Goodbye, World! Looking at Art in the Digital Age
The way we see the world has changed drastically since NASA released the “blue marble” image taken in 1972. No longer a placid slow-moving orb, the world is a hothouse of activity and hyper-connectivity that cannot keep up with its inhabitants. The internet has collectively bound human society, replacing the world as the network of all networks. In Goodbye, World! Looking at Art in the Digital Age, curator Omar Kholeif traces the birth of a culture propagated but also consumed by this digitized network. Focusing on a cultural and artistic landscape that has taken shape since the year 2000, Kholeif aims to put into context a new language that has emerged through post-millennial technologies, and argues for a new, post-digital condition. Part memoir, part critical analysis, this book is for anyone who is interested in the changing world of the internet. Kholeif is a writer, curator, and editor whose work focuses on the intersection of art, politics, urbanism, and emerging technologies. He is the Manilow senior curator and director of global initiatives at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
5 ¼ x 7 ¾ in. / 212 pp / 180 color
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