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Digital Art and MeaningReading Kinetic Poetry, Text Machines, Mapping Art, and Interactive Installations$
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Roberto Simanowski

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816667376

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816667376.001.0001

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Digital Art and Meaning
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Roberto Simanowski

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816667376.003.0001

This introductory chapter presents the main focus of the book, which is to define a conceptual framework for understanding the social changes influenced by digital media and to educate on how to interact critically with digital media and culture. It defines digital literacy and expounds on the effects of phenomena related to new media on the individual and society as a whole. It addresses the issues of authorship, copyright, distribution, and preservation in and of digital publications. The chapter also aims to aid in the understanding of the language of digital media, which requires the decoding of technical effects and understanding the meaning behind their interaction.

Keywords:   digital media, social changes, critical interaction, digital literacy, new media, digital publications

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