Arie Altena

unsorted, Thoughts on the Information Arts
An A to Z for Sonic Acts X

Edited by Arie Altena / Sonic Acts
Published by Sonic Acts Press / De Balie, 2004
Design by Will Holder
Book, paperback, 120 pp., English text, illustrated
Format: 9,5 x 14,7 cm

Art reflects the society, which gave birth to it. It is therefore not surprising that many new art forms have emerged in recent years (from computer art to neo-conceptualism and from business art to genomic art) which in form and content are rooted in the information society: the information arts. These information arts often defy several paradigms on which traditional art forms are based. Therefore we have to pose the question if there are other models of categorization that provide us with a better insight in the arts. Rather than having the pretensions of sorting it all out, this publication discloses some of the relevant questions.

Table of Contents

  • 5 Abstraction and Complexity by Lev Manovich
  • 17 Art as Research by Stephen Wilson
  • 26 Collectives and Art by Arie Altena
  • 32 Colophon
  • 33 Driessens & Verstappen
  • 36 Generating Art: Driessens & Verstappen talk to Arie Altena
  • 45 Hearing Pure Data by Mitchell Whitelaw
  • 54 Introduction by Taco Stolk
  • 57 Listening Post by Mark Hansen & Ben Rubin
  • 59 Organic and Conceptual Systems interview Casey Reas/Bert Balcaen
  • 65 Programme unsorted, SonicActsX, Paradiso Amsterdam
  • 97 Raster-Noton
  • 99 Casey Reas
  • 103 RES by Benjamin Gaulon
  • 104 The Reverb Engine by tobias c. van Veen
  • 111 stAllio!
  • 113 tobias c. van Veen
  • 115 Yellow after Wassily Kandinsky, by Will

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