Posted in Come and Do, Contemporary Art, Installation Art, Special Exhibits, tagged Bubbling Growth, Charlotte Moorman, Computer Graphics, Computer Software, fractal art, Fractals, Geometry, Japanese prints, Jussi Harkonen, Mandelbrot Set, mathematics, Nam June Paik, New Media, Photography, TV Cello, Video Art, Wolf Vostell on October 19, 2010|
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TV Cello, 1971. Nam June Paik (1932-2006). Video tubes, TV chassis, plexiglass boxes, electronics, wiring, wood base, fan, stool, photograph. Permanent Collection, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
A broad term that emerged in the 1960s and exploded onto the art scene in the 1980s, New Media ecompasses the fusion of traditional media such as film, images, painting, sculpture, music, and the written and spoken word with the interactive power of computer and communications technology, computer-enabled consumer devices, and the Internet. This new category of art includes digital art, animation, interactive and installation art, and computer graphics, among others. New media artists such as Nam June Paik (1932-2006) and Wolf Vostell (1932-1998) first experimented with video and sound art in the 1960s and many artists have since followed in their footsteps with further experimentation. A key concept of New Media is that the artworks produced are available to anyone at any time through the Internet and other digital frameworks. This digitization creates a universal forum for artists to share ideas with each other, and communicate with viewers directly. (more…)
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