José R. Alcalá

José R. Alcalá
University of Castilla-La Mancha · Departamento de Arte

Doctor of Fine Arts

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Introduction
Director of the MIDECIANT (International Museum of Electrographic Artworks - Center for Innovation in New Media Art) in Cuenca (Spain), since its creation, in 1989. Head of the "Collections and Archives of Contemporary Art. Fine Arts. UCLM. Cuenca "(CAAC). Principal of the research group "Cultural Interfaces; Art and New Media" of the UCLM, since 2006. In recent years I have led various national and international projects related to New Media Art and the Virtual Museum Studies.

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A show of historical productions made from the three families of automatic generating and reproducing machines: the photocopiers, the portable video cameras and the personal graphic computers, which question tradition and shape the most characteristic spirit of the twentieth century. In this exhibition, net.art and video creations orbit around the...
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In the late 1980s, the commercialization of digital reproduction technology led copy art in a new direction, ushering in a new era of events with global impact and significance. Among these events was the second International Electrography and Copy Art Biennial, held in Valencia, Spain, in October 1988, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of th...
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Al començament de la dècada dels noranta del segle passat, amb la comercialització dels primers programes infogràfics per a la producció d'art digital, sorgeixen les primeres propostes creatives que renoven les formes narratives clàssiques. El Museu Internacional de l'Electrografia de Conca, per mitjà del seu programa d'artistes en residència i la...
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p>La sucesión de movimientos y prácticas artísticas desde la segunda mitad del siglo pasado deja un conjunto de creaciones cuyas producciones han abandonado el territorio de lo objetual y lo tangible. A la dificultad intrínseca para su coleccionismo y musealización, se suma la complejidad de estas nuevas propuestas desarrolladas por los artistas du...
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Musealización de las prácticas artísticas contemporáneas. Colecciones y archivos: taxonomía, relato y difusión del arte tecnológico: entre las Media Art Histories y la Media Art Archeology Curso conservación de materiales gráficos y audiovisuales: Nuevos soportes, nuevos retos
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La nueva cultura digital ha transformado de forma drástica muchos de los paradigmas asumidos por las generaciones nativo-analógicas. En materia comunicacional y creativa esta afirmación se hace si cabe más traumática, pues la participación directa del consumidor-prosumidor en la creación de contenidos, puede entenderse ya como propio de una generac...
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In this article, written as curatorial text of the exhibition Electrical Pulses, by the Spanish artist based in Ecuador José Manuel Ruiz, the author reviews the contemporary concept of digital graphics, starting from the question: is the current digital graphics a necessary analgesic for an art in transition towards its total intangibility, or rath...
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In the this research contribution José R. Alcalá presents and explain the production of interactive electronic media art developed in the laboratories and workshops of the International Museum of Electrography (MIDECIANT) of Cueca (Spain) between 1994 and 2010. In it are reviewed through the use of theoretical and critical and historiographical met...
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The Internet—and the cyberspace it contains—is beginning to be colonized. Making its geography visible—poietically revealing it—plotting out the cartography of its topological (non-)spaces, is a task that is as pressing as it is necessary. It has established itself in a variety of paradoxes, like that of being a “non-spatial” place, or using “liqui...
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Media Art Taxonomy is a proposal by José R. Alcalá ** for an effective classification of Media Art works, pieces and documents from everyday practical experience developed at the International Museum of Electrography (MIDE) of Cuenca (Spain) * related to the classification of its permanent collection of Media Art since its inauguration in 1990, 25...
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Desde diferentes campos del pensamiento, los ensayos aquí contenidos tratan de abrir interrogantes esenciales acerca de las transformaciones ocasionadas por el espacio digital. Podría decirse que la interconexión en redes supone un grado más si cabe en la expansión del modo de ser del ciudadano moderno, como lo retrató Baudelaire en El pintor de la...
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This paper proposes a new approach in historical studies referred to some of the most important artistic movements that used technological means during the second half of the 20th century. The purpose is to reveal the true importance of these artistic trends so they can be taken into consideration by general studies in art history that deals with t...
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Do we live today truly that iconoclastic culture that was proposed by the netartists in the ‘90s? Has finally prevailed a state of reality full of electronic visuality to that no-visual art and culture proposed by the net art movement? Will they still proposing iconic messages, filling the world with “hot” visual communication? Will professional ar...
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Do we live today truly that iconoclastic culture that was proposed by the netartists in the ‘90s? Has finally prevailed a state of reality full of electronic visuality to that no-visual art and culture proposed by the net art movement? Will they still proposing iconic messages, filling the world with “hot” visual communication? Will professional ar...
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The technological art emerging during the early part of the second half of the 20th century actively worked to take apart the paradigms that had supported the utopias of the old culture for over 5 centuries. This new art took over the construction and management of these utopias that had been developed for the industrial society by the artistic ava...
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During the sixties and seventies twentieth century, it emerged and developed in the United States a new model of center multidisciplinary research, thanks the consolidation of strategic alliances they got established between the most advanced universities, more prestigious scientific institutes and some of the most powerful corporations dedicated t...
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Now, probably, has the moment come when all this huge artistic heritage of Digital Art which this group of creators of avant-garde handed down to us -distinguished by the virtuality of their productions and because they did not feel comfortable inside their “artist’s suit” which they inherited from their predecessors-, when all this material curren...
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The curator text of the exhibition organized by Telefonica Foundation in Madrid (Spain) in 2004, about the poetics of representation of pioneer digital art. Alcalá, analyze the specific characteristics and innovation of the digital art discourses.
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Este artículo aborda las nuevas condiciones de la creación electrónica actual y su potencial divulgación a través de museos y galerías virtuales on-line a partir de las experiencias recogidas durante el desarrollo de los trabajos de investigación del Proyecto eGALAB (Virtual Galleries and Laboratories for Electronic Art), perteneciente al programa...

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