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Why Art in Virtual Worlds?

Exploration of new forms has been a modus operandi of the avant garde for over a century, and New Media is doubly implicated in this gesture of praxis. New Media implicitly signifies novelty by virtue of its name alone, but also through its definition that includes emergent (but primarily digital) artforms. As a subset of this, one […]

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Reading | in | Between | The | Lines

In art the object is the work produced by art, as much containing elements of empirical reality as displacing, dissolving, and reconstructing them according to the work’s own law. Only through such transformation, and not through an ever falsifying photography, does art give empirical reality its due, the epiphany of its shrouded essence and the merited shudder in the […]

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A little social/critical theory never hurts…

  The idolization of the cheap involves making the average the heroic. ~ Theodor Adorno and Max Horkneimer from The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception There’s nothing like critical and social theory to start the morning. I highly recommend reading the entire essay. Whether you agree with it or not, after all these years, […]