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Media Art

  • Akshay Bhoan added an answer:
    What is the the role and what are the limits of social documentary photography and its context?

    Questioning social documentary photography

    Depiction and reality

    Akshay Bhoan

    Lunaa, I'm quite taken by the breadth of this question. Its extremely difficult to define the limits of social documentary or its context in a blanket statement. One of the issues being that its very subjective due to the nature of the medium, the conflict arising from the idea of "photography depicting the truth". 

    Susan Sontag's book is a great place to start but it focuses only on work done by FSA and documentary in the American Culture, whereas today it has come very far from what it was back then. There is a possibility of case by case discussion but to define a universal limit would very similar to the idea of talking about the intent of art.

  • Stefan Schmidl added an answer:
    Is there any ongoing research on film composer Jerry Goldsmith?

    Mauricio Dupuis´ "Jerry Goldsmith - Music Scoring for American Movies" (2014) was greeted for being the first monograph on this particular subject, but provided rather basic informations. So are there attempts to conduct more in-depth research on Jerry Goldsmith and American film music in the 1970s and 1980s?

    Stefan Schmidl

    Dear Karl, interesting! Thanks a lot!

    Best regards,


  • Hugo Fortes added an answer:
    Are there any institutions concerned with the "arts ecosystem"?

    By "arts ecosystem" I mean the different entities (artists, audience, schools, galleries, r&d, etc.) and their relationships, so that a balance and mutual interests and benefits are attained. I would like to find any studies regarding such systems or institutions involved in them.

    Hugo Fortes

    The National Association of Arts Researchers in Brazil (ANPAP) dedicated two of their last meetings to discuss the arts ecosystems. There were several papers about this issue. Take a look at its proceedings (in Portuguese), maybe you can find something there. The meetings were the 22 in 2013 and the 23 in 2014. Here you find the link to the 22 meeting proceedings

  • Sofian Audry added an answer:
    Are there any records of media art installations that use reinforcement learning?

    I am working on a research on adaptive systems in art practice and would like to know of any media art installations or other forms of artworks (apart from music) that make use of reinforcement learning. The only examples I have been able to find thus far are works that I have authored or co-authored.

    Sofian Audry

    Merci Stephane, quite an interesting project. What was the RL algo used exactly? Did you publish a paper that describes the approach?

  • Raj Kumar Mazinder added an answer:
    Do new media experiments in visual art produce more impact towards larger number of audiences?
    New media experiments as installation and performances with support of audio and video.
    Raj Kumar Mazinder

    Hello Scott

    Thanks for your thought provoking and analytical insights.

    Best Raj Kumar Mazinder

  • Jt Velikovsky added an answer:
    Transmedia Research Zurich October 2013 - looking for partners/ experts
    Research Project Zurich October 2013 - Looking for partners and advice
    CAST/ Audiovisual Media at the Zurich University of the Arts currently develops a research project in the field of transmedia storytelling. We would like to analyze the levels and forms of audience participation around the Swiss transmedia and ARG project "Die Polder" (October 2013, Zurich) we observe and monitor the project and look how transmedia stories can activate and engage the audience. We are looking for partners to cooperate. You have experience in transmedia research and/or have knowledge in new transmedia audience measurement methods. We would be also thankful for references and examples of transmedia evaluation and research.
    Jt Velikovsky
    Hi Martin,
    just FYI, the book is also out now. (8 pounds, but should soon also be free, on EBSCO)
  • Paul M.W. Hackett added an answer:
    Which fields of visual communication art or visual art have a direct impact on contemporary art?
    In which areas of contemporary art can we see the power of visual communication more than in others?
    Paul M.W. Hackett
    I am not sure I understand your question Elaheh. My initial response is that visual communication is more present in visual contemporary art, but I think you may be looking for a different answer?
  • Henna Saeed added an answer:
    What are distinctive features of media art in relationship to contemporary art?
    Media Art and Contemporary Art? Or Media Art in Contemporary Art?
    Henna Saeed
    Media art and contemporary art fall under the same umbrella so it really doesn't matter if you address it as two components or interrelated units. Its the purpose of the research and how you address their connection that will make the approach distinctive.
  • Elizabeth Ata added an answer:
    What role does computer technology have in secondary visual arts programs and how should it be integrated?
    In what year should students be introduced to Adobe creative suite (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)?

    Should it be taught separately or combined with traditional methodologies?
    Elizabeth Ata
    I believe that given a well-defined focus using computer technology it can be a parallel to open creativity.

    Opening up the idea that everything we come in contact with starts with art as the work of either an engineer or artist.

    In teaching 8th graders I used one class to illustrate and define the role of the original artist and ancillary tools to promote them. Class of 42 was broken into 3 groups, with 3 students asked to develop a product - it could be art, it could be a practical item, or a service. The 3 groups were then given guidelines on how to be an ad agency - then they had to define their team by assigning a team leader, fabricators, line artist, etc. They used computer software to make proposals for all 3 products. They incorporated original painting, drawing, or 3-d elements as part of the promotion. Each "owner" of a product was given a proposal demonstration by each group. In the end each person identified the agency they wanted to use. It was wonderful and very hands-on.
  • David Santos added an answer:
    You think that Bioart (and artists like Eduardo Kac, SymbitoticA, CAE, among others) are what can be called as Tactical Media artist?
    Tactical media as political engagement
    David Santos
    Dear Roger

    I know very well the work of Betariz da Costa and Kavita Phillips. The idea that features of the concept of "hard humanities", seems to me a very interesting one, and perhaps I would like to exploring more (since it's part of my research universe).

    This ideia (hard humanities) has been explored in some specific bibliography?

    Best regards

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