From point to pixel : a genealogy of digital aesthetics /

A timely reconsideration of digital aesthetics.

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Author / Creator: Hoy, Meredith Anne (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Hanover, New Hampshire : Dartmouth College Press, [2017]
Series:Interfaces, studies in visual culture.
Online Access:Click here for full text at Project MUSE
Summary:A timely reconsideration of digital aesthetics.
In this fiercely ambitious study, Meredith Anne Hoy seeks to reestablish the very definitions of digital art and aesthetics in art history. She begins by problematizing the notion of digital aesthetics, tracing the nineteenth- and twentieth-century movements that sought to break art down into its constituent elements, which in many ways predicted and paved the way for our acceptance of digital art. Through a series of case studies, Hoy questions the separation between analog and digital art and finds that while there may be sensual and experiential differences, they fall within the same technological categories. She also discusses computational art, in which the sole act of creation is the building of a self-generating algorithm. The medium isn't the message--what really matters is the degree to which the viewer can sense a creative hand in the art.
Item Description:Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 11, 2017).
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiii, 257 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Author Notes:MEREDITH ANNE HOY is an assistant professor of art history and theory in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University.