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Contemporary Art and the Digitization of Everyday Life

Author: Janet Kraynak

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Digitization is the animating force of everyday life. Rather than defining it as a technology or a medium, Contemporary Art and the Digitization of Everyday Life argues that digitization is a socio-historical process that is contributing to the erosion of democracy and an increase in political inequality, specifically along racial, ethnic, and gender lines. Taking a historical approach, Janet Kraynak finds that the seeds of these developments are paradoxically related to the ideology of digital utopianism that emerged in the late 1960s with the rise of a social model of computing, a set of beliefs furthered by the neo-liberal tech ideology in the 1990s, and the popularization of networked computing. The result of this ongoing cultural worldview, which dovetails with the principles of progressive artistic strategies of the past, is a critical blindness in art historical discourse that ultimately compromises art’s historically important role in furthering radical democratic aims. show more

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Weight 924 g
Author

Janet Kraynak

Publisher

University of California Press

Binding

Hardback

ISBN-10

0520303911

Dimensions

187 x 262 x 24

Language

English

Country of Pub

United States

Book Condition

New

Notes

68 color illustrations, 7 b-w illustrations

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