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December 2005

111 works from the collection of Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz
by Miroslaw Borusiewicz, Editor
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

The 21st-century Voice. Contemporary and Traditional Extra-Normal Voice
by Michael Edward Edgerton
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Acnalbasac Noom
by Slaphappy
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity
by Amartya Sen
and
Frida Kahlo:
Exhibition at the Tate Modern, London June 9 — October 9 2005.
Reviewed by Aparna Sharma

Art Marketing 101: A Handbook for the Fine Artist
by Constance Smith
Reviewed by George Shortess

Brides of Frankenstein
by Marcia Tanner, Curator
Reviewed by Sonya Rapoport~

The Certainty of Uncertainty: Dialogues Introducing Constructivism
by Bernhard Poerksen
Reviewed by Aparna Sharma

I, Claudia
by Claudia Quintet
and
Semi-Formal
by Claudia Quintet
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

A Culture of Light : Cinema and Technology in 1920's Germany
by Frances Guerin
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Il Disegno Obliquo: Una Storia dell’antiprospettiva
by Massimo Scolari
Reviewed by Ian Verstegen

Fantastic Reality, Louise Bourgeois and a Story of Modern Art
by Mignon Nixon
Reviewed by Rob Harle (Australia)

Impossible Nature: The Art of Jon McCormack
by Jon McCormack, Jon Bird, Alan Dorin, & Anne Marie Jonson
Reviewed by Rob Harle (Australia)

Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir
by Max Cacopardo, Director
Reviewed by Andrea Dahlberg


Leitura de nós: ciberespaço e literatura
by Alckmar Luiz dos Santos
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Ilaiyaraaja’s Music Journey
by Ilaiyaraaja
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Made in Brasil: Três Décadas do Vídeo Brasileiro
by Arlindo Machado, Editor
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult
by Clément Chéroux, Andreas Fischer, Pierre Apraxine, Denis Canguilhem and Sophie Schmit
Reviewed by Anthony Enns

Pond
by Tod Dockstader and David Lee Myers
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Psi Wars — Getting to Grips with the Paranormal
by James Alcock, Jean Burns and Anthony Freeman, Editors
Reviewed by René Stettler

Read_me: Software Art & Cultures
by Olga Goriunova and Alexei Shulgin (eds.)
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Science in Context: Writing Modern Art and Science
by Linda Dalrymple Henderson, Guest Editor
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Shooting from the Hip. Photography, Masculinity, and Postwar America
by Patricia Vettel-Becker
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Talking Drum
by Chris Brown
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

TCP/IP Essentials: A Lab-Based Approach
by Shivendra S. Panwar, Shiwen Mao, Jeong-dong Ryoo, Yihan Li
Reviewed by Rob Harle (Australia)



November 2005

9th RAI Festival of Ethnographic Film
Reviewed by: Aparna Sharma

Radio Banana
by
Aki Peltonen
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Computers and Art
by Stuart Mealing, Ed.
Reviewed by John Knight

Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
by Steve Krug
Reviewed by Kasey Rios Asberry

Eating Architecture
by Jamie Horwitz and Paulette Singley, Eds
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Histories of the Future
Daniel Rosenberg and Susan Harding, Eds.
Reviewed by Kathleen Quillian

Image Retrieval: Theory and Research
by Corinne Jörgensen
Reviewed by Pia Tikka

Lara Croft: Cyber Heroine
by Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky. Trans. by Dominic J. Bonfiglio
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

The Test Drive
by Avital Ronell
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher



October 2005

Art Since 1900: Modernism, AntiModernism, Postmodernism
by Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Blois and Benjamin HD Bloch
Reviewed by Andrea Dahlberg

The Art of Setting Stones & Other Writings from the Japanese Garden
by Marc Peter Keane
Reviewed by Rob Harle (Australia)

At a Distance—Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet
by Annmarie Chandler & Norie Neumark
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

