Stephanie Owens

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  • Title: A Transformational Object: Artistic Authorship and the Phenomenal Aesthetics of New Media
    Writing Type: Paper
    Exhibition: SIGGRAPH 2005: Threading Time
    Abstract Summary:

    If there is any metaphor that has come to act as a signpost of current developments in the realm of digital art and design, it is the blur. We have seen the blur as a building, the blur as the theme at conferences, and the blur as a means to describe the totality of the overlapping processes and intentions that all converge in what can be called interactive experiences. For shorthand, we call this convergence new media. Given the various aims and contexts from which the larger category of art objects arrives, the blur seems to best approximate a still undistinguished body of work and its cultural momentum.

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