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Title New media futures : the rise of women in the digital arts / edited by Donna J. Cox, Ellen Sandor, and Janine Fron ; forewords by Lisa Wainwright, Anne Balsamo, and Judy Malloy
Published Urbana, IL : University of Illinois Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 299 pages) : illustrations
Contents Renaissance Teams : Art and Science Collaborations -- Ellen Sandor -- Donna J. Cox -- Carolina Cruz-Neira -- Colleen Bushell -- Nan Goggin -- Mary Rasmussen -- Dana Plepys -- Maxine Brown -- Martyl -- Part 1 color plates -- The Aesthetics of New Media Expression -- Joan Truckenbrod -- Barbara Sykes -- Kate Horsfield and Lyn Blumenthal -- Annette Barbier -- Margaret Dolinsky -- Tiffany Holmes -- Clauda Hart -- Part 2 color plates -- Migratory Influences and Inspirations. Brenda Laurel (California) -- Copper Giloth (Massachusetts, France) -- Jane Veeder (California) -- Sally Rosenthal (California) -- Lucy Petrovic (New Mexico, Arizona, Singapore) -- Janine Fron (California, Finland) -- Part 3 color plates -- Closing Reflections -- Appendix: Original List of Guiding Interview Guestions -- Glossary -- References -- Index
Summary "This project captures the spirit and contributions of women working in digital arts media and education in the Midwest--a region that, beginning in the mid-1980s, established itself as a center for the technological revolution. Bringing together historical research and interviews with key participants in the development of digital arts, this volume explores seminal events at the University of Illinois and the School of the Art Institute in Chicago that led to the establishment of interdisciplinary Renaissance Teams in advanced academic computing communities, which created a bridge to the humanities and to Chicago's emerging art scene. Digital games, virtual reality, supercomputing graphics, and internet, browser-based art all evolved during this revolution, underscored by the region's history of widespread social change and artistic innovation, and women artists and computing experts were integral to the devleopment of these new media. Spurred by a dynamic of social feminist change, these events fostered an atmosphere of creative expression, innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, while crossing gender lines and incorporating an artistic approach in a scientific environment. Ultimately, these events ushered in the digital age and paved the way for social media, which was both a product and a result of the confluence of the social relationships and human relationships nurtured by digital arts exploration in the region"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-288) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Art and technology -- Middle West -- History -- 20th century
Computer art -- Middle West
New media art -- Middle West
Technology and women -- Middle West -- History -- 20th century
Women computer artists -- Middle West
ART -- General.
Art and technology.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
New media art.
Technology and women.
Women computer artists.
Middle West.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Cox, Donna J., editor
Fron, Janine, editor
Sandor, Ellen, editor
ISBN 0252050185