Because the flip of the millennium, the net has advanced from what used to be in simple terms a brand new medium to a real "mass" medium -- with a deeper and wider cultural achieve, better possibilities for distribution and collaboration, and extra advanced company and political realities. Mapping a loosely chronological sequence of formative arguments, advancements, and happenings, Mass Effect presents an important consultant to figuring out the dynamic and ongoing courting among paintings and new technologies.
Mass Effect brings jointly approximately 40 contributions, together with newly commissioned essays and reprints, photo portfolios, and transcribed dialogue panels and lectures that provide insights and reflections from quite a lot of artists, curators, artwork historians, and bloggers. one of the themes tested are using advertisement structures for artwork perform, what paintings capacity in an age of accelerating surveillance, and questions surrounding such fresh recommendations as "postinternet." different contributions learn and rfile specific works by way of the artists of And/Or Gallery, Cory Arcangel, DIS, Cao Fei, the novel software program workforce, and others.
Mass Effect relaunches a booklet sequence initiated via the MIT Press and the hot Museum in 1984, which produced six defining volumes for the sector of latest paintings. those new volumes will construct in this historical partnership and reinvigorate the dialog round modern tradition as soon as again.
Copublished with the hot Museum of up to date paintings, New York
Full record of contributors:
Cory Arcangel, Karen Archey, Michael Bell-Smith, Claire Bishop, Dora Budor, Johanna Burton, Paul Chan, Ian Cheng, Michael Connor, Lauren Cornell, Petra Cortright, Jesse Darling, Anne de Vries, DIS, Aleksandra Domanović, damage van den Dorpel, Dragan Espenschied, Rózsa Zita Farkas, Azin Feizabadi, Alexander R. Galloway, Boris Groys, Ed Halter, Alice Ming Wai Jim, walking, Caitlin Jones, David Joselit, Dina Kafafi, John Kelsey, Alex Kitnick, Tina Kukielski, Oliver Laric, Mark Leckey, David Levine, Olia Lialina, Guthrie Lonergan, Jordan Lord, Jens Maier-Rothe, Shawn Maximo, Jennifer McCoy, Kevin McCoy, Gene McHugh, Tom Moody, Ceci Moss, Katja Novitskova, Marisa Olson, Trevor Paglen, Seth fee, Alexander Provan, Morgan Quaintance, Domenico Quaranta, Raqs Media Collective, Alix Rule, Timur Si-Qin, Josephine Berry Slater, Paul Slocum, Rebecca Solnit, Wolfgang Staehle, Hito Steyerl, Martine Syms, Ben Vickers, Michael Wang, Tim Whidden, Anicka Yi, and Damon Zucconi