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lev's the man,
This review is from: The Language of New Media (Leonardo Book Series) (Paperback)
A well argued investigation as to what is and is not new media... One of the Manovich's greatest strengths is his knowledge of early cinema practices which have made a comeback with digital technologies. Progressing from there, he examines some potential uses of new technology for the creation of new forms of artistic practice. The book provides useful weblinks for many of the artworks/artists discussed which contextualise the theoretical web Manovich articulately spins.
This book provides an excellent introduction to the field of new media, explaining the historical roots of the genre before going on to suggest some of the potentialites of the future.