Digital Aesthetics

Digital Aesthetics

by Sean Cubitt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761958991

ISBN-13: 9780761958994

Pub. Date: 10/15/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The aesthetic nature and purposes of computer culture in the contemporary world are investigated in this book. Sean Cubitt 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

Overview

The aesthetic nature and purposes of computer culture in the contemporary world are investigated in this book. Sean Cubitt 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761958994
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/15/1998
Series:
Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

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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