On the posssibility of aesthetic intersections

Contemporary art and aesthetic technology: can these contingent but autonomous worlds intersect?

This is the inaugural post for this blog, concerned with a rigorous critique of contemporary art’s engagement with new media processes and practices. It is because the historical trajectory of contemporary art as a pluralistic phenomenon differs from the instrumental concerns of electronically mediated expression that a critique grounded both in recent (especially post-1960’s) theory and the equally engaging and contingent experiments of technology in art has not clearly emerged. Whether an intersection embracing and fruitful to both fertile activities can be found is the question explored in what follows here.

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