Formats' Launches

Euphoria and Dystopia: The Banff New Media Institute Dialogues, book launch on Saturday, February 2th, 3 to 5 pm, at Formats

February 2, 2013 – February 2, 2013

Montréal (Québec)


Formats bookstore is pleased to invite you to the launch of Euphoria and Dystopia: The Banff New Media Institute Dialogues, a book published byRiverside Architectural Press and The Banff Centre Press, in presence of an editor of the projet, Mrs Sarah Cook, on Saturday February 2th, from 3 to 5 pm.
Come celebrate this major work which overviews ten years of researches on art and new technology !
Formats would like to thank Artexte for its collaboration in the book launch. 
Euphoria and Dystopia: The Banff New Media Institute Dialogues is a compendium of some of the most important thinking about art and technology to have taken place in the last few decades at the international level. Based on the research of the Banff New Media Institute (BNMI) from 1995 to 2005, the book celebrates the belief that the creative sector, artists and cultural industries, in collaboration with scientists, social scientists and humanists, have a critical role to play in developing technologies that work for human betterment and allow for a more participatory culture.
The book is organized by key themes that have underscored the dialogues of the BNMI and within each are carefully edited transcriptions drawn from thousands of hours of audio material documenting BNMI events such as the annual Interactive Screen and the numerous summits and workshops. Each chapter is introduced by an essay from the book editors that discusses the roles of research and artistic co-production at Banff from 1990 to 2005 and a commissioned essay from a leading new media theorist. Includes the catalogue for 'The Art Formerly Known As New Media' exhibition, Walter Phillips Gallery, 2005.

Euphoria and Dystopia: The Banff New Media Institute Dialogues
Edited by Sarah Cook and Sara Diamond
Foreword by Kellogg Booth and Sidney Fels
Essays by Sandra Buckley; Steve Dietz; Jean Gagnon; N. Katherine Hayles; Eric Kluitenberg; Jeff Leiper, Allucquere Rosanne Stone
Afterword by Susan Kennard

Riverside Architectural Press / The Banff Centre Press
ISBN: 978-1-894773-22-5
1102 pages, 9" x 6.5", black and white, soft cover, smythsewn

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