Charming Hostess
by Punch
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Reconstructing Consciousness, Mind and Being
The Ninth Annual Conference of the Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

I wish you peace
by Paul Dunmall Moksha Big Band
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

New Philosophy for New Media
by Mark Hansen
Reviewed by Eugene Thacker

Acousmatics and Interactive Music Festival
Pro Arte Institute, with support of the Ford Foundation
Reviewed by Mikhail S. Zalivadny


September 2005

Aby Warburg and the Image in Motion
by Phillippe-Alain Michaud; trans., Sophie Hawkes
Reviewed by Michael Punt


Appropriating Technology: Vernacular Science and Social Power
by Ron Eglash, Jennifer L. Croissant, Giovanna Di Chiro and Rayvon Fouché, Eds.
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

The Cinema, or the Imaginary Man
by Edgar Morin; trans. by Lorraine Mortimer
Reviewed by Martha Blassnigg

Cognitive Science, Literature and the Arts
by Patrick Colm Hogan
Reviewed by Amy Ione

The Cradle of Humanity: Prehistoric Art and Culture
by Georges Bataille; trans. by Michelle Kendall and Stuart Kendall
Reviewed by Allan Graubard

Eyes, Lies and Illusions. The Art of Deception
by Laurent Mannoni, Werner Nekes, Marina Warner
Reviewed by Martha Blassnigg

The Frankenfood Myth: How Protest and Politics Threaten the Biotech Revolution
by Henry I. Miller and Gregory Conko
Reviewed by Craig Hilton

Gehry Draws
by Mark Rappolt and Robert Violette, Eds.
Reviewed by Rob Harle (Australia)

Human Factors Methods for Design: Making Systems Human-Centred
by Christopher P Nemeth
Reviewed by John Knight

Kurt Schwitters
Discovery of Art Series
Reviewed by Artur Goczewski

The Network Society (Key Concepts)
by Darin Barney
Reviewed by John Knight

The Paradoxes of Art: A Phenomenological Investigation
by Alan Paskow
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Ramshackle Pier
by Andy Bole
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Read_Me: Software Art and Culture
by Olga Goriunova and Alexei Shulgin, Eds.
Reviewed by John Knight


Red Persimmons
by Shinsuke Ogawa and Peng Xiaolian
Reviewed by Soo C. Hostetler

Santiago Calatrava’s Travels
by Christoph Schwab
Reviewed by Artur Goczewski

The Shunned Country
by Bob Drake
and
Venus Handcuffs
by Bob Drake
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

The Situationist International: A User’s Guide
by Simon Ford
Reviewed by Claudia Westermann

The 2005 Venice Biennale: William Kentridge and the Limbo of Contemporary Art
Reviewed by Simone Osthoff

A Visit to Ogawa Productions
by Yasui Yoshio, Producer; Oshige Jun’ ichiro, Director
Reviewed by Soo C. Hostetler




August 2005

Appropriating Technology: Vernacular Science and Social Power
by Ron Eglash, Jennifer Croissant, Giovanna Di Chiro, and Rayvon Fouché, Eds.
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Artificial Life IX: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems
by Jordan Pollack, Mark Bedau, Phil Husbands, Takashi Ikegami and Richard A. Watson, Eds.
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

La Biennale di Venezia
51st International Art Exhibition
Reviewed by Yvonne Spielmann

Carnal Art: Orlan’s Refacing
by C. Jill O’Bryan
Reviewed by Rob Harle (Australia)

The Curvature of Spacetime: Newton, Einstein, and Gravitation
by Harald Fritzsch; translated by Karin Heusch
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Disruptive Pattern Material: An Encyclopedia of Camouflage
by Hardy Blechman
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Encounter: Merce
Event website: http://encountermerce.stanford.edu.
Reviewed by Richard Kade

Hans Haacke
by Walter Grasskamp
Reviewed by Artur Golczewski


Infinite Variety: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati
by Scot D. Ryersson and Michael Orlando Yaccarino
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art
by Susan L. Aberth
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Proteus: A Nineteenth Century Vision
by David Lebrun
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Qatar Foundation
Innovations in Education: the Art and Science Partnership
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher


