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Redefining Art for the Internet Age
New book redraws the borders of art to include creativity from people not usually considered artists


At the Edge of Art: Creativity in the Age of the Internet
University Club, Fogler Library
Wednesday 11 April 2007
3-4:30pm


What do pigs' wings, alien planets, and computer viruses have in common? Find out at this informal presentation and discussion on the occasion of the publication of At the Edge of Art by Joline Blais and Jon Ippolito.

At the Edge of Art has been described as "an indispensable guide to digital art in the last decade" (State of the Art, London) and "a bold book worthy of its name" (Cary Peppermint, Colgate University). The book charts six cutting edges of creativity, deriving in the process an unexpected but critical role for new media art.



Far from the studios and galleries that sheltered art in past centuries, creative people sitting at computer keyboards are tearing apart and rebuilding their society's vision of itself. Though they may call themselves scientists, activists, or hackers rather than poets or performers, today's electronic visionaries are redefining art for the Internet age.



Art's recent eruption in fields as diverse as artificial life, computer games, and community activism reveals a seismic shift in the role it plays in society. No longer content to sit on a pedestal or auction block, these works infiltrate stock markets, sway court cases, and network bedrooms, reaching across the globe to expand the edge of art.



More information at http://at-the-edge-of-art.com.

Area3's Carnivore clientThe event includes light refreshments and is co-sponsored by Fogler Library and the New Media Department. For more information, please contact Gretchen Gfeller or Joline Blais via First Class.

"Get hold of this fascinating and cogently written book and explore the far edges of art while you can. It may help you to redefine what art is."
--Michael Gibbs, Art Monthly (London).

ABOVE FROM TOP: Karl Sims' Evolved Virtual Creatures, Eduardo Kac's Genesis, SymbioticA's Pig Wings, Ken Musgrave's Pandromeda MojoWorld Generator, and area3's Carnivore client.


Updated: 2007-04-05 by Jon Ippolito
Posted 2007-04-04 18:20:36 by Jon Ippolito
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