Dieter Daniels, professor for history of art and media theory at the HGB (Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst; academy of visual arts) Leipzig, has put together four essays published between 1997 and 2001 to an insightful and inspiring book about the history and future of interactive media art. The book introduces to the alliance of art and media since Dada, compares avant-garde art (Readymade) with phenomena in mainstream media (Big Brother), it shows how ideas of avant-garde art has been perverted in mass media (the concept of interactivity), it finally discusses the deeper relationship between Duchamp's Large Glass and Turing's Black Box. In this book beginners will find many useful information. Those familiar with the subject will encounter some well-known arguments (including their shortcomings) as well as interesting perspectives worth further discussion.
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