International New Media Art

Edited by Fan Di'an and Zhang Ga

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ISBN: 9781846317460

Publication: October 24, 2011

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Advancing technologies have not only expanded our entire sensorial faculties into sites of artistic inquiry, but have also extended the concept of life into new hybrid forms ranging from artificial intelligence to bio-nano constructs of the animated and the enlivened. Life of another order is emerging to converge with the experiential and the ordinary and simultaneously raising ethical questions as to what constitutes life as well as inquiries about the conditions of life. This book attempts to explore symbiotic life forms to interrogate an anthropocentric modernity; it sets out to examine artistic endeavors and interventions challenging the common denominators by venturing into unfamiliar zones. Richly illustrated and boasting an array of distinguished artists, scholars and curators, the book explores systems that engender new sensations beyond the ordinary and the perceived, the new frontier of Bio-Nano life forms and the other uncanny visions of life creation; and artists’ interventions into the ecological crisis, proposing alternative strategies to the impending dangers that loom over human existence.

Fan Di'an is Director of the National Art Museum of China.

Zhang Ga is Professor at Tsinghua University Art & Science Center MediaLAB; Associate Professor at Parsons the New School for Design and editor of Synthetic Times (MIT, 2009).

Foreword - Fan Di'An Translife - Zhang Ga Life After Life - Eugene Thacker Biophilosophy for the 21st Century - Eugene Thacker How to Bring the Collective Together - Bruno Latour Spheres Theory - Peter Sloterdijk Sensorium of the Extraordinary Crossing, Substitutions and Distortions: Sensorium of the Extraordinary - Chris Salter Art Works Sublime of the Liminal In Transitive Times - Matthew Fuller Art Works Zone of the Impending The New Gentleness - Arjen Mulder Art Works Weather Tunnel Art Works Postscript - Mike Stubbs Biographies Exhibition Committee Collaborating Instructions Support Credits

Format: Paperback

Size: 279 x 228 mm

336 Pages

ISBN: 9781846317460

Publication: October 24, 2011

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