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Artists as Writers: Genre: Writing about Technology

Writing about technology

This section contains artist writing that discusses technology, how technology is used in art, and more.

Artists on this page:

Roy Ascott: Writing about art and technology

The concept of ‘moistmedia art’: Two interviews with Roy Ascott.  Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, 06/2015, Volume 13, Issue 1-2. Read online through OCADU Library.

Engineering Nature: Art and Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era. Intellect Books, 2006. Read ebook online through OCADU.

Technoetic Pathways toward the Spiritual in Art: A Transdisciplinary Perspective on Connectedness... Leonardo, 01/2006, Volume 39, Issue 1. Read online through OCADU Library.

Cybernetic, Technoetic, Syncretic: The Prospect for Art. Leonardo, 06/2008, Volume 41, Issue 3. Read online through OCADU Library.

Telematic Embrace. University of California Press, 2003.
This book explores Ascott's ideas on how networked communication has shaped behavior and consciousness within and beyond the realm of what is conventionally defined as art. Available at OCADU Library.

Syncretic Strategies: Art in the Time of the Fourth VR. Artlink, 09/2014. Available through OCADU Library.

Planetary Technoetics: Art, Technology and Consciousness. Leonardo, 01/2004, Volume 37, Issue 2. Read online through OCADU Library.

Art, technology, consciousness: mind@large. Intellect Books, 2000. Read in print or online at OCADU Library.

Arts education @ the edge of the Net: The future will be moist. Arts Education Policy Review, 01/2001, Volume 102, Issue 3. Read online through OCADU Library.

Reframing Consciousness. Intellect Books, 2000. Read ebook online through OCADU Library.

Art, Technology, Consciousness. Intellect Books, 2000. Read ebook online through OCADU Library.

The Technoetic Predicate. Leonardo, 01/1999, Volume 32, Issue 3. Read online through OCADU Library.

Reframing Consciousness. Conference Proceeding. Intellect Books, 1999. Read ebook online through OCADU Library.

A Specialist Bibliography of Art and Consciousness. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 09/1998, Volume 4, Issue 3. Read online through OCADU Library.

Enactement and emergence in the dramaturgy of artificial life. Proceedings of the sixth ACM international conference on multimedia, 09/1998. Read online through OCADU Library.

Art, Technology and Consciousness: The Technoetic Paradigm. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 09/1998, Volume 4, Issue 3. Read online through OCADU Library.

Editorial: The Planetary Collegium: Towards the Radical Reconstruction of Art Education. Leonardo, 01/1998, Volume 31, Issue 2. Read online through OCADU Library.

Consciousness reframed: Art and consciousness in the post-biological era. Digital Creativity, 01/1998, Volume 9, Issue 1. Read online through OCADU Library.

Nature II: Telematic Culture and Artificial Life. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 03/1995, Volume 1, Issue 1. Read online through OCADU Library.

Editorial: Telenoia - Art in the age of artificial life. Leonardo, 01/1993, Volume 26, Issue 3. Read online through OCADU Library.

Connectivity: Art and Interactive Telecommunications. Leonardo, 01/1991, Volume 24, Issue 2. Read online through OCADU Library.

Is there Love in the Telematic Embrace? Art Journal, 10/1990, Volume 49, Issue 3. Read online through OCADU Library.

On Networking. Leonardo, 01/1988, Volume 21, Issue 3. Read online through OCADU Library.

Art and Education in the Telematic Culture. Leonardo. Supplemental Issue, 01/1988, Volume 1, Issue 1. Read online through OCADU Library.

Le moment télématique. Inter, 1986, Issue 31. Read online through OCADU Library. (French)

Artificial intelligence in the arts: nr. 1 : "Brainwork". Steirischer Herbst: Austria, 1985. Available at OCADU Library.

Towards a Field Theory for Post-Modernist Art. Leonardo, 01/1980, Volume 13, Issue 1. Read online through OCADU Library.

Leonardo: The First Decade. Leonardo, 07/1978, Volume 11, Issue 3. Read online through OCADU Library.

The Computer Simulation of Behaviour (Book Review). Leonardo, 07/1971. Read online through OCADU Library.

Sara Diamond: Writing About Technology

Taylor’s Way: Women, Culture and Technology. In J. Terry & M. Calvert (Eds.), Processed Lives: Gender and Technology in Everyday Life (pp. 56-66). London, England: Routledge, 1997.

States of Discourse-Dialogues in Symmetry. Symmetry: A Synthesis of Constancy and Change, Proceedings of the Symmetry Festival 2003, part 2. Budapest: International Symmetry Foundation, 2003.  739-741.
This is from a special issue of Symmetry: Culture and Science, 14-15 part 2.

Degrees of Freedom: Models of Corporate Relationships. Leonardo, 38 (5). pp. 409-413. Read online.

Assessment of Mobile Experience Engine, the Development Toolkit for Context Aware Mobile Applications. Biswas, A. et al. (2006). ACE '06 Proceedings of the 2006 ACM SIGCHI international Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (Article No. 8). New York: ACM. doi:10.1145/1178823.1178834

GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS: Designing our way to a stronger economy. The Globe and Mail, pp. B2 (2008, December 29).

