Intersections of Art, Technology, Science & Culture - Links
  • Artists' Work 
  • Art Festivals, Competitions, & Shows 
  • Art Organizations, Journals, Research Centers, Research Organizations, Aternative Science 
  • Online Essays - Theory Resources - Syllabi   ****this document **** 
  • Introduction to Emerging Research Areas of Interest to Artists (Technological & Artistic research in GPS,Biotechnology, Biosensors, Materials Science, Wearable Computing, Ubiquitous Computing, etc)
  • Bibliography focused on intersection of art, science, technology, culture(Stephen Wilson)



    Compiled by Stephen Wilson, Professor, CIA Program , Art Dept, San Francisco State University
    ###Note these links are part of the research for Wilson's new book Informati on Arts (MIT Press,2001). Please see the book for more details about the artists, organizations, and texts listed in these links and for extended analysis of the relationship of art and research.  The links are constantly being revised and suggestions are welcomed. Feel free to use these resources but please attribute source. Copyright, 1999-2001 Stephen Wilson.

    Online Essays - Theory Resources

       Syllabi of Courses 
    Art and Technology. Performance & Media (Christa Erickson)  Links to essays
    Gender and Technology (Sherry Turkle MIT)
    Theories of Technology & Culture (Mark Poster) 
    The Internet (Mark Poster)
    Net Art Course  Natalie Bookchin  Assignments in Intro to Computing in the Arts
    Digtal Revolution? Natalie Bookchin
    Introduction to Computing and the Arts (Lev Manovich)
    Theories of New Media (Lev Manovich)
    Digital Culture Studies (Manovich)
    Digital Cultures Course in UK(Sean Cubit - good bibliography, course guide to cyberculture, cyberfemism, luddities, computer tech, hypermedia,etc)
    Cyberwars - Baudrillard & Problem of Mimesis (Cynthia Haynes-Burton)
    Interactive Media (Randall Packer)
    Imaging the Future (Friedman - Duke) 
    Multimedia - History, theory, practice (Randall Packer)
    Digital Culture Heidi Gilpin
    Cyberspace Humanities (Arthur Chandler)
    Sociology of Cyberspace ( Leonardo Salamini and Jim Brazell)
    Art-Science Course** (Marta Lyall) 
    Graduate Electronic Media ( Christa Erickson) 
    Computer Information Links -  Jennifer Steinkamp 
    Web Design for the Culture - Goldsmiths college, UK
    Science Fiction VR course
    Interactive Media and Lingo (George Legrady)
    Experimental Media (Sharon Daniels)
    Art & Emerging Technologies (Stephen Wilson)
    Art & Telecommunications (Stephen Wilson)

    Link Resource Sites (links to texts and other resources)
    Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies (includes list of syllabi, bibliography)
    Voice of the Shuttle
    Media History Project (telephone, telegraph, mass media, computing)
    Cultural Studies Readings links
    Marist Postmodern Theory, Culture Studies and Hypertext
    U of Colorado Postmodern Theory & Philsophy sites
    The Cyberspace and Critical Theory Overview (Landow - Brown University, good links, articles)
    Everything Postmodern (Journals, texts, other links -  Broquard)
    Links to Electronic Texts (Christa Erickson) 
    Montreal Museum Contemporaire Media Center  List of theorists
    Artnetweb links to texts
    Mobilis in Mobili:theory   (Essays by/about Guattari&Deleuze, Baudrilllard, Virillio, Cybertheory
    Concepts on the Move (Netherlands)
    Digital Cultures Project - links to critical texts on technology 
    Mots Pluriels (  links to ezines, essays, conferences) 
    V2 Links to Essays
    ICC InterCommunications - Links to Essays
    Media Theorists Links
    Leonardo Electronic Almanac - Links to Articles by author 
    SUNYSB multimedia course list of essays 
    Simon Biggs list of essays 
    vispo links to essays 

