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The Fundamentals of Digital Art Richard Colson

The Fundamentals of Digital Art By Richard Colson

The Fundamentals of Digital Art by Richard Colson

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Suitable for first year undergraduate students studying digital art and design, and those students of visual art subjects with an interest in digital media, this book provides an overview of digital art and offers explanations of physical computing, using data sources, programming, networks for artists and experimental practices in digital art.

The Fundamentals of Digital Art Summary

The Fundamentals of Digital Art by Richard Colson

The text is accompanied by extensive illustrations, ranging from work by recognised practitioners in the field to current student work from undergraduate programmes. It also includes practical clear workshop diagrams designed to help students develop the confidence to work with the approaches covered in the book themselves.

The Fundamentals of Digital Art Reviews

'This is a great book and a godsend for an intro digital media class ... The design is clean, the visuals are striking and the information is presented well.' - Joseph Von Stengel, Hartwick College, USA. 'Excellent book especially the link to contemporary thinking of art - a very different angle on digital art.' - Jane Souyave, University of Central Lancashire, UK. 'This title is helpful both as teacher reference for course structure/content as well as student reference for an unfamiliar art form ... a very thorough entry-level text.' - Ellen Quinn, Nwe Jersey City University, USA. 'A very good introduction into the area of digital art.' - Chris Golya, University of Portsmouth, UK. 'The time line introduction is handy ... interesting juxtapositions between artists and scientists, art and technology and some great examples.' - Fern Helfand, University of British Columbia, Canada. 'The book is very visual and broken into small chunks of information which is helpful as it encourages students to engage with it ... it helps to induct students into a variety of themes and ideas quickly...' - Garrett Lynch, University of Glamorgan, UK. 'Looks really thorough and wide-ranging and it's great to see it's no longer just focused on internet and digital installation art, but broader and looking at the processes and how to get started.' - Camille Baker, Brunel University, UK.

About Richard Colson

Richard Colson is a senior reader in Digital Art at Thames Valley University, UK. He holds a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, UK and an MA in Electronic Arts from Middlesex University, UK. Richard has been working with computer systems for over 20 years and has exhibited his work at the Design Museum in London, the New York Digital Salon, the Deluxe Arts Gallery and Watermans Arts Centre in London. Richard has had one-man shows at Theo Waddington Fine Art Ltd. and at the Solomon Gallery, Dublin.

Table of Contents

Introduction. How to get the most out of this book. The history & development of digital art: A timeline of digital art; Dynamic exchanges; Cultural dialogues; Cybernetic serendipity. Live art: using response: Unmasking the digital image; Physical computing; Reverse engineering; Using feedback; Communicating digitally; Dynamic spaces; Electronics in the studio. Data into art: Data as a creative asset; New displays for interpreting data; Intelligent environments; The internet as a collaboration arena; Narratives and the database; Comparing human and computer vision. Creative priorities for coding: Finding a heart in the code; New programming tools; Relinquishing creative control; Object-orientated programming; Hierarchies; Computer principles for artists. Art and networks: Online networks; The roaming artist; Mischief and subversion; Mixed-reality gaming; Online gaming; A sense of place; Telematics and vicarious experience; Collaborative art using networks. Digital hybrids: Taking creative risks with technology; Virtual environments; Changing interfaces; Negotiating with specialists; Working across media and platforms; Digital media and other practice. Postscript: Conclusion; Further resources; Glossary; Index; Acknowledgements.

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The Fundamentals of Digital Art by Richard Colson
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