Digital Art, published by Thames & Hudson, offers an insightful overview of one of contemporary art's newest and most exciting forms: digital art. The book showcases some of the most interesting names in the field from the 1980s to the present day – and also predicts how the future might look. The book is written by the new media art curator and educator, Christiane Paul, and it is part of Thames & Hudson's acclaimed World of Art series.
Digital technology has revolutionized the way we produce and experience art. Here, Christiane Paul surveys the developments in digital art from its appearance in the 1980s to the present day, and looks ahead to what the future may hold.
Christiane Paul explores themes raised by digital artworks, such as viewer interaction, artificial life and intelligence, political and social activism, networks and telepresence, and issues surrounding the collection, presentation and preservation of digital art. She also looks at the impact of digital techniques and media on traditional forms of art, as well as exploring the ways in which internet and software art, digital installation and virtual reality have emerged as recognized artistic practices.