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Title: New Media Curating: Sound as a Technological Medium
Authors: Gracia, Laura Plana
Issue Date: 23-Jun-2016
Series/Report no.: Practices: Curating as Research;07.11.2015 Session 6B
Abstract: The paper presents the interdisciplinary intersections and impacts in between new media art and sound practices. Through the exploration of the formation and rise of interdisciplinary research fields, the paper presents an exhaustive research about sound studies, science studies and sensory studies, among others, on their impact in the construction of media art histories. The interdisciplinary intersection between sound studies and new media art has given a new dimension to the relations art, science and technology. Here is represented innovation and historical referents from radio art to EAT, interactive installation, uses of sensors, software –based art, live coding, etc. It will bring wide and extensive examples of artists that are actually involved in the development of New Media Art through the use of sound as a technological medium, as a source for installations and artworks where the final results is a response to understand phenomena such non­verbal communication. It pretends to stress and give new significations to the definition of Media Art, amplifying its sources of research to the relation between Art, Science and Technology. This could give a new dimension of what Media Art is. A part, this research project focus in practices which Sound appears as a Media and according its technical characteristics, sound is a very specific media, which requires particular attention. To analyse sound will contribute to a more attentive production of media art because of the immaterial features of the media.
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