The historiography of an event, phenomenon or a novel can be defined as the examination of different discourses and diverse modes of writing history.
Therefore, we must first, examine the design of the history and methodology.
Today, historiography is characterized by a rapid methodology that meets the need to identify the works in order to create artistic genealogies.
Many historians and art professionals have tried to write a history of net art'. These professionals may be the primary net art historians and their role is to confirm the existence of digital art in the art world.
To help along the process of writing a historiography of net art, it is possible to analyze and record some general observations by referring to a few books.
There are a limited number of these books written in French as the majority is directed to the English speaking countries(and therefore written in English). Various types of productions (handwritten and digital) reflect the diversity of literature: they may be essays, anthologies, symposia, dissertations and theses, newspaper articles and so on.
The number of works of art on the net seems to be multiplying with the widespread use of the Internet. The spread of art works was at its peak during the four years between 1998 and 2002. This was also the time when the term "net art" was introduced in Europe to determine such arts like Internet art, network art, cyber art or web art.
The 1960s marked the beginning of writings that were focused on this subject. In 1964, Marshall McLuhan published "Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. This book had a good reception in the United States and Canada where it got a number of positive reviews. However, in France, it has been less successful and received mixed responses after its release.
Tags- historiography, net art, McLuhan
[...] - Tips for a successful modern net artist - Utopia after the net art and Appendix (http://www.easylife.org/netart/) Finally, conferences have been set up to study the history of net art. In 2005, during a lecture at the Centre Pompidou, entitled "Net Art History," Valery Grancher reflects an approach of the social, political, economic, and historic consequences that can be considered. In addition, she notes the diversity of positions and proposals and wonders if there may be a single story of the net art. [...]
[...] (http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/194507/bush) He invented the concept of Memex, that was conceived in the form of offices or users could view various microfilms like a digital library. The 1960s marked the beginning of writings that were focused more on the subject. In 1964, Marshall McLuhan published "Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man”. The book received good response in the United States and Canada and has been the subject of positive reviews. However, in France, it has been less successful and received mixed responses during its release and experienced a revival in the 1990s.The book is a key to the evolution of the mass media and technological revolution of the twentieth century.The key sentence of the book is "the medium is the message." This means that the medium creates a symbiotic relationship and influences how the message is perceived . [...]
[...] In “Digital Art: How technology comes into the world of authors .Edmund Hilary and Norbert Couchot paint a global picture of net art. They trace the history of digital art as a new phenomenon that is largely unknown. The first occurrence of the term "Internet art" appears in Julien Stallabrass's work, “Internet Art.The online clash of culture and commerce.” It attempts to map the socio-political context and the emergence of the art projection designed for the Internet. He concludes his book by talking about a Utopian potential dissipation of the Internet. [...]
[...] The 1990s were a period when the application of the net boosted the production and participated in the development of the media theory. The initiative came from the art theorist, Frank Popper, who published in the electronic age”in 1993. The book provided a historical perspective of the expansion of the net into our lives. (http://www.arpla.univ-paris8.fr/ canal20/adnm ~ p = 158) Popper benefitted from the sentiment and aroused enthusiastic new technologies. He was referring to a state of Utopia that characterized the literature on new media in those years. [...]
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