Networks, Surveillance, Culture Jamming

POSTED BY: Ed Shanken | Wed Mar 12th, 2008 7:17 p.m.

To celebrate the recent paperback reissue of Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology, and Consciousness, author Edward Shanken will talk about art using networks, surveillance, and culture jamming. The talk is part of a book-signing event at Philadelphia's oldest and finest independent bookstore.

About Telematic Embrace:
Long before e-mail and the Internet permeated society, Roy Ascott, a pioneering British artist and theorist, coined the term "telematic art" to describe the use of online computer networks as an artistic medium. In Telematic Embrace Edward A. Shanken gathers, for the first time, an impressive compilation of more than three decades of Ascott's philosophies on aesthetics, interactivity, and the sense of self and community in the telematic world of cyberspace. This book explores Ascott's ideas on how networked communication has shaped behavior and consciousness within and beyond the realm of what is conventionally defined as art.

March 19, 6pm
Robbins Bookstore
108 S. 13th Street (Chestnut/Walnut)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107