Book: Transdisciplinary Digital Art

Edited by Randy Adams, Steve Gibson, Stefan Müller Arisona, 2008

This volume collects selected papers from the past two instances of Digital Art Weeks (Zurich, Switzerland) and Interactive Futures (Victoria, BC, Canada), two parallel festivals of digital media art. The work represented in Transdisciplinary Digital Art is a confirmation of the vitality and breadth of the digital arts. Collecting essays that broadly encompass the digital arts, Transdisciplinary Digital Art gives a clear overview of the on-going strength of scientific, philosophical, aesthetic and artistic research that makes digital art perhaps the defining medium of the 21st Century.

Transdisciplinary Digital Art – Sound, Vision and the New Screen


1. Introduction: Why Tansdisciplinary Digital Art? – Steve Gibson

I Philosophies of the Digital

2. The Ethics of Aesthetics – Don Ritter

3. Ethical and Activist Considerations of the Technological Artwork – David Cecchetto

4. DIY: The Militant Embrace of Technology – Marcin Ramocki

5. Tuning in Rorschach Maps – Will Pappenheimer

6. Body Degree Zero: Anatomy of an Interactive Performance – Alan Dunning, Paul Woodrow

7. Artificial, Natural, Historical – Acoustic Ambiguities in Documentary Film – Julian Rohrhuber

8. The Colour of Time (God is a lobster and other forbidden bodies) – Johnny Golding

9. Behind the Screen: Installations from the Interactive Future – Ted Hiebert

II Digital Literacies

10. Transliteracy and New Media – Sue Thomas

11. Digital Archiving and “The New Screen” – John F. Barber

12. Digital Fiction: From the Page to the Screen – Kate Pullinger

13. The Present [Future] of Electronic Literature – Dene Grigar

14. Transient Passages: The Work of Peter Horvath – Celina Jeffery

III Multimedia Composition and Performance

15. Visceral Mobile Music Systems – Atau Tanaka

16. Designing a System for Supporting the Process of Making a Video Sequence – Shigeki Amitani, Ernest Edmonds

17. Video Game Audio Prototyping with Half-Life 2 – Leonard J. Paul

18. Computer-assisted Content Editing Techniques for Live Multimedia Performance – Stefan Müller Arisona, Pascal Müller, Simon Schubiger-Banz, Matthias Specht

19. Computational Audiovisual Composition Using Lua – Wesley Smith, Graham Wakefield

20. Interrelation: Sound-Transformation and Re-Mixing in Real-Time – Hannes Raffaseder, Martin Parker

21. Functors for Music: The Rubato Composer System – Guerino Mazzola, Gerard Milmeister, Karim Morsy, Florian Thalmann

22. Inventing Malleable Scores: From Paper to Screen Based Scores – Arthur Clay

23. Glimmer: Creating New Connections – Jason Freeman

24. Variations on Variations – Daniel Peter Biro

IV Interfaces and Expression

25. Gestures, Interfaces and Other Secrets of the Stage – Eva Sjuve

26. Beyond the Threshold: The Dynamic Interface as Permeable Technology – Carolyn Guertin

27. CoPuppet: Collaborative Interaction in Virtual Puppetry – Paolo Bottoni, Stefano Faralli, Anna Labella, Alessio Malizia, Mario Pierro, Semi Ryu

28. Experiments in Digital Puppetry: Video Hybrids in Apples Quartz Composer – Ian Grant

29. Formalized and Non-Formalized Expression in Musical Interfaces – Cornelius Poepel

V Digital Space: Design, Movement, and Robotics

30. Interactive Spaces – Jeffrey Huang, Muriel Waldvogel

31. From Electric Devices to Electronic Behaviour – Stijn Ossevoort

32. Scentsory Design: Scent Whisper and Fashion Fluidics – Jennifer Tillotson

33. Advances in Expressive Animation in the Interactive Performance of a Butoh Dance – Jürg Gutknecht, Irena Kulka, Paul Lucowicz, Tom Stricker

34. Anthropocentrism and the Staging of Robots – Louis-Philippe Demers, Jana Horakova

VI Digital Performance in Urban Spaces

35. Imaging Place: Globalization and Immersive Media – John Craig Freeman

36. About… Software, Surveillance, Scariness, Subjectivity (and SVEN) – Amy Alexander

37. The NOVA Display System – Simon Schubiger-Banz, Martina Eberle

38. Four Wheel Drift – Petra Watson, Julie Andreyev

Collection: Digital Art Weeks and Interactive Futures 2006/2007, Zürich, Switzerland and Victoria, BC, Canada, Selected Papers
Publisher: Springer, Berlin Heidelberg
Series: Communications in Computer and Information Science , Vol. 7
Editors: Adams, Randy; Gibson, Steve; Müller Arisona, Stefan (Eds.)
Year: 2008
ISBN: 978-3-540-79485-1