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Database Aesthetics examines the database as cultural and aesthetic form, explaining how artists have participated in network culture by creating data art. The essays in this collection look at how an aesthetic emerges when artists use the vast amounts of available information as their medium. Here, the ways information is ordered and organized become artistic choices, and artists have an essential role in influencing and critiquing the digitization of daily life.

 

Contributors: Sharon Daniel, U of California, Santa Cruz; Steve Deitz, Carleton College; Lynn Hershman Leeson, U of California, Davis; George Legrady, U of California, Santa Barbara; Eduardo Kac, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Norman Klein, California Institute of the Arts; John Klima; Lev Manovich, U of California, San Diego; Robert F. Nideffer, U of California, Irvine; Nancy Paterson, Ontario College of Art and Design; Christiane Paul, School of Visual Arts in New York; Marko Peljhan, U of California, Santa Barbara; Warren Sack, U of California, Santa Cruz; Bill Seaman, Rhode Island School of Design; Grahame Weinbren, School of Visual Arts, New York.

 

Victoria Vesna is a media artist, and professor and chair of the Department of Design and Media Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Other Works in the Series, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. Victoria Vesna
  3. pp. ix-xx
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  1. PART I. Database Aesthetics
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Seeing the World in a Grain of Sand: The Database Aesthetics of Everything
  2. Victoria Vesna
  3. pp. 3-38
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  1. 2. Database as Symbolic Form
  2. Lev Manovich
  3. pp. 39-60
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  1. 3. Ocean, Database, Recut
  2. Grahame Weinbren
  3. pp. 61-85
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  1. 4. Waiting for the World to Explode: How Data Convert into a Novel
  2. Norman Klein
  3. pp. 86-94
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  1. 5. The Database as System and Cultural Form: Anatomies of Cultural Narratives
  2. Christiane Paul
  3. pp. 95-109
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  1. 6. The Database Imaginary: Memory_Archive_Database v 4.0
  2. Steve Dietz
  3. pp. 110-120
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  1. 7. Recombinant Poetics and Related Database Aesthetics
  2. Bill Seaman
  3. pp. 121-141
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  1. 8. The Database: An Aesthetics of Dignity
  2. Sharon Daniel
  3. pp. 142-182
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  1. 9. Network Aesthetics
  2. Warren Sack
  3. pp. 183-210
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  1. 10. Game Engines as Embedded Systems
  2. Robert F. Nideffer
  3. pp. 211-230
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  1. PART II. Artists and Data Projects
  2. pp. 231-232
  1. 11. Stock Market Skirt: The Evolution of the Internet, the Interface, and an Idea
  2. Nancy Paterson
  3. pp. 233-242
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  1. 12. Pockets Full of Memories
  2. Geroge Legrady
  3. pp. 243-248
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  1. 13. The Raw Data Diet, All-Consuming Bodies, and the Shape of Things to Come
  2. Lynn Hershman-Leeson
  3. pp. 249-252
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  1. 14. Time Capsule: Networking the Biological
  2. Eduardo Kac
  3. pp. 253-259
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  1. 15. Aesthetics of ecosystm
  2. John Klima
  3. pp. 260-268
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  1. 16. Polar
  2. Marko Peljhan
  3. pp. 269-278
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  1. Publication History
  2. pp. 279-280
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 281-284
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 285-305
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816654093
Print ISBN
9780816641192
MARC Record
OCLC
182856851
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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