Postdigital


Postdigital

Postdigital is a term which has recently come into use in the discourse of digital artistic practice. This term points significantly to our rapidly changed and changing relationships with digital technologies and art forms. It points to an attitude that is more concerned with being human, than with being digital. If one examines the textual paradigm of consensus, one is faced with a choice: either the "postdigital" society has intrinsic meaning, or it is contextualised into a paradigm of consensus that includes art as a totality. Either way, Roy Ascott has clearly demonstrated that the distinction between the digital and the "postdigital" is part of the economy of reality.

Kim Cascone uses the term in his article "The Aesthetics of Failure: "Post-digital" Tendencies in Contemporary Computer Music." [http://mitpress.mit.edu/journals/COMJ/CMJ24_4Cascone.pdf] He begins the article with a quotation from MIT Media Lab cyberpundit Nicholas Negroponte: "The digital revolution is over." Cascone goes on to describe what he sees as a 'post-digital' line of flight in the music also commonly known as glitch or microsound music, observing that 'with electronic commerce now a natural part of the business fabric of the Western world and Hollywood cranking out digital fluff by the gigabyte, the medium of digital technology holds less fascination for composers in and of itself.'

ee also

* Digital art
* Postmodernism
* Posthumanism

Further reading

* Ascott, R. (2003). Telematic Embrace. (E.Shaken, ed.) Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-21803-5
*Barreto, Ricardo and Perissinotto, Paula [http://www.file.org.br/the_culture_of_immanence.doc “the_culture_of_immanence”] , in Internet Art. Ricardo Barreto e Paula Perissinotto (orgs.). São Paulo, IMESP, 2002. ISBN: 85-7060-038-0.
* Wilson, Steve Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology ISBN 0-262-23209-X

External links

* [http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,795297,00.asp Article: Dawn of a Post-Digital Era]
* [http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&id=OPfmZ5v3TUgC&dq=Post-digital&printsec=frontcover&source=web&ots=eRQTbc4zPX&sig=Jjn0lIq80Td7MrCSptIMDKGCP6M&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=8&ct=result Google Books: The Postdigital Membrane]


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