Creating Methodologies for Mobile Platforms. In M. Ladly & P. Beesley (Eds.), Mobile Nation (pp. 1-5). Cambridge: Riverside Architectural Press, 2008.

Reframing the Cathedral: Opening the Sources of Technologies and Cultural Assumptions. In Critical Digital Studies: A reader. ed Arthur and Marilouse Kroker. University of Toronto Press, 2008.  Available at OCADU Library.

TECHNOLOGY: Will Canada miss the next wireless revolution? The Globe and Mail, pp. B2. (2009, May 4).

Activism, Technology and Cultural Specifics. Canvas8. (2010, July 28).

Is the new copright law 'fair'?  The Toronto Star. [Toronto, Ont]08 Dec 2010: A.23.

India: Poised for an Innovation Revolution? Canvas8. (2011, January 27).

Innovation by Design: Differentiator in the Digital Age. Diamond, S., & Lewis, L. (2011). Policy Options 32(8): 60-5. Read online from Policy Options.

Taking Ontario Mobile. Toronto: Mobile Experience Innovation Centre, 2012. Read online from OCAD University.

Discursive Navigation of Online News. DIS '12 Proceedings of the Designing Interactive Systems Conference. Oliver, S., Gali, G., Chevalier, F., & Diamond S. New York: ACM, 2012. (pp. 82-95).

Wearable Haptic Gaming Using Vibrotactile Arrays. Tindale, Adam and Cumming, Michael and Pridham, Hudson and Peter, Jessica and Diamond, Sara (2014) Wearable In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Human-computer Interaction with Mobile Devices & Services.

Time tremors: Developing transmedia gaming for children. Holler, Conor and Crowe, Patrick and Mayhew, Alex and Tindale, Adam and Diamond, Sara (2014)  In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Human-computer Interaction with Mobile Devices & Services.

The infinite canvas: A novel presentation of newspaper search results on a tablet. Szigeti, Steve and Schnitman, David and Peter, Jessica and Vu, Phuong Ha and Diamond, Sara (2015) The infinite canvas: A novel presentation of newspaper search results on a tablet. In: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct.

Nancy Paterson: Writing about Technology

Unpublished papers hosted on Nancy Paterson's website.

"Art, Technology and Public Policy." Parallélogramme 9.5 (Summer 1984): 17-8.

"Art, Technology and Public Property in 1990." Parallélogramme 16.2 (Autumn 1990): 38-42.

"Feministiche Asthetik im Zeitalter des Technischen Utopismus." Feministische Streifzüge durch's Punkte-Universum. Published by Heidi Hutschenreuter, Claudia Schurian. Filmwerkstatt/Femme Totale edition, 1993.

"Lust and Wanderlust: Sex & Tourism in a Virtual World." Art and Cyberculture, Media Information Australia 69 (Aug 1993): 7-12.
Presented during the panel "Techno Bodies" on 12 Nov 1992 as part of the TISEA Symposium (Third International Symposium on Electronic Art). Read paper online from ISEA archive.

"Towards Cyberfeminism." Matriart 4.3 (Aug 1994): 20-22.

"Cyberfeminism."  Published in the journal Fireweed 54 (Summer 1996). Read "Cyberfeminism" in Fireweed online from Paterson's website, Also included in the book Cyberfeminizam, Centar Za Zenske Studije, Zagreb, 1999. Read "Cyberfeminism" in Cyberfeminizam online from Paterson's website.

"Curly, Larry & PoMo." Astrolabe: Ethics and Virtual Technologies 1. Ohio State University online journal.
A follow-up article to "Cyberfeminism" that situates Cyberfeminism within post-modern culture. Reprinted in various places.

"Technology (does not equal) Art." Fuse 20.5 (Nov 1997): 43-45.

"Stock Market Skirt: The Evolution of the Internet, the Interface and an Idea." Database Aesthetics: Art in the Age of Information Overflow. Ed. Victoria Vesna. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007. 233-242.

"MULTI: Multiple User Interactive Template Installation." C&C '07 Proceedings of the 6th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity & Cognition. New York: ACM, 2007. 294.

"Bandwidth is Political: Reachability in the Public Internet." Diss. York University, 2009.  Read this dissertation online from Paterson's website.

"Sex, Danger, Women & Machines." Future/Projections: 100,000 Years of Beauty. Ed. Elisabeth Azoulay. Paris: Gallimard, Éditions Babylone, 2009. 104.

"IXmaps - Interrogating Internet Infrastructure."Nancy Paterson, Andrew Clement, and David J. Phillips. Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2010. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), 2010. 1057-1060.

"IXmaps: Interactively mapping NSA surveillance points in the internet 'cloud.'" Andrew Clement, Nancy Paterson, and David J. Phillips. Paper originally presented at Fourth Biannual Surveillance and Society/SSN Conference "A Global Surveillance Society?", 13-15 Apr 2010, City University, London, UK. Read revised paper from IXmaps website or read the original paper.

"Walled Gardens: The New Shape of the Public Internet." Proceedings for iConference 2012. Toronto: Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, 2012. 97-104.  Read this article online from Paterson's website.

"End user privacy and policy-based networking." Journal of Information Policy, vol. 4, 2014, pp. 28–43. Read article online.

"Bandwidth is political: Reachability in the public internet." PhD thesis, York University. 2009. Read thesis online.