Foreword by Kellogg Booth and Sidney Fels. Afterword by Susan Kennard. Publishers The Banff Center Press and Riverside Architectural Press write : Euphoria and Dystopia: The Banff New Media Institute Dialogues is a compendium of some of the most important thinking about art and technology to have taken place in the last few decades at the international level.
Based on the research of the Banff New Media Institute BNMI from to , the book celebrates the belief that the creative sector, artists and cultural industries, in collaboration with scientists, social scientists and humanists, have a critical role to play in developing technologies that work for human betterment and allow for a more participatory culture. The book is organized by key themes that have underscored the dialogues of the BNMI and within each are carefully edited transcriptions drawn from thousands of hours of audio material documenting BNMI events such as the annual Interactive Screen and the numerous summits and workshops.
Each chapter is introduced by an essay from the book editors that discusses the roles of research and artistic co-production at Banff from to and a commissioned essay from a leading new media theorist. My only excuse is that it counts pages, with small fonts and only very few photos.
So i read an essay here and there. Sometimes i want to read a text by an artist or theorist i like. Sara Diamond and Sarah Cook.
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