Why Is It so Difficult to Define New Media Art?

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, Dec 15, 2015
Shih Chieh Huang, EX-DD-06, 2006 (courtesy of lipmag.com)
Shih Chieh Huang, EX-DD-06, 2006

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To define new media art is almost as difficult as to define art. Why is that? Why is there so much confusion over this term? One of the possible answers would be that the penetration of new media into contemporary art practices is an ongoing process – we can say when new media and technology began to emerge within the field of contemporary art; however, with never-ending development of new media and digital devices, there has never been a moment when theoreticians and experts could more theoretically define this important genre in contemporary art. What is digital art? What is new media art? What are the boundaries of new media art? I am afraid there are no clear answers to these questions, but let’s give it a try.

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Pereira, Lorenzo. Why Is It so Difficult to Define New Media Art? Widewalls, Dec. 2015, https://www.widewalls.ch/magazine/new-media-art-definition.
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Pereira, Lorenzo. “Why Is It so Difficult to Define New Media Art?” Switzerland: Widewalls, December 15, 2015. https://www.widewalls.ch/magazine/new-media-art-definition.
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Pereira, L. (2015, December 15). Why Is It so Difficult to Define New Media Art? https://www.widewalls.ch/magazine/new-media-art-definition
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@article{Pereira2015Why, publisher = {Widewalls}, address = {Switzerland}, title = {Why Is It so Difficult to Define New Media Art?}, url = {https://www.widewalls.ch/magazine/new-media-art-definition}, author = {Pereira, Lorenzo}, date = {2015-12-15}, year = {2015}, month = {12}, day = {15}, }