State of the Real: The Aesthetics in the Digital Age

Damian Sutton, Susan Brind, Ray McKenzie

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New media, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybernetics: are the latest technologies push back the very limits of 'reality'. The nature of the real in the digital age is ever more hotly debated and the place of these debates in visual culture can hardly be overstated. Innovative and provocative, this book brings together the latest research on 'the state of the real' by practitioners and commentators across the disciplines of photography, film, media studies, critical theory and fine art. Engaging with the work of critics and thinkers as varied as Linda Nochlin, Lev Man
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherLondon : I.B. Tauris
Number of pages240
ISBN (Print)9781845110772
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2007


  • Aesthetics
  • Art and society
  • Art and technology
  • Digital art -- Social aspects
  • Popular culture
  • Realism
  • Social change
  • Technology -- Social aspects
  • Virtual reality -- Social aspects
  • Virtual reality in art -- Social aspects
  • Visual Arts
  • Art, Architecture & Applied Arts
  • Visual Arts - General
  • Electronic books


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