Meta/Data: A Digital Poetics

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MIT Press
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Pages
438
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7.42 X 9.22 X 1.09 inches | 1.97 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780262012331

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About the Author

Mark Amerika, named a "Time Magazine 100 Innovator" in 2001, is an interdisciplinary artist and Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His works include the epic online narrative GRAMMATRON, selected for the 2000 Whitney Biennial; the sound art work PHON: E: ME, commissioned by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art in Western Australia; and FILMTEXT 2.0, initially commissioned by Sony PlayStation 2 as part of a major retrospective at the ICA in London. He is the author of two novels, The Kafka Chronicles and Sexual Blood. In 1993 he became founder and publisher of Alt-X.

Reviews
--McKenzie Wark, author of "Gamer Theory"
--Steven Shaviro, DeRoy Professor of English, Wayne State University
--Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts, Whitney Museum of American Art
" Mark Amerika is at the cutting edge of developments in both art and technology. "META/DATA" is an indispensable guide to the promises and potentials of new media--and also to the hype, irony, and disappointment that all too often surround them." --Steven Shaviro, DeRoy Professor of English, Wayne State University
" Mark Amerika is a hacker. He hacks language, image, sound, identities, cultures. He plays space, time, and tech like a saxophone. He plays out, way out sometimes, but he will always beckon you to join him. His writings are like invitations to a happening party you don't know you are already at. It's dense, it's hard, but it flows, and it's fun. What more could you want?" --McKenzie Wark, author of "Gamer Theory"
" "Meta/Data" perfectly captures the essence and style of pioneering net artist and online fiction writer Mark Amerika. Featuring a mix of scholarly theory, personal narrative, and conversations with peers, the book provides both meta data on the artist's multifaceted body of work and insightful commentary on digital poetics and culture. The personae Amerika has created for himself--from 'digital thoughtographer' to VJ as artist-researcher--are reflected as different viewpoints in the book's stories, theoretical essays, and dialogues, and make it a multilinear read that mirrors the diversity of digital culture." --Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts, Whitney Museum of American Art
& quot; Mark Amerika is at the cutting edge of developments in both art and technology. META/DATA is an indispensable guide to the promises and potentials of new media--and also to the hype, irony, and disappointment that all too often surround them.& quot; -- Steven Shaviro, DeRoy Professor of English, Wayne State University
& quot; Mark Amerika is a hacker. He hacks language, image, sound, identities, cultures. He plays space, time, and tech like a saxophone. He plays out, way out sometimes, but he will always beckon you to join him. His writings are like invitations to a happening party you don't know you are already at. It's dense, it's hard, but it flows, and it's fun. What more could you want?& quot; -- McKenzie Wark, author of Gamer Theory
& quot; Meta/Data perfectly captures the essence and style of pioneering net artist and online fiction writer Mark Amerika. Featuring a mix of scholarly theory, personal narrative, and conversations with peers, the book provides both meta data on the artist's multifaceted body of work and insightful commentary on digital poetics and culture. The personae Amerika has created for himself--from 'digital thoughtographer' to VJ as artist-researcher--are reflected as different viewpoints in the book's stories, theoretical essays, and dialogues, and make it a multilinear read that mirrors the diversity of digital culture.& quot; -- Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts, Whitney Museum of American Art
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""Meta/Data" perfectly captures the essence and style of pioneering net artist and online fiction writer Mark Amerika. Featuring a mix of scholarly theory, personal narrative, and conversations with peers, the book provides both meta data on the artist's multifaceted body of work and insightful commentary on digital poetics and culture. The personae Amerika has created for himself--from 'digital thoughtographer' to VJ as artist-researcher--are reflected as different viewpoints in the book's stories, theoretical essays, and dialogues, and make it a multilinear read that mirrors the diversity of digital culture."--Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts, Whitney Museum of American Art
"Mark Amerika is at the cutting edge of developments in both art and technology. "META/DATA" is an indispensable guide to the promises and potentials of new media--and also to the hype, irony, and disappointment that all too often surround them."--Steven Shaviro, DeRoy Professor of English, Wayne State University
"Mark Amerika is a hacker. He hacks language, image, sound, identities, cultures. He plays space, time, and tech like a saxophone. He plays out, way out sometimes, but he will always beckon you to join him. His writings are like invitations to a happening party you don't know you are already at. It's dense, it's hard, but it flows, and it's fun. What more could you want?"--McKenzie Wark, author of "Gamer Theory"