    Speed and Information: Cyberspace Alarm! by Paul Virillio 
    Code Warriors by Arthur and Marilouise Kroker 
    Mark Poster (links to interviews, papers) 
    Mark Poster, CyberDemocracy
    Julian Dibbell, Rape in Cyberspace
    Pierre Levy, Toward Superlanguage   home site
    From Appearance to Apparition: Communications and Consciousness in the Cybersphere by Roy Ascott 
    Introduction to Consciousness Reframed  Roy Ascott
    The Architecture of Cyberception Roy Ascott 
    Implicate Art - Roy Ascott 
    Telematic Embrace and other papers Edward Shanken 
    Online Papers on Consciousness - links  David Chalmers
    The Connective State: Europe's technoetic dimension  Roy Ascott 
    Distance and Aura Lev Manovich 
    Cinema as Cultural Interface  Lev Manovich 
    Computer as a Filter to Culture Lev Manovich
    An Archeology of a Computer Screen  Lev Manovich 
    Californian Ideology  Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron 
    Response to Californian Ideology Louis Rosetto 
    Cheap, Fast, and Out of Control  Tim Druckrey 
    TELEKPHRASIS Tim Druckrey 
    Schematic differences between modernism and postmodernism (Hassan) 
    MediaMente (Italian resource of interviews on topics in digital culture) 
    Digital Imaging Forum (excerpts from various theorists
    Society of the Spectacle   Guy Debord 
    Peter Marshall, Guy Debord and the Situationists from Demanding the Impossible 
    Reflexionism & Diffusionism  Steve Mann (surveillance) 
    City of Bits (William Mitchell)
    Switch E-zine special issue on data and informaiton structures (Slayton, Thacker, Manovich, Deiitrich)
    Katherine Hayles(textuality, science, Virtual Bodies and Flickering Signifiers
    Katherine Hayles , Prolog to How we became posthuman;   "From Hyphen to Splice: Cybernetic Syntax in Limbo  :  "Liberal Subjectivity Imperiled: Norbert Wiener and Cybernetic Anxiety"
    Francisco Varela 
    Manual DeLanda  Other writings  Switch Interview s
    Critical Art Ensemble - essays on Technoculture
    Technophrophets - analysts of the technofuture - Grobin
    Surveillance Systems - Towards an electronic panoptical society? - Interview David Lyon 
    Being in Cyberspace (links to readings)
    Marcos Novak (interview - Poetiecs of Cyberspace)
    Richard Wright - Art & Science in Chaos (Comments on Visualization)
    quickstepping through digiland - Amanda Steggell 
    Beyond The Orality/Literacy Dichotomy: James Joyce And The Pre-History Of Cyberspace (Donald F. Theall )
    The Cultural Roots of Globalization - Annick Bureaud 
    Critic as Curator - interview Peter Lunenfeld

     General Art & Technology
    The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin
    Digital Digressions: Art at the End of the Millenium by Edward Earle
    techno.seduction: There is nothing alarming in this situation by Berta M. Sichel, 1997
    techno.seduction: Turning on Technology by Roy Ascott
    No Go Zone  Hakim Bey
    Culture, Technology, Creativity by Simon Biggs
    Artist in Dataspace by Simon Penny
    Web Schmeb - The Death of Computer Art by Lev Manovich
    Cinema and Digital Media  Lev Manovich
    Death of Computer Art   Lev Manovich
    What is Digital Cinema  Lev Manovich
    William J. Mitchell, How to Do Things with Pictures
    William J. Mitchell, Intention and Artifice
     Dark & Light Visions Stephen Wilson
    Critical Issues in Electronic Media Simon Penny 
    Paul Brown    Home Site  The Art Mainstream as the Enemy; New media - an emergent paradigm
    What is digital studies?  Alex Galloway 
    Review of McLuhan theories
    Telematic Manifesto  Randall Packer 
    The Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology, and the Arts - Richard A. Lanham 
    Database of Virtual Art  - Oliver Grau
    CRUMB (papers for those who curate, exhibit, organise, or archive new media art)
    links to artists' papers  Ken Rinaldo 
    Collecting the UnCollectable (problems of archiving new media art) - Michele Thursz 
    Pour une typologie des interfaces artistiques - Annick Bureaud
    Open_Source_Art_Hack - Jenny Marketou and Steve Dietz
    Promoting E-Literature by Ethnic Writers -Jaishree Odin 

    Media Arts Project Louise Poissant  English

    Art and Research/Science
     Art as Research (Stephen Wilson)
    Virtual Art as a Socio-Technical Interface  (Thierry Bardini & Michael Century) 
    Pathways of Innovation (Michael Century)  Links to Papers
    Role of Artist in Defining New Spaces Soulliac Charter (Don Foresta)
    Review of Tauber PhilosophyArt/Science book
    Art in an age of science and technology Amy Ione 
    New Media Art | New Funding Models - Pamela Jennings 
    Code Zebra - Sara Diamond (Banff)
    Innovation as Music:  A Non-Materialistic Perspective. - Bill Buxton 

