Coded Cultures - New Creative Practices out of Diversity
Springer Vienna/NY Edition Angewandte
Through the transformations of creative cultures, enabled by digital media and global communication networks, new practices and ability profiles of artistic delineations and explorations are gaining grounds. New global codes and cultures are emerging out of diverse, intercultural abstractions and inventions, connected through new ways of exchanging ideas and sharing knowledge. At the present day it is difficult to predict which catalysts and draft programs can be put into effect for the development of near future playgrounds in this domain. By offering several perspective shifts on developments in digital realm and mediated reality, exemplary theories and projects on the intersection of different codes and cultures have been collected for this book. Presenting essays, reviews and interviews from international artists, theorists, researchers and curators, gives the reader an overview on new vectors of creative and artistic projects departed from digital media related art and cultures. It introduces new and critical models of observations on the intersection of disciplines like art, science, technology and design.
Christian Reder (Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Kunst- und Wissenstransfer), Georg Russegger (Coded Cultures), Matthias Tarasiewicz (parasew) und Michal Wlodkowski (5uper.net).
CODED CULTURES is an initiative of the Media Art Group 5uper.net and was first presented as an exhibition/symposia in 2004 at the “MuseumsQuartier Vienna” with the title “Decoding Digital Culture”. 5uper.net is generally based in the field of networking, which can have digital, social, local or global parameters. The group represents an interdisciplinary, international CommunicationForum, which is actively exploring a discussion in the fields of Media Arts, Digital Arts, Music, Technology and New Media. 5uper.net combines producers which are interested in the interface between humans and machines, the improvement of existing media channels and to enable new forms of communication, distribution and discussion. Since 2003 the group has presented exhibitions, workshops and symposiums which are related to the fields of media art and the intersection between art and technology.