Euphoria & Dystopia
This publication is a compendium of some of the most visionary thinking about art and technology to have taken place in the last few decades.
Based on the research of the Banff New Media Institute from 1995 to 2005, the book celebrates the belief that the creative and cultural sector, in collaboration with scientists and humanists, have a critical role to play in developing participatory technologies that work toward human betterment. Included with the book, is a DVD based on the electronic journal produced at Banff—HorizonZero, documenting BNMI events and co-productions.
Euphoria & Dystopia is a landmark archive that chronicles a key decade in the history of the Banff New Media Institute, from 1995 to 2005.
Over the course of this decade, hundreds of practitioners from around the world came for the Institute’s innovative programming, to network, present research, and discuss the new forms wrought by technology. This ambitious anthology collects together the groundbreaking work—dialogues, strategies, and practices—of pioneering artists, cultural icons, and digital-industry innovators, charting a pivotal era of experimentation within the digital age. This book celebrates the belief that the creative and cultural sector, in collaboration with scientists and humanists, has a critical role to play in developing participatory technologies that work toward human betterment.
Essential reading for scholars, developers, and theorists of new media.