Tuesday, October 11, 2011

[Yasmin_discussions] McLuhan net

Digital art is globally produced and distributed simultaneously at the speed
of light, and within fraction of seconds reach any surfer worldwide.
Artistic global interactivity equalized the speed of the artist, art object,
and the art consumer. The cyber art cloud is monitored by search engines,
hubs, social networks such as Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo,
involving about 2 billion of users and hundreds of thousands of servers
that store in their memories the contents of around 1 trillion (as in
1,000,000,000,000) unique URLs on the web at once. (Google 2008).

There is a dramatic change in characteristics of contemporary art made in
such intensive electronic environment as described by McLuhan* (1964,),
'Today, when we have extended all parts of our bodies and senses by
technology, we are haunted by the need for an outer consensus of technology
and experience that would raise our communal lives to the level of a
world-wide consensus'.

* McLuhan, M 1964, Understanding media :the extensions of man,
Signet books, New York p.105.


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