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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Media art

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Richard Hamilton, «Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?», 1956

About the above collage: "A small collage which a few years before the emergence of Pop Art foresees many of the coming art movement’s characteristics: the consumer world takes control of the secluded safety of home life—in which new media, tape recorder, and television come to play a central role. This results in Hamilton’s repeated confrontation with the role of media in interiors, and his combining, for example, the painted image of a radio with a functioning, sound-producing technique built directly behind it."

Media Art Net 1: An Overview of Media Art» "is the first module published in the Net and is accompanied by this volume of text. This module will serve as a foundation for all later modules, and reacts at the same time to an additional paradox of mediation in the media: even those relevant websites that deal with media art still lacked up until now a comprehensive introduction to this subject. ... "

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