New Philosophy for New Media (MIT Press)

New Philosophy for New Media (MIT Press)

Mark B. N. Hansen


In New Philosophy for brand new Media, Mark Hansen defines the picture in electronic artwork in phrases that transcend the simply visible. Arguing that the "digital picture" encompasses the total approach through which details is made perceivable, he areas the physique in a privileged place -- because the agent that filters details with the intention to create pictures. by means of doing so, he counters triumphing notions of technological transcendence and argues for the indispensability of the human within the electronic era.Hansen examines new media paintings and conception in gentle of Henri Bergson's argument that affection and reminiscence render conception impure -- that we opt for purely these pictures accurately proper to our singular type of embodiment. Hansen updates this argument for the electronic age, arguing that we filter out the knowledge we obtain to create photos instead of easily receiving pictures as preexisting technical types. This framing functionality yields what Hansen calls the "digital image." He argues that this new "embodied" prestige of the body corresponds on to the electronic revolution: a digitized photograph isn't a set illustration of fact, yet is outlined via its whole flexibility and accessibility. it isn't simply that the interactivity of recent media turns audience into clients; the picture itself has develop into the body's technique of perceiving it. to demonstrate his account of ways the physique filters details so one can create photos, Hansen specializes in new media artists who stick with a "Bergsonist vocation"; via concrete engagement with the paintings of artists like Jeffrey Shaw, Douglas Gordon, and invoice Viola, Hansen explores the modern aesthetic funding within the affective, physically foundation of imaginative and prescient. The e-book comprises over 70 illustrations (in either black and white and colour) from the works of those and lots of different new media artists.

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