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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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Code, Interpretation, Avant-Garde

Code, Interpretation, Avant-Garde

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(p.208) Epilogue Code, Interpretation, Avant-Garde
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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/9780816667376.003.0008

This chapter assesses the problem of meaning in relation to aesthetic theories of presence and event. It supports narcissistic erotics of interpretation and considers ironic and multiple-perspective readings as appropriate methods of criticism. It raises the question of the extent of familiarity critics need for coding; the effect of the specificities of the code on close readings produced from complementary humanities perspective; and the impact of understanding art based on the paradigm of programming on the experience of art. It also examines the issue of digital art and the avant-garde.

Keywords:   aesthetic theories, narcissistic erotics, criticism, coding, complementary humanities perspective, paradigm of programming, digital art, avant-garde

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