Shades of Black: Assembling Black Art in 1980s Britain
by David A. Bailey, Ian Baucom & Sonia Boyce, Eds.
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher


Symmetry 2000: Part 1 and Part 2
I. Hargittai & T.C. Laurent, Eds.
Reviewed by Rob Harle (Australia)

Talking Drum
by Chris Brown
and
Rogue Wave
by Chris Brown
Reviewed by René van Peer

Technology as Experience
by John McCarthy and Peter Wright
Reviewed by John Knight


Them: A Memoir of Parents
by Francine du Plessix Gray
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Visionary Anatomies
by Harvey Fineberg, J.D.Talesk, and Michael Sappol
Reviewed by Amy Ione



July 2005

Le arti e la psicologia
by Lucia Pizzo Russo
Reviewed by Ian Verstegen


Baikal Ice
by Peter Cusack
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Empathic Vision: Affect, Trauma and Contemporary Art
by Jill Bennett
Reviewed by Alex Rotas

For Ever Godard
by Michael Temple, James S. Williams and Michael Witt, Eds.
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Innovation and Its Discontents: How Our Broken Patent System Is Endangering Innovation and Progress, and What to Do About It
by Adam B. Jaffe and Josh Lerner
Reviewed by Zainub Verjee

Leap Second Neutral
by Machine and the Synergetic Nuts
and
Pork Chop Blue Around The Rind
by Fast n' Bulbous
and
Emissaries

by Radio Massacre International
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Light/Image/Illusion——The Aegina Academy
A Forum for Art and Science

By Gustav Deutsch and Hanna Schimek
Reviewed by Martha Blassnigg


Masterworks of Technology: The Story of Creative Engineering, Architecture, and Design
by E.E. Lewis
Reviewed by Rob Harle (Australia)

The Nick of Time: Politics, Evolution, and the Untimely
by Elizabeth Grosz

Reviewed by Rob Harle (Australia)


The Other Side of Nowhere. Jazz, Improvisation, and Communities in Dialogue
by Daniel Fischlin and Ajay Heble, Eds. ,with introduction by Ingrid Monson
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

In Senghor's Shadow: Art, Politics and the Avant-Garde in Senegal, 1960-1995
by Elizabeth Harney
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Text and the City: Essays on Japanese Modernity
by Maeda Ai
Reviewed by Andrea Dahlberg

Unsorted: An A to Z for SonicActsX
by Arie Altena et al, with an introduction by Taco Stolk
Reviewed by René Beekman

VAS: An Opera in Flatland
by Steve Tomasula; art and design by Stephen Farrell
Reviewed by Eugene Thacker

A Visit to Ogawa Productions
by Oshige Jun' Ichiro, Director; produced by Yasui Yoshio
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Vocals
by Ian Breakwell
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

Walter Benjamin and Art
by Andrew Benjamin, Ed.
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher




June 2005

Art Inquiry: Recherches Sur Les Arts, Volume V (XIV)
Cyberarts, Cybercultures, Cybersocieties
Published by The Scientific Society in Lodz
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Arte Telemática. Dos intercâmbios pontuais aos ambientes virtuais multiusuário
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Barricade 3
by ZNR
Reviewed by René van Peer

Bauhaus: Less Is More
by Eliseo Alvarez
and

Dessau’s Bauhaus
by Frederic Compain
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Caging the Beast: A Theory of Sensory Consciousness _
Advances in Consciousness Research
by Paula Droege.
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Charlotte: Life or Theater?
by Richard Dindo
Reviewed by Artur Golczewski

Conversation Pieces: Community and Communication in Modern Art
by Grant Kester
Reviewed by Andrea Dahlberg

Dream Bridges—Traumbrücken
by Wolfdietrich Ziesel
Reviewed by Rob Harle (Australia)

