GameScenes. Art in the Age of Videogames

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Milan, Johan & Levi (2006)




GameScenes. Art in the Age of Videogames is the first volume entirelydedicated to Game Art. Edited by Matteo Bittanti and Domenico Quaranta,GameScenes provides a detailed overview of the emerging field of Game Art,examining the complex interaction and intersection of art and videogames.Video and computer game technologies have opened up new possibilities forartistic creation, distribution, and appreciation. In addition to projectsthat might conventionally be described as Internet Art, Digital Art or NewMedia Art, there is now a wide spectrum of work by practitioners thatcrosses the boundaries between various disciplines and practices. Thecommon denominator is that all these practitioners use digital games astheir tools or source of inspiration to make art. They are called GameArtists.GameScenes explores the rapidly expanding world of Game Art in the worksof over 30 international artists. Included are several milestones in thisfield, as well as some lesser known works. In addition to the editors'critical texts, the book contains contributions from a variety ofinternational scholars that illustrate, explain, and contextualize thevarious artifacts.ARTISTS: AES+F, Cory Arcangel, Aram Bartholl, Dave Beck, Tobias Bernstrup,Nick Bertke, John Paul Bichard, Marco Cadioli, Mauro Ceolin, Brody Condon,Joseph DeLappe, Delire (Julian Oliver), Todd Deutsch, Micah Ganske, BeateGeissler ? Oliver Sann, Brent Gustafson, Jon Haddock, Margarete Jahrmann ?Max Moswitzer, JODI, Joan Leandre, Miltos Manetas, Alison Mealey, MarkMcCarthy, Shusha Niederberger, Nullpointer (Tom Betts), Nullsleep(Jeremiah Johnson), Totto Renna, RSG (feat. Alexander Galloway),Anne-Marie Schleiner, Eddo Stern, Palle Torsson, UBERMORGEN.COM.AUTHORS: Matteo Bittanti, Rebecca Cannon, Pierluigi Casolari, Maia Engeli,Henry Lowood, Sally O'Reilly, Domenico Quaranta, Philippa Stalker,Valentina Tanni.Text in English and Italian.from RHIZOME DIGEST: October 13, 2006

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