Arts Future Book represents a substantial practical and theoretical
investigation into the future of books about the arts.
As a book series we publish unique works that establish new systems for
considering art. Our aim is to explore the relations between the form and
content of art books and to exploit new technologies that expand their
literal and philosophical capacities. What is a book about art, and what can
and should it do?
Our first publication, Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as
Performance, by Nathaniel Stern, is out in a few days:
This book shows how interactive artworks ask us to perform rigorous
philosophies of the body. Stern argues that interactive art suspends and
amplifies the ways in which we experience embodiment as per-formed,
relational, and emergent. He provides many in-depth case studies of
contemporary artworks that develop a practice of embodied philosophy,
setting a stage to explore how we inter-act and relate with the world. He
offers a valuable critical framework for analysing interactive artworks and
whatıs at stake in our encounters with them, which can be applied to a wide
range of complex and emerging art forms.
The book is published as a peer-reviewed printed book and eBook and is
accompanied or rather, re-per-formed as an online participatory chapter
about embodied research practices, and a multi-location interactive
exhibition and virtual book tour.
In the companion chapter (offered in partnership with Networked Book at
Turbulence.org), Stern offers a semi-autobiographical account of his own
research trajectory, and invites comment, critique, and contributions of new
work. This creates a participatory stage for rehearsing the performance of
At the exhibitions, audiences encounter the concepts and materials addressed
in the book. For example, in Sternıs Body Languageı series, participants
use their full bodies to interact with digitized sounds, projected
animations, texts, drawings, and videos, which shift and change with their
movements. They explore, play with, experience, and practice how we make
bodies and meaning.
In its various modes, Interactive Art and Embodiment performs the
philosophical environment of interactive art, and embodies Arts Future
Bookıs investigations into how we can and should perform art scholarship.
Further performances of art, philosophy and publishing will occur on Twitter
using the hashtag: #implicitbody.
Arts Future Book is published by Gylphi Ltd and is supported by an
international editorial board.
The Arts Future Book project has been explained, modelled (and remodelled)
in the open-access journal article/artwork: Is Art History Too Bookishı by
series editor Charlotte Frost.
Arts Future Book: http://www.gylphi.co.uk/arts/index.php
Interactive Art and Embodiment: http://implicitbody.net/
Nathaniel Stern: http://nathanielstern.com/ <http://nathanielstern.com/>
Companion chapter: http://stern.networkedbook.org/
Networked Book: http://networkedbook.org/ <http://networkedbook.org/>
Is Art History Too Bookish? http://www.gylphi.co.uk/artsfuturebook/
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Arts Future Book Series Editor, Charlotte Frost, [log in to unmask]
Dr Charlotte Frost
Latest > > > Digital Humanities Now Editor's Choice, July 2013: What Is Art
History Made Of?
Principal Investigator/Editor: Arts Future Book
Founder/Director: PhD2Published <http://www.phd2published.com>
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