D-B . A: Digital-Botanic Architecture
by Dennis Dollens
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Film and Cinema Spectatorship: Melodrama and Mimesis
by Jan Campbell
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

The Future Is Not What It Used To Be
by Mika Taanila
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Hokusai
by Gian Carlo Calza, with additional essays by others
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Keeping It Real
by Sunny Bergman
Reviewed by Artur Golczewski

Music Query: Methods, Models, and User Studies
by Walter B. Hewlett and Eleanor Selfridge-Field, Eds.
Reviewed by Joao Pedro Martins, Marcelo Gimenes and Qijun Zhang

Pop Trickster Fool: Warhol Performs Naiveté
by Kelly M. Cresap
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Pork Chop Blue Around The Rind
by Fast 'n' Bulbous
Reviewed by René van Peer

Psychosomatic: Feminism and the Neurological Body
by Elizabeth A. Wilson
Reviewed by Rob Harle (Australia)

The Subject of Documentary
by Michael Renov
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Television After TV: Essays on a Medium in Transition
Lynn Spigel, Ed.
Reviewed by Kathleen Quillian

What the Body Cost: Desire, History, and Performance
by Jane Blocker
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

William Roberts: An English Cubist
by Andrew Gibbon Williams
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens


May 2005


After Adorno: Rethinking Music Sociology
by Tia DeNora
Reviewed by David Beer

Charlotte: Life or Theatre
by Richard Dindo
Reviewed by Andrea Dahlberg

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
by Jared Diamond
Reviewed by George Gessert

2nd Filmmuseum Biennale
Digital Technologies Meet Early Cinema
Reviewed by Martha Blassnigg

Hoover: The Fishing President
by Hal Elliott Wert
Reviewed by Wilfred Niels Arnold

Keeping It Real
by Sunny Bergman
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Liminal Lives: Imagining the Human at the Frontiers of Bioscience
by Susan Merrill Squier
Reviewed by Eugene Thacker

Looking Into Pictures: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Pictorial Space
by Heiko Hecht, Robert Schwartz, and Margaret Atherton (Eds.)
Reviewed by Fred Andersson

La planète hyper. De la pensée linéaire à la pensée en arabesque
by Hervé Fischer
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

The Rise of Fashion: A Reader
by Daniel Leonhard Purdy (Ed.)
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Robert Smithson
by Eugenie Tsai (Ed.)
and
Robert Smithson: Learning from New Jersey and Elsewhere
by Ann Reynolds
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Stuff It: The Video Essay in the Digital Age
by Ursula Biemann (Ed.)
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research; V. 1, N. 1, 2, & 3
by Roy Ascott (Ed.)
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Three Philosophical Filmmakers: Hitchcock, Wells, Renoir
by Irving Singer
Reviewed by Andrea Dahlberg

The Transparent Body: A Cultural Analysis of Medical Imaging
by Jose Van Dijck
Reviewed by Jan Baetens


April 2005


The Aesthetics of Ruins
by Robert Ginsberg.
Reviewed by Allan Graubard

A Blinding Flash of Light: Photography Between Disciplines and Media
by David Tomas
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Building Stata: The Design and Construction of Frank O. Gehry’s Stata Center at MIT
by Nancy E. Joyce
Reviewed by Rob Harle (Australia)


Creative Evolutionary Systems
Edited by Peter Bentley and David Corne
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Fractal Speech Processing
by Marwan Al-Akaidi
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Frith in Retroperspective
and
Allies
by Fred Frith
Reviewed by René van Peer

Hopes & Fears
by Art Bears
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Machine Consciousness
by Owen Holland, ed.
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Matchibako: Japanese Matchbook Art of the 20s and 30s
by Maggie Kinser Hohle
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Playing for Time
and
Mosquito/See Through
by The Necks
Reviewed by René van Peer