    Technology/Body/Biology/Physical Computing
    Cyborg Manifesto  Donna Haraway 
    Will the Real Body Please Stand Up?  Sandy Stone 
    CyberIntimacy: From Net Nookie to Coffee Talk Kathy Rae Huffman 
    Orlan and the Transgrssive Act Barbara Rose 
    The Virtualisation of Art Practice Simon Penny 
    Transgentic Art  Eduardo Kac 
    We Sing the Body Electronic Imaging the Body in the Electronic Media  Josephine Anstey 
    Body Noise Thecla Shiphorst 
    Bodies Connected in Space**  Stahl Stenslie 
    Dance & Technology Zone (links to articles)
    Bodies in the age of Electronic Reproduction (Nicky West)
    Cybernetic Bodies (links to articles)
    Natalie Bookchin Biotech course links
    Ruth West - Genetics and Art course links
    Eugene Thacker Bioinfomatics
    Nina Czegledy, Digitized Bodies Art and BiomedicineDigitized Bodies Show
    George Gessert, Bibliography on Art & Genetics
    Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles & Marilyn Nissenson  Picturing DNA
    David. Saltz, The Art of Interaction: Interactivity, Performativity and Computers
    Tom Igoe  Bibliography in Physical Computing

      Virtual Reality
    Aesthetics of Virtual Worlds Lev Manovich
    Avant-Garde, Cyberspace, and Architecture of a Future Lev Manovich
    Virtual Reality as the End of the end of the Enlightenment Project Simon Penny
    Without Interaction we Live in Absurdity  Jaron Lanier
    Links to Interviews on VR & Culture (Meidamente Italian e-resource)
    Enthralling Spaces - The Esthetics of Virtual Environments  Margaret Morse
    Philosophonics of Space: Sound, Futurity and the End of the World  Frances Dyson
    The Architecture of Cyberception Roy Ascott 
    art hsitory and virtual reality  Oliver Grau
    Frame and Excess Joseph Nechvatal 
    Avatar and the Power Grid - Michael Heim  links to other essays

      Hypertext/ Interactivity
    MultiMedia: CD-ROM and the Internet by Simon Biggs, 1994
    Art on the CD-ROM Frontier - a Mirage, a Fly in the Eye, or a real Thing? by Erkki Huhtamo
    The History of the Interface in Interactive Art by Soke Dinkla
    Bill Seaman - Recombinant Poetics
    Bill Buxton - papers on interactivity and interface
    Thoughts on Narrative** by Toni Dove
    Jodi - essays on hypertext
    Marie-Laure Ryan, Immersion and Interaction
    Jump over Proust: Toward Multimedia Writing  Lev Manovich
    Totalitarian Interactivity  Lev Manovich
    Vannevar Bush "As We May Think" (1945)
    Alexei Shulgin Art, Power, and Communication
    Andy Cameron Dissimulations: Illusions of Interactivity
    Grahame Weinbren, The Digital Revolution is a Revolution of Random Access
    Simon Penny  From A to D and back again: The Emerging Aesthetics of Interactive Art
    Stephen Wilson The Aesthetics and Practice of Designing Interactive Computer Events
    Stephen Bell  How can we talk about the aesthetics of Interaction
    Erkki Huhtamo Seven Ways of Misunderstanding Interactive Art 
    Martin Ryder Links to hypertext history and theory
    Steve Wilson   Links to Hypertext, interactivity theory, design theory
    Jim Campbell "Delusions of Dialogue: Control and Choice in Interactive Art"
    Sakane Interactions97 Essay on Interactivity
    George Legrady  Interface Metaphors and New Narrative in Interactive Media
    Paul Brown  the ethics and aesthetics of the user interface 
    Language of Interactivity  (Australian symposium) Robin Petterd 
    Tom Igoe  List of Articles on Interactivity
    Mark Amerika Hypertextual Consciousness
    Hypertext & hyperfiction site - theory
    George Landow Critical Theory:Overview in Hypertext
    Katherine Hayles Textuality
    Hayles, N. Katherine. "Hypertext Hamlet." :
    Czedgandy, Nina.  Interactivity conference
    Pamerla Jennings - Narrative Structures for new Media
    Philippe Codognet  THE SEMIOTICS OF THE WEB
    Larry Wendt   Narrative as Genealogy: Sound Sense in an Era of Hypertext essays 
    Jenkins, Henry. "From Home[r] to the Holodeck: New Media and the Humanities
    Joyce, Michael. Afternoon, a story 
    Joyce, Michael "Forms of Future."   presentation at the Transformations of the Book Conference
    Murray, Janet. "The Cyberbard and the Multiform Plot."  Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace. New York: The Free Press, 1997.
    Eastgate Systems links to texts, examples, products, people 
    Hyperizons:  Theory and Criticism of Hypertext Fiction
    4x4 Generative Design -Gavin Sade
    A Fresh Understanding for Interactive Media Design - Rick Bennett
    Strings - Dan Weber (experimental hypertext essay) 
    MIT Hypertext Theory links
    Hypertext Now Journal

