Free Shipping on Orders of $40 or More
Contemporary Art and the Digitization of Everyday Life

Contemporary Art and the Digitization of Everyday Life

by Janet Kraynak
Contemporary Art and the Digitization of Everyday Life

Contemporary Art and the Digitization of Everyday Life

by Janet Kraynak

Hardcover(First Edition)

Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Thursday, August 18


"Exhaustively researched and beautifully written, Contemporary Art and the Digitization of Everyday Life is a vital text that compellingly argues for a reassessment of digital culture's pervasive impacts. At the heart of Kraynak's investigation is a critique of techno-fetishism and digital utopianism, both of which have failed to acknowledge how new technologies have contributed to the erosion of democracy."—Derek Conrad Murray, Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz

"This volume is essential reading for anyone aware of a waning public sphere and diminishing returns for art’s historic institutions and legacy of critique. By astutely unveiling how social exchange online, disguised in the disruptive tropes of the historical avant-garde, uniquely empowered antidemocratic forces, Kraynak underlines how such developments force a reevaluation of participatory and networked artistic practices today."—Tim Griffin, Executive Director and Chief Curator, The Kitchen

Related collections and offers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520303911
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/10/2020
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Janet Kraynak is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, where she is Director of the MA in Modern and Contemporary Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies program (MODA). She is the author of Nauman Reiterated and editor of Please Pay Attention Please: Bruce Nauman’s Words.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Digitization and Anti-Democracy: The Perils of Digital Utopianism
1. Network Effects: Networked Centralities and Political Marginalization
2. Collaboration and the Hive Mind: Social Networks and the Gendering of the Economy
3. Therapeutic Participation and the Museological User: The Museum in the Age of Surveillance Capitalism 
4. Modularity and the Alterities of Search: Racialization, Difference, and Computational Systems
5. Audible Pasts and Imaginary Futures: On Silence and the Technological Imaginary
6. In Lieu of a Conclusion

List of Illustrations 

Customer Reviews