Proteus: A Nineteenth Century Vision
by David Lebrun
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Edward Said: The Last Interview
by Mike Dibb
Reviewed by Andrea Dahlberg

Sky Garden
by Yo Miles! (Henry Kaiser and Wadada Leo Smith)
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Unforgiven
by Edward Buscombe
Reviewed by Jan Baetens



March 2005


College Art Association Annual Meeting 2005
Atlanta, GA, February 16-19, 2005
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Cloud Atlas
by David Mitchell
Reviewed by George Gessert

Documentary Film at the Junction between Art, Politics and New Technologies
IDFA, November 2004
Reviewed by Martha Blassnigg

Electrotherapy
by Scott Smallwood
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

M.C. Escher: Visions of Symmetry
by Doris Schattschneider
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Frequency, Amplitude and Time
by Aaron Acosta
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

How to Draw a Bunny
by John Walter and Andrew Moore
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Interactive Futures
In conjunction with the 11th Annual Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

Invisible Cities, A Metaphorical Complex Adaptive System
by Chloé E. Atreya
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Lumia Music In St.Petersburg: Life Is Going On
St. Petersburg Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Reviewed by Mikhail S. Zalivadny

Marguerite Wildenhain: A Diary to Franz
by Dean L. Schwarz, Editor
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Middle of the Moment
by Fred Frith
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Music from the Ocean
by Bob L. Sturm
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

The Past is Not Dead: Facts, Fictions, and Enduring Racial Stereotypes
by Allan Pred
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

The Psychology of Art and the Evolution of the Conscious Brain
by Robert L. Solso
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Santiago Calatrava’s Travels
by Christoph Schaub
Reviewed by Rob Harle (Australia)

Spirit into Matter: The Photographs of Edmund Teske
by Julian Cox
Reviewed by Andrea Dahlberg

Style in the Technical and Tectonic Arts; or, Practical Aesthetics
by Gottfried Semper; introduction by Harry Francis Mallgrave
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Tara's Room: Two Meditations on Transition and Change
by Pauline Oliveiros
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen


February 2005


Architecture’s New Media: Principles, Theories, and Methods of Computer-Aided Design
by Yehuda E. Kalay
Reviewed by Peter Anders


The China Study
by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell
Reviewed by Wilfred Niels Arnold

Computational Discrete Mathematics: Combinatorics and Graph Theory with Mathematica
by Sriram Pemmaraju, Steven Skiena
Reviewed by Martha Patricia Niño Mojica

Cook Book: Gertrude Stein, William Cook, and Le Corbusier
by Roy R. Behrens
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

Data Made Flesh: Embodying Information
by Robert Mitchell and Phillip Thurtle, Editors
Reviewed by Eugene Thacker

Digital Nation: Toward an Inclusive Information Society
by Anthony G. Wilhelm
Reviewed by John F. Barber

First Person: New Media as Story, Performance and Game
by Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Pat Harrigan, Editors
Reviewed by Maia Engeli

Global IT Outsourcing, Software Development Across Borders
by Sundeep Sahay, Brian Nicholson and S. Krishna
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

The Junction
by Ilan Ziv, Director
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Lucien Hervé: Building Images
by Olivier Beer
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Lumière and Company
by Sarah Moon, Director
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Models: The Third Dimension of Science
by Soraya De Chadarevian and Nick Hopwood, Editors
Reviewed by Craig Hilton

Operating Theatres
and
Inhale/Exhale
by Lia Lapithi
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Picturing Machines: 1400-1700
by Wolfgang Lefèvre, Editor
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Robert Smithson and the American Landscape
by Ron Graziani
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Self-Publishing Textbooks and Instructional Materials
by Franklin H. Silverman
Nisar Keshvani

THE 6TH SWISS BIENNIAL ON SCIENCE, TECHNICS + AESTHETICS
6. SCHWEIZER BIENNALE ZU WISSENSCHAFT, TECHNIK + ÄSTHETIK
Consciousness and Teleportation
Reviewed by Michael Punt

