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Information has been the central subject of media art long before the current 'big data' revolution. This book brings together a wide range of texts from both practitioners and theorists covering key artworks and positions about information, art and society from the late 1960s to the present.

Lev Manovich, Professor of Computer Science, Graduate Centre, City University of New York

Information is information is 'Information', and is, in the form of this book, actually really useful. More than a much needed compendium of ideas from artists and curators helping us to bridge a 1960s mindset with today's contemporary information-sharing environment, the practices gathered in Sarah Cook's anthology are themselves powerful tools to navigate a multiplicity of narratives and concepts in relation to art, media and the social fabric.

Rudolf Frieling, Curator of Media Arts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

With this comprehensive volume Sarah Cook deftly addresses the historical breadth and contemporary depth of information art in all its analogue and digital forms. Artists and critics have long been exploring communications technologies as medium and as message, while simultaneously tackling its political economy and effects. The texts herein, brilliantly woven together in non-linear fashion, demonstrate how artists working with information have intrepidly revisioned not only the subject/object relationship, but also the ontological shift of the object newly situated within the digital realm.

Caroline Langill, Associate Professor, New Media Art History/Cultural History, OCAD University, Toronto

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Sarah Cook is a curator and researcher working at the intersection of art, digital and electronic media, and science. She is the coauthor (with Beryl Graham) of Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media (MIT Press), and in 2004 cocurated the touring exhibition, “Database Imaginary.” She is Dundee Fellow at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee.
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0262529343
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ The MIT Press (Sept. 9 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780262529341
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0262529341
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 561 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.39 x 2.31 x 21.29 cm
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