Matt Locke said that:
>i think the argument was that writing *within* media art circles *has*
>started to develop a sophisticated vocabulary
Other list members have also mentioned the importance of vocabulary.
Something that came up at the Museums and the
Web conference was "what do we call these kinds of art?". New media
theory certainly has a sophisticated vocabulary, but there still
seems to be some confusion over different types and intents of
artworks. Time and fashion seem to have suggested a slow veer from
'computer art' via 'digital art' to 'new media'. Is 'new media' a good enough name? What about
categories within that? ...
Net.art and 'other'?
Turing Land and Duchamp Land? (see Sarah Cook's posting)
Non-interactive, Interactive, or Participative?
Communication art, data art, cybernetics, robotics or kinetics?
Time-based or static?
2D , 3D or more?
Do we need categories which are led by artistic practice, or
categories which might relate to existing curatorial departments (I'm
rather interested in the way in which 010101 at SFMOMA crossed
Would anyone care to suggest workable categories for 'the naming of parts'?
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