Reviews of Takahiko iimura——Film, Video, Multimedia (1978-2001)
by Kazuyo Yasuda, Editor
Reviewed by Andrea Dahlberg

Under the Spell of Dziga Vertov’s Kino-Eye and Kino-Ear: Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, 23rd edition
Reviewed by Martha Blassnigg

The Way Things Go
by Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Directors
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

The World Stopped Watching
by Peter Raymont, Director
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher


Ja
nuary 2005

A New Definition of Art
by Lawrence Casler
Reviewed by Wilfred Niels Arnold


Better Things: An Annotated Visual Essay of Photographs Interpreting the Collection of the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester
by Douglas Holleley
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens


Carnival of Perception: Selected Writings on Art by Guy Brett
by Guy Brett
Reviewed by Katia Maciel


The Cubist Painters
by Guillaume Apollinaire; translated with commentary by Peter Read
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher


David Ehrlich: Citizen of the World
by Oliver Cotte; translated by Sarah Mallinson
Reviewed by Martha Patricia Niño Mojica


Dutch Electronic Arts Festival '04 (DEAF '04): Affective Turbulence: The Art of Open Systems
Presented by V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen


Digital Video Technology——Space and Time in the Exhibition Environment
Time Zones
Tate Modern, London, UK
Reviewed by Martha Blassnigg


DPM: Disruptive Pattern Material: An Encyclopedia of Camouflage: Nature, Military, Culture
by Hardy Blechman and Alex Newman, Editors
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Drug Wars: The Political Economy of Narcotics
by Curtis Marez
Reviewed by Martha Patricia Niño Mojica


Erkki Kurenniemi: The Dawn of DIMI
by Mike Taanila, Editor
Reviewed by Martha Patricia Niño Mojica

Fecal Matters in Early Modern Literature and Art: Studies in Scatology
by Jeff Persels and Russell Ganim, Editors
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

The Fourth Annual National Conference of the American Synesthesia Association, Inc.
The University of California, Berkeley
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Gyromancy
by The Mnemonist Orchestra
and
CMCD: Six Classic Concrete, Electroacoustic and Electronic Works, 1970-1990
by Various Artists
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Human
by Argon-Evolution
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Designing with Kanji: Japanese Character Motifs for Surface, Skin and Spirit
by Shogo Oketani and Leza Lowitz
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

The Maze Game
by Diana Slattery
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

The Object Primer: Agile Model-Driven Development with UML 2.0
by Scott W. Ambler
Reviewed by Martha Patricia Niño Mojica

Problem Solved: A Primer in Design and Communication
by Michael Johnson
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

The 6th International Research Conference: Consciousness Reframed: Qi and Complexity
Sponsored by Planetary Collegium; School of Software, Peking University; Central Reviewed by Dene Grigar

Seurat and the Making of La Grande Jatte
by Robert L. Herbert, with an essay by Neil Harris and contributions by Douglas W. Druick Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Subtitles. On the Foreignness of Film
by Atom Egoyan and Ian Balfour, Editors
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Talking With Computers: Explorations in the Science and Technology of Computing
by Thomas Dean
Reviewed by Martha Patricia Niño Mojica

Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective
by J. Samuel Walker
Reviewed by John F. Barber

A Time and a Place
by Rachel Davies
Reviewed by Aparna Sharma

Where His Hands Decay, Mine Begin
by Rabab Ghazoul
Reviewed by Aparna Sharma

Wild Reckoning: An Anthology Provoked by Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring
John Burnside and Maurice Riordan, Editors
Reviewed by Rob Harle (Australia)

The World Stopped Watching
by Peter Raymont, Director
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher



December 2004


From Airline Reservations to Sonic the Hedgehog: A History of the Software Industry
by Martin Campbell-Kelly
Reviewed by John Knight


Avatar Bodies: A Tantra for Posthumanism
by Ann Weinstone
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell


