publication September 2012
language English, French
designer deValence
size 110 x 210mm
pages 152 p.
ISBN 9782917855300
themes art

Edited by Nicolas Thély
This book is published with the support of the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

What are we to make of all these countless sounds and images passing before our eyes, reaching our ears, arriving on our cell phones, moving across our computers and iPads? What artistic categories are relevant in an era of ever-increasing access to production equipment and DIY art? Indeed, how does art fit into social networks?
Between 2009 and 2011, a research team organized by Nicolas Thély – including Annie Gentès, Anne Laforet, David-Olivier Lartigaud, Karine Lebrun, Gilles Rouffineau, and Stéphane Sauzedde – explored the ways in which today’s art world now conceives and creates.
This book is a contribution to the field of Digital Humanities. It takes the form of a query guide cognizant of the redistribution and dissemination of knowledge via search engines and collective encyclopedias. It facilitates research by providing primary sources based on keywords supplied by artists and scholars of various generations, made meaningful by the contributors’ own experiences.