The Future of Art in a Postdigital Age

From Hellenistic to Hebraic Consciousness - Second Edition

Mel Alexenberg

The Future of Art in a Postdigital Age
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Mel Alexenberg

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

270 pages | 7 x 9 | © 2011
Cloth $50.00 ISBN: 9781841503776 Published April 2011

In The Future of Art in a Postdigital Age, artist and educator Mel Alexenberg offers a vision of a postdigital future that reveals a paradigm shift from the Hellenistic to the Hebraic roots of Western culture. He ventures beyond the digital to explore postdigital perspectives rising from creative encounters among art, science, technology, and human consciousness. The interrelationships between these perspectives demonstrate the confluence between postdigital art and the dynamic, Jewish structure of consciousness. Alexenberg’s pioneering artwork––a fusion of spiritual and technological realms––exemplifies the theoretical thesis of this investigation into interactive and collaborative forms that imaginatively envisages the vast potential of art in a postdigital future.   

Otto Piene, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Mel Alexenberg, a very sophisticated artist and scholar with much experience in the complex playing field of art, science, and technology, addresses the rarely asked question: How does the ‘media magic’ communicate content?”
Ron Burnett, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design
“This is a wonderful and important book.”
Michael Bielicky, Academy of Fine Arts, Prague
“The author succeeds in opening a unique channel to the universe of present and future art in a highly original and inspiring way.”
Contents
Author's Note for Postdigital Edition
Introduction: Postmodern Paradigm Shift: From Hellenistic to Hebraic Consciousness
 
Chapter 1: Postdigital Perspectives: Rediscovering Ten Fingers
Chapter 2: Semiotic Perspectives: Redefining Art in a Postdigital Age
Chapter 3: Morphological Perspectives: Space-Time Structures of Visual Culture
Chapter 4: Kabbalistic Perspectives: Creative Process in Art and Science
Chapter 5: Wiki Perspectives: Multiform Unity and Global Tribes
Chapter 6: Halakhic Perspectives: Creating a Beautiful Life
 
Index
About the Author
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