WELCOME to the Digital Aesthetics site, a companion to the book of the
same name, written by Sean Cubitt and published by Sage in London and New
York in 1998. Because of constraints on price, the book had no illustrations,
so one purpose of the site is to provide images discussed in the book.
But there is more. Four years of research went into the final 80,000 word
manuscript, of which about 6 months was spent cutting materials. This site
provides outtakes from that editing process, sections, essays and parts
of chapters cut for reasons of space. Whilst I was writing, I also produced
a series of fragmentary observations, which I have tried to turn into an
online hypertext, to see what the new medium offers and how criticism can
inform and be informed by practice, however amateurish. Most of all though,
the Slade School department of multimedia have made this site available
in the interests of establishing a space where discussions of digital aesthetics
can be conducted. In the longer term, we hope to establish a listserver.
In the interim, please browse through the site, and feel free to e-mail
comments and queries, arguments and debates, criticisms and new directions.
Your ideas will be published on the site as a resource for other artists,
students and scholars (unless you indicate that you would rather not)
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