Book launch: Web Aesthetics

11 mrt 2011

On Friday, March 11th at 17:00 during Video Vortex #6, the INC is pleased to present Web Aesthetics: How Digital Media Affect Culture and Society by author Vito Campanelli.

During the launch Vito Campanelli will introduce the public to Web Aesthetics.


web_aesthetics-front_LOW - book cover

As the most recent publication in their Studies in Network Cultures Series, Web Aesthetics explores how online video, Web interfaces, file sharing, mailing lists and social networks are transforming our experience of the world. While the social dimension of these Web-related forms dominates public discourse, their aesthetic impact is largely ignored. In response, Web Aesthetics intervenes in the field of new media studies and art theory, proposing an organic theory of digital media aesthetics.
Tracking the proliferation of Web technologies, platforms and software, Campanelli offers a catalogue of aesthetic strategies to address their profound cultural impact, arguing that when the Web is located inside sociocultural practices, processes and expressions, it becomes a powerful agent of aestheticization of life on a global scale.

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