Patrick Lichty on Sun, 16 Jul 2000 18:46:57 -0500

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Syndicate: Looking Glass Exhibit Upda

Release Date:
July 15, 2000
1: Lev Manovich Essay Added
2: Link changes and site changes
3: Suggestions

Lev Manovich Essay, "The Interface as a New Aesthetic Genre" added to TTLG

The Through the Looking Glass exhibition, sponsored by the Beachwood center for
the Arts in Beachwood Ohio, continues its year-long exhibition of many of the
leading names of online art and cultural criticism with the addition of Lev
Manovich's essay, "The Interface as a New Aesthetic Genre".  The essay, an
adaptation of Manovich's presentation at the Sins of Change: Media Arts in
Transition conference held at the Walker Art Center, deals with the aesthetics
of the computer interface and its role in the shaping of paradigms within
digital culture.

Note: Due to a server glitch, the intro page may show a very long table.  We
will try to get this fixed soon.

Bio of Lev Manovich
Lev Manovich is an artist and a theorist of new media. His book "The Language
of New Media" will be published by MIT Press in 2000. Manovich was born in
Moscow where he studied fine arts, architecture and computer science. He
received an M.A. in experimental psychology from NYU [1988] and a Ph.D. in
Visual and Cultural Studies from University of Rochester [1993]. Manovich has
been working with computer animation, digital cinema, digital photography, and
interactive multimedia since 1984. He has been teaching digital arts since
1992. Manovich lectures widely on new media theory and aestetics, and his
writings have been published in many countries. In 1995 he was awarded a Mellon
Fellowship in Art Criticism by California Institute of the Arts. Currently he
is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Diego were he
teaches studio and theory classes in digital arts.

Several visitors to the TTLG website have remarked that a number of virtual
exhibitors' links are not incorrect or inoperable.  This is due to the fact
that a number of the projects are ongoing or time-based.  As such, 'linkrot' is
inevitable.  At this time, our best solution is to inform you which sites are
no longer accessible.

If you find another, please let us know.

The addition of Lev Manovich's essay signals the final planned expansion of the
TTLG exhibition until its official end on March 30, 2001.  Currently the
exhibition serves as a media resource for the arts community, and the potential
for additional activity exists.  The question is posed: As the net is always in
flux, should TTLG evolve with the digital environment until its close date? 
What more could be done?  More artists, texts?  Online forums?

We would like to hear your comments. However, please bear in mind that
additional functions will be determined byt he time and resources of the
curator and the BCA.

Thank you for your support of this landmark show, as it is the first of its
kind in Northeast Ohio, and in many ways, the first show of its kind, period.

Patrick Lichty

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