'Art and the Internet' illustrates how the internet has influenced art over the past 25 years. Since the early 1990s, the internet has been a major – and rapidly growing – part of global culture and the impact it has had on artists and the art world is, understandably, enormous. It has defined new genres of artistic expression, from early networked art to news forms of interactive and participatory work.
This book, which was released in January by Black Dog Publishing, examines the impact the internet has had on art and analyses why artists and institutions are using it and the reasons why.
Subjects are broken down into distinct chapters – including net.art, Activist Art and Surveillance-Related Work, Internet-Enabled Participatory, Postinternet Art and Social Media Influenced Art and Identity Construction – to explore the way leading practitioners use the internet in their creative expression.
Art critics and theorists – such as Nicholas Lambert, Joanna McNeil and Domenico Quaranta, who are the leading contributors – present informed and challenging discussions and essays, focusing on the key themes and foremost practitioners, encouraging new opinions and debates on the topic.
Over the past two and a half decades, art and its relationship to the internet has changed dramatically. The internet is now considered to be an important area in the study of contemporary art. Mapping it’s heritage, Art and the Internet offers a much-needed visual survey of the influenced of the internet on art in the digital age.
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