crammed with color illustrations on every page, was published in conjunction with an international art exhibition that took place simultaneously in Germany, Austria, Spain, and Japan. Edited by Weibel, CEO of ZKM/Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, and Druckrey, an independent writer and curator, this exhibition catalog includes URLs to the artists' websites, which prove to be exceptionally interesting and fun. Of the same genre as Wired Magazine, this book is loud, flashy, colorful, and jumpy; adult material is included. Recommended for contemporary art collections. Jennifer L.S. Moldwin, Detroit Inst. of Arts
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Editorial: The MIT Press (2001)
ISBN 10: 026273138X ISBN 13: 9780262731386
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