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Time and the Digital
Connecting Technology, Aesthetics, and a Process Philosophy of Time
Timothy Scott Barker



Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture

Dartmouth
2012 • 248 pp. 19 illus. 6 x 9"
Art Criticism & Theory / Digital Media / Computers - Social Aspect

$35.00 Paperback, 978-1-61168-300-4
$85.00 Hardcover, 978-1-61168-299-1

$34.99 Ebook, 978-1-61168-301-1

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An original consideration of the temporal in digital art and aesthetics

Eschewing the traditional focus on object/viewer spatial relationships, Timothy Scott Barker’s Time and the Digital stresses the role of the temporal in digital art and media. The connectivity of contemporary digital interfaces has not only expanded the relationships between once separate spaces but has increased the complexity of the temporal in nearly unimagined ways. Invoking the process philosophy of Whitehead and Deleuze, Barker strives for nothing less than a new philosophy of time in digital encounters, aesthetics, and interactivity.

Of interest to scholars in the fields of art and media theory and philosophy of technology, as well as new media artists, this study contributes to an understanding of the new temporal experiences emergent in our interactions with digital technologies.

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TIMOTHY SCOTT BARKER is a lecturer in digital media at the University of Glasgow and a visiting research fellow at the University of New South Wales.



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