New PDF release: Art Platforms and Cultural Production on the Internet

By Olga Goriunova

ISBN-10: 0415893100

ISBN-13: 9780415893107

In this ebook, Goriunova deals a serious research of the tactics that produce electronic tradition. electronic cultures thrive on creativity, constructing new forces of association to beat repetition and achieve brilliance. as a way to comprehend the methods that produce tradition, the writer introduces the concept that of the paintings platform, a particular configuration of artistic passions, codes, occasions, participants and works which are propelled through cultural currents and maintained via digitally local ability. artwork structures can take place in several contexts bringing approximately really new cultural construction, that, given adequate strength, come jointly to maintain an open mechanism whereas negotiating social, technical and political modes of power.

Software paintings, electronic different types of literature, 8-bit tune, 3D paintings types, pro-surfers, and networks of geeks are try beds for enquiry into what brings and holds paintings systems jointly. Goriunova offers a brand new technique of knowing the advance of cultural kinds on the web, putting the phenomenon of participatory and social networks in a conceptual and old standpoint, and providing strong instruments for discovering cultural phenomena missed by means of different approaches.

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By Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari as being in proximity to a kind of enthusiastic creativity that is more of a marketing or managerial threat to ‘being human’ than a turn towards liberation. What is Philosophy? is both used (by short-sighted users) to submerge into narrow accounts of affective creativity as well as (by users supposedly far more refi ned) to criticize that creativity, as it is profoundly transformed by capitalism. However, Guattari provides a transformed and extended reading of creativity in Chaosmosis.

25 Moreover, the factory extends to the whole of society, making it a site of production, with capital extracting value from the entirety of social relations. 26 Nevertheless, the idea was established and further enriched by multiple developments. The figure of the socialized worker and the mapping of social labour power represents a new working class no longer limited to being a ‘paid proletariat,’ controlled by capital through the entire span of life. 27 Terranova, for instance, draws attention to the fact that within the conceptual framework of ‘immaterial labour’ developed by Maurizio Lazzarato (as ‘labour that produces the informational and cultural content of the commodity’), 28 specific or classic class formation does 28 Art Platforms and Cultural Production on the Internet not have a meaning.

If, as we have seen, the provision of a legal tool turns into a liberal flat universalism and does not yield an open art world, then, to return to the dialectics of the beginning of the chapter, what are the theoretical means employed to understand free and open cultural production, to recognize it or imagine it in post-Marxist terms? Or does Yuill’s proposal and other serious thinking about forms of autonomy developed within digital cultures take us beyond such structures of thought? The conceptualization of freedom through negation, as an absence of subsumption that, thus, can never be experienced while the mechanisms for extracting value remain a constant is an appealing tradition.

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