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Leonardo Book Series

The Leonardo Book series documents the work of artists, researchers, and scholars at the intersection of the arts, sciences, and technology. New generations of artist-researchers and researcher-artists are bridging cultural and disciplinary divides, the better to address hard problems and human needs. The Leonardo series includes the work of creative individuals and teams driving innovations in art, science, and technology. It is published in collaboration with Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology, and the affiliated French organization Association Leonardo.

Stan VanDerBeek’s Movie-Drome and Expanded Cinema

An argument that the collaborative multimedia projects produced by Stan VanDerBeek in the 1960s and 1970s anticipate contemporary new media and participatory art practices.

A History of New Media in Theater, Dance, Performance Art, and Installation

The historical roots, key practitioners, and artistic, theoretical, and technological trends in the incorporation of new media into the performing arts.

Sound, Sense, Economy, and Ecology

Sound, tone, music, voice, and noise as forms of sonority through which our current economic and ecological crises can be understood.

A Genealogy of Visual Technologies from Prints to Pixels

An account of Western visual technologies since the Renaissance traces a history of the increasing control of light’s intrinsic excess.

Image, Power, and the Neoliberal Brain

An investigation of the aesthetics and politics of new visual media under twenty-first-century capitalism, from console games to virtual reality to video installation art.

Art, New Media, and Social Memory

The first book on the philosophy and aesthetics of digital preservation examines the challenge posed by new media to our long-term social memory.

Synesthesia in Art and Science

The uncommon sensory perceptions of synesthesia explored through accounts of synesthetes' experiences, the latest scientific research, and suggestions of synesthesia in visual art, music, and literature.

Media Art Histories

Leading historians of the media arts define a new materialist media art history, discussing temporality, geography, ephemerality, and the future.

Artists as Cartographers

An exploration of walking and mapping as both form and content in art projects using old and new technologies, shoe leather and GPS.

Media Archaeology of the Moving Panorama and Related Spectacles

Tracing the cultural, material, and discursive history of an early manifestation of media culture in the making.

The long-awaited new edition of a groundbreaking work on the impact of alternative concepts of space on modern art.

Japanese Media Arts in Dialogue with the West

An exploration of the tensions between East and West and digital and analog in Japanese new-media art.

Toward an Art of Evolution

How humans’ aesthetic perceptions have shaped other life forms, from racehorses to ornamental plants.

Aspects of Art and Technology in Australia, 1956-1975

A critical and comprehensive account of the emergence of electronic arts in Australia.

Vocal Aesthetics in Digital Arts and Media

Perspectives on the voice and technology, from discussions of voice mail and podcasts to reflections on dance and sound poetry.

Art, Activism, and Technoscience

Scientists, scholars, and artists consider the political significance of recent advances in the biological sciences.

An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art

Tracing the connections--both visual and philosophical--between new media art and classical Islamic art.

Edited by Oliver Grau

Leading scholars take a wider view of new media, placing it in the context of art history and acknowledging the necessity of an interdisciplinary approach in new media art studies and practice.

The Reflexive Medium

An argument that video is not merely an intermediate stage between analog and digital but a medium in its own right; traces the theoretical genealogy of video and examines the different concepts of video seen in works by Vito Acconci, Ulrike Rosenbach, Steina and Woody Vasulka, and others.

Art after New Media

Redefining curatorial practice for those working with new kinds of art.

A Digital Poetics

Blending artist theory, personal memoir, satire, and fictional narratives, a noted net artist constructs a poetics of net art that parallels his practice.

Bio Art and Beyond
Edited by Edward Kac and Edward Kac

The theory and practice of bio art, a new art form that uses the materials and processes of biotechnology, with examples of work by such prominent artists as Eduardo Kac and Marc Quinn.

Contexts, Technotexts, and Theories

The first collection of writings on poetry that is composed, disseminated, and read on computers; essays and artist statements explore visually arresting, aurally charged, and dynamic works that are created by a synergy of human beings and intelligent machines.

British Computer Art 1960 - 1980

The history of a pioneering era in computer-based art too often neglected by postwar art histories and institutions.

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