Digital Mosaics: The Aesthetics of Cyberspace by Steven HoltzmanDigital Mosaics: The Aesthetics of Cyberspace by Steven Holtzman

Digital Mosaics: The Aesthetics of Cyberspace

bySteven Holtzman

Paperback | July 14, 1998

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Gravity-defying sculptures that can only exist in cyberspace...an interactive opera in which members of the audience become part of the performance...fractal images that rival nature's greatest masterpieces.
Digital Mosaics is the first book to explore the new digital media and the variety of art forms emerging from our computer culture. It is destined to change our traditional perceptions and definitions of digital expression.
Through the works of cutting-edge computer artists, composers, and designers, Digital Mosaics explores the possibilities of the digital medium and how it radically transforms the way art is produced and understood by the audience. Presenting an astonishing collection of examples, Digital Mosaics illuminates the qualities that make digital expression different from all previous artistic endeavors. From his discussion of the changing meaning of "original" art -- digital creations are at once infinitely reproducible and essentially ephemeral -- to his insights into the impact this kind of art has on the relationship between artist and audience, Steven Holtzman gives readers an unprecedented look at the new aesthetic that is laying the groundwork for the digital and art worlds of our future.
Steven Holtzman is the author of Digital Mantras and the President and CEO of Perspecta, Inc., and serves on the board of directors of Liquid Audio and other Internet software companies. He lives in Woodside, California. He can be reached at steveh@shriek.com.
Title:Digital Mosaics: The Aesthetics of CyberspaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.65 inPublished:July 14, 1998Publisher:Touchstone

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ISBN - 10:0684846128

ISBN - 13:9780684846125

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Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I : A TOUR OF DIGITAL WORLDS

1 Wired Worlds

2 Virtual Worlds

3 Software Worlds

4 Animated Worlds

5 GhostDance

PART II: THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE

6 In Search of the Digital

7 Sculpting 0s and 1s

8 Digital Limited Inc.

9 Mosaics

CONCLUSION

10 Don't Look Back

Epilogue: The Way of Tea

Notes

Bibliography

Picture Credits

Index

From Our Editors

Through the works of cutting-edge computer artists, composers, and designers, DIGITAL MOSAICS explores the possibilities of the digital medium and how it radically transforms the way art is produced and understood by the audience. Digital expert Steven Holtzman lays the groundwork for the digital and art worlds of our future. Index. 86 illustrations.

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Ann Winblad Hummer Winblad Venture Partners Do the words "digital media" mean anything to you? If your answer is "duh"... read this book.