Beyond the Limits of Thought
by Graham Priest
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Con Brio: Karl Ulbrich Schnabel, Master Teacher of Piano
by Mary Lou Chayes and Beverly Jones
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Earth and Women
by Lyndol Michael, Director
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

The Expediency of Culture: Uses of Culture in the Global Era (Post-Contemporary Interventions)
by George Yúdice
Reviewed by John Knight

Film Art Phenomena
by Nicky Hamlyn
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

Funology: From Usability to Enjoyment
by Mark A. Blythe, Kees Overbeeke, Andrew F. Monk, and Peter C. Wright, Editors
Reviewed by John Knight

The Holocaust Experience
by Oeke Hoogendijk
Reviewed by Andrea Dahlberg

The Interventionists: User's Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life
by Nato Thompson and Gregory Sholette, Editors
Reviewed by John F. Barber

Intima, 89/96-03/04, radical emotions
Intima | virtual base, Ljubljana, 2004
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Irrational Modernism–A Neurasthenic History of New York Dada
by Amelia Jones
Reviewed by Andrea Dahlberg

Kiasma
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

New Philosophy For New Media
by Mark B.N. Hansen
Reviewed by René Beekman

Panopticon
by Relja Penezic, Director
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

Room Pieces
by Michael J. Schumacher
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Sandcastles: Buddhism & Global Finance
by Alexander Oey
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Satisficing Games and Decision Making: With Applications to Engineering and Computer Science
by Wynn C. Stirling
Reviewed by John Knight

Symmetry Comes of Age: The Role of Pattern in Culture
by Dorothy K. Washburn and Donald W. Crowe, Editors
Reviewed by Rob Harle (Australia)

Twilight Clones
by Robert Ziino
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Variety Orchestra
by Brian Woodbury
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Wayward Reproductions: Genealogies of Race and Nation in Transatlantic Modern Thought
by Alys Eve Weinbaum
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher


November 2004


32 Beijing/New York (Issues 1-3)
by Steven Holl and Li Hu, Eds.
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Anime Explosion: The What? Why? & Wow! of Japanese Animation
by Patrick Drazen
Reviewed by John F. Barber

Ars Electronica 2004––The Exhibitions
Linz, Austria; September 2-7, 2004
Reviewed by Maia Engeli

Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form, 1940s-70s
Lynn Zelevansky, Ed.
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Bicycling Science
by David Gordon Wilson
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

The Digital Sublime: Myth, Power and, Cyberspace
by Vincent Mosco
Reviewed by Sean Cubitt

The Geometry of Multiple Images
by Olivier Faugeras and Quang-Tuan Luong
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Ideas That Shaped Buildings
by Fil Hearn
Reviewed by Rob Harle (Australia)

Knock-Off: Revenge on the Logo
by Anette Baldhauf and Katharina Weingartner
Reviewed by Andrea Dahlberg

Metacreation: Art and Artificial Life
by Mitchell Whitelaw
Reviewed by Pia Tikka

Multiples/The Lost Project
by Rocco Di Pietro
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

The New German Cinema: Music, History, and the Matter of Style
by Caryl Flinn
Reviewed by Andrea Dahlberg

Typologies of Industrial Buildings
By Bernd Becher and Hilla Becher
Reviewed by Andrea Dahlberg


October 2004


Ash in the Rainbow
by Haco + Sakamoto Hiromichi
Reviewed by Mike Mosher


Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music
by Christoph Cox and Daniel Warner, Eds.
Reviewed by Dene Grigar


The Boys: Music from the Feature Film
by The Necks
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

Dark Continents: Psychoanalysis and Colonialism
by Ranjana Khanna
Reviewed by Coral Houtman


Digital Ground: Architecture, Pervasive Computing, and Environmental Knowing
by Malcolm McCullough
Reviewed by Rob Harle


The Electric Guitar: A History of an American Icon
by André Millard, Ed.
Review by John F. Barber


