A semi-open source book/Web site in progress. Project started 8/00, last update 10/27/01.
Summary (updated 10/28/01)
Info-Aesthetics scans contemporary culture to detect emerging aesthetics and computer-based cultural forms specific to information society. Its method is a systematic comparison of our own period with the beginning of the 20th century when modernist artists created new aesthetics, new forms, new representational techniques, and new symbols of industrial society…
Editor; together with Alla Efimova. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.
From the publisher:
"Taking its title from a Russian word that can refer to the 'texture' of life, painting, or writing, this anthology assembles thirteen key essays in art history and cultural theory by Russian-language writers. The essays erase boundaries between high and low, official and dissident, avant-garde and socialist realism, art and everyday life. Everything visual is deemed worthy of …