      Internet/Web / Virtual Communities / Telecommunications
    Joachim Blank, What is netart ;-)?
    Andreas Broeckmann,Net.Art, Machines, and Parasites  Tactical Art Media
    netart on nettime
    Critical Art Ensemble,Mythos Information: Welcome to the Wired World The Mythology of Terrorism on the Net
    Tilman Baumgaertel   Art on the internet - part 1,
    Tilman Baumgaertel  art on the internet - part 2 
    Jack Miles and Douglas McLennan Digital Goes Critical
    Paul Brown Networks and Artworks
    Lev Manovich  Detour to the East
    Howard Rheingold Virtual Communities Links
    Howard Rheingold Virtual Communities Book (on-line version)
    Randall FarmerPaper on Habitat Virtual Communities also links to habitat pages
    Annick Bureaud  Pour une typologie de la création sur Internet
    Knowbotics Research collection of essays
    Pierre Levy  Collective Intelligence and its Objects: Many-to-Many Communication in a 'Meaning World'
    Mark Pesce  Proximal and Distal Unity
    Geert Lovink  Interview with Web Stalker creators
    Fred Forest essays
    Derrick de Kerckhove Webness
    Tmothy Druckrey Networked Identity
    first monday - essays on internet culture
    Randal Packer Telematic Manifesto

      Cyberfeminist Critique
    Cyberfeminism The world, the flesh, and the woman-machine relationship** by Zoe Sofoulis
    Old Boys Network 
    F E M I N I S A T I O N S** by Sadie Plant
    Switch Journal on cyberfeminism
    GENDER SWAPPING ON THE INTERNET by Amy S. Bruckman   other papers
    Notes on the Political Condition of Cyberfeminism Faith Wilding and Critical Art Ensemble
    riding the meridien - women and technolog

      Artificial Life / Artificial Intelligence/ Robotics/ Generative Art
    The Darwin Machine: Artificial Life and Art by Simon Penny
    Embodied Cultural Agents  Simon Penny
    Agents as Artworks and Agent Design as Artistic Practiceas (Simon Penny) 
    Essays on Alife, Conciousness  Eddie Shanken
    Artificial Intelligence Research as Art Stephen Wilson
    Life as We Know It and/or Life as It Could Be: Epistemology and the Ontology/Ontogeny of Artificial Life  Edward Shanken
    As Att is Lifelike Evolution, Art, and the Readymade  Nell Tenhaaf
    Implications of Intelligent Agents  (Howard Rhinegold)
    emergent behaviours - towards computational aesthetics (Paul Brown)
    Alien Intelligence Show Interview - Erkki Hutamo
    Papers on AI - Victoria Vesna 
    Theories of AI - Marc Bohlen Switch Article
    research on alife artists  Mitchell Whitelaw 
    Ramos,  Vitorino , Filipe Almeida, Artificial Ant Colonies in Digital Image Habitat
    Ramos, Vitorino - On the Implicit and on the Artificial - Morphogenesisand Emergent Aesthetics in Autonomous Collective Systems
    l inks to papers - gnerative art conference 
    Why The Future Doesnt Need Us - Bill Joy 
    Physical Computing essays 

      Art & Mathematics, 4th Dimension
    4th Dimension Articles, art, other links

      Sound Art
    Aesthetic Issues in Sound Art
    Review of Kahn & Whitehead  Wireless Imagination (Timothy Taylor)
    Doug Kahn - theory writings Audio Art in the Deaf Century
    Audio Hyperspace
    Frances Dyson - Circuits of the Voice 
    Radio Art 
    Sound Culture - links to essays

    Books and articles focused on intersection of art, science, technology, culture(Stephen Wilson)
    VR and Art Bibliography
    Annotated bibliogrpahy in cyberculture
    General Bibliography in technological Art  - Annick Bureaud 
    bibliography on cyberspace

       Art/Theory Organizations/Archives/E-zines

    ** Indicates dead or missing web link