By Ed Halter
Since the flip of the millennium, the net has developed from what was once only a brand new medium to a real mass medium -- with a deeper and wider cultural achieve, larger possibilities for distribution and collaboration, and extra advanced company and political realities. Mapping a loosely chronological sequence of formative arguments, advancements, and happenings, Mass Effect presents a vital consultant to figuring out the dynamic and ongoing dating among artwork and new technologies.
Mass Effect brings jointly approximately 40 contributions, together with newly commissioned essays and reprints, picture portfolios, and transcribed dialogue panels and lectures that supply insights and reflections from a variety of artists, curators, artwork historians, and bloggers. one of the issues tested are using advertisement structures for paintings perform, what paintings skill in an age of accelerating surveillance, and questions surrounding such fresh strategies as "postinternet." different contributions study and record specific works through the artists of And/Or Gallery, Cory Arcangel, DIS, Cao Fei, the novel software program team, and others.
Mass Effect relaunches a e-book sequence initiated by way of the MIT Press and the recent Museum in 1984, which produced six defining volumes for the sector of latest paintings. those new volumes will construct in this old partnership and reinvigorate the dialog round modern tradition as soon as again.
Copublished with the recent Museum of latest paintings, New York
ContributorsCory Arcangel, Karen Archey, Michael Bell-Smith, Claire Bishop, Dora Budor, Johanna Burton, Paul Chan, Ian Cheng, Michael Connor, Lauren Cornell, Petra Cortright, Jesse Darling, Anne de Vries, DIS, Aleksandra Domanović, damage van den Dorpel, Dragan Espenschied, Rózsa Zita Farkas, Azin Feizabadi, Alexander R. Galloway, Boris Groys, Ed Halter, Alice Ming Wai Jim, strolling, Caitlin Jones, David Joselit, Dina Kafafi, John Kelsey, Alex Kitnick, Tina Kukielski, Oliver Laric, Mark Leckey, David Levine, Olia Lialina, Guthrie Lonergan, Jordan Lord, Jens Maier-Rothe, Shawn Maximo, Jennifer McCoy, Kevin McCoy, Gene McHugh, Tom Moody, Ceci Moss, Katja Novitskova, Marisa Olson, Trevor Paglen, Seth rate, Alexander Provan, Morgan Quaintance, Domenico Quaranta, Raqs Media Collective, Alix Rule, Timur Si-Qin, Josephine Berry Slater, Paul Slocum, Rebecca Solnit, Wolfgang Staehle, Hito Steyerl, Martine Syms, Ben Vickers, Michael Wang, Tim Whidden, Anicka Yi, and Damon Zucconi