At the Edge of Art might be more aptly titled Beyond the Edge of Art, as this survey of new art media pushes the definition of art beyond even where most new media artists would place it. Roaming freely from Barbie's hacker-switched voice box (with that of GI Joe's) to childbirth blogged in real time, Blais (new media, Univ. of Maine) and Ippolito (asst. curator of digital arts, Guggenheim) profile art by more than 50 creators that has only one common denominator the Internet. Each of the book's six chapters examines "art-like" activities ranging from the manipulation of code, online gaming, and webcams to "hacktivism" (hacking and political activism) and the mutation of artificial intelligence. Its graphic design mirrors the dizzying graphics of the online environment and does little to help the reader grapple with the complicated issues of recognizing new frontiers of art. Without a doubt, the authors have crafted a compelling if sometimes mind-boggling overview, but it will be most useful to cultural and art historians at institutions with new or digital media programs. Kraig Binkowski, Yale Ctr. for British Art, New Haven, CT Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.