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Context Providers
Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts
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ISBN 9781841503080
Paperback 270 pages
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Published September 2010
Imprint: Intellect
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Blurring boundaries between many disciplines, Context Providers supplies a context and a rationale for discussing how technological change has affected the function of art, the role of the artist, and the way artistic productions are disseminated. It also explores how technologically networked environments increase the need for flexible information filters as a framework for establishing meaning. Moreover, Context Providers considers the work of media artists who are directly engaging the scientific community through collaboration and active dialogue.


Context Providers will appeal to art historians, theorists and curators, as well as art administrators, grant providers and those studying both practice and theory in media arts.

Chapter titles
Introduction
PART ONE:
Defining Conditions For Digital Arts: Social Function, Authorship, and Audience
Margot Lovejoy
Missing In Action: Agency and Meaning In Interactive Art
Kristine Stiles and Edward A. Shanken
Collaborative Systems: Redefining Public Art
Sharon Daniel
Play, Participation, and Art: Blurring the Edges
Mary Flanagan
PART TWO:
Contextual Networks: Data, Identity, and Collective Production
Christiane Paul
Aesthetics of Information Visualization
Warren Sack
Identity Operated In New Mode: Context and Body/Space/Time
Marina Gržinić
Game Engines As Creative Frameworks
Robert F. Nideffer
Mapping the Collective
Sara Diamond
PART THREE:
Shifting Media Contexts: When Scientific Labs Become Art Studios
Victoria Vesna
Biotechnical Art and the Ethico-Aesthetic Paradigm
Anna Munster
Working With Wetware
Ruth G. West
Defining Life: Artists Challenge Conventional Classifications
Ellen K. Levy
Art and Science Research: Active Contexts and Discourses
Jill Scott and Daniel Bisig
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