Festival Il Cinema Ritrovato 2004
Cineteca del Comune di Bologna and the Mostra Internazionale del Cinema Libero
3-10 July, 2004; Bologna, Italy
Reviewed by Michael Punt


Fresh Talk / Daring Gazes: Conversations on Asian American Art
by Elaine H. Kim, Margo Machida, and Sharon Mizota, Eds.
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen


Jean Desmet and the Early Dutch Film Trade
by Ivo Blom
Reviewed by Tom Gunning


Kuxa Kanema: The Birth of Cinema
by Margarida Cardoso
Reviewed by Andrea Dahlberg


Lost in Rooms
by Lutz Glandien
Reviewed by Mike Mosher


Musical-Aesthetic Education: Synesthesia and Complex Influence of Arts
by N. Kolyadenko. Trans. by V.Skorokhodov
Reviewed by B.Galeyev


Railroad Vision: Photography, Travel and Vision
by Anne M Lyden
Reviewed by George Shortess


Reveries of the Solitary Walker
by Nikola Kodjabashia
and
Koncert!
by Kampec Dolores + Grensco Istvan
Reviewed by Mike Mosher


Slew: A Compilation of Compilation Tracks 1990-2003
by Thomas Dimuzio
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

Space Art
Anomalie Digital_Arts Issue, no.4
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher


Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science
by Lorraine Daston, Eds.
Reviewed by Jan Baetans


Timeshift : Towards an Anthropological Perspective
The World in Twenty-Five Years
Ars Electronica
Reviewed by Martha Blassnigg


Women, Art & Technology
by Judy Malloy (Ed.)
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen



September 2004


ngloModern: Painting and Modernity in Britain and the United States
by Janet Wolff
Reviewed by Bill Seeley


Chronophobia: On Time in the Art of the 1960’s
by Pamela M. Lee
Reviewed by Andrea Dahlberg


A Colloquium on Art/Science/Spirituality Reconnections Within Emerging Planetary Cultures
1st Melilla Festival for the 5 Cultures
Reviewed by Judy Kupferman


Davide Grassi 02-04, Selected Works
by Bojana Kunst, Igor Spanjol, Ana Buigues, and Antonio Caronia
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen


Desert Island and Other Texts, 1953-1974
by Gilles Deleuze; David Lapoujade, Editor; Michael Taormina, Translator
Reviewed by Eugene Thacker


A Field Guide to Bacteria
by Betsey Dexter Dyer
Reviewed by Kasey Asberry


First Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game
by Noah Wardrop-Fruin and Pat Harrigan, Eds.
Reviewd by Jan Baetens


Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
by Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Kazuo Ohno’s World: From Without and Within
by Kazuo Ohno and Yoshito Ohno; Trans. by John Barrett
Reviewed by Allan Graubard


Memories Are Made of This: How Memory Works in Humans and Animals
by Rusiko Bourtchouladze
Reviewed by Rob Harle


Me + +: The Cyborg Self and the Networked City
by William J. Mitchell
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher


A Moment in Time: The Sardari Lal Parasher Retrospective
by The Sarnir Foundation and the Visual Arts Gallery
Reviewed by Aparna Sharma


Monstrosities: Bodies and British Romanticism
by Paul Youngquist
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen


Navigating Stevenson: Digital Artworks by Sara Gadd
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2003
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher


A New York Minute
by Alan Licht
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen



August 2004


Activity-Centered Design: An Ecological Approach to Designing Smart Tools and Usable Systems
Geri Gay and Helene Hembrooke
Reviewed by Rob Harle


Artful History: A Restoration Comedy
by Jason Simon and Mark Dion
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens


The Cinema Effect
by Sean Cubit
Reviewed by Yvonne Spielmann


Design Research: Methods and Perspectives
by Brenda Laurel, Editor
Reviewed by Maia Engeli


Frank Lloyd Wright and the Johnson Wax Buildings
by Jonathan Lipman
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens


Ghouls, Gimmicks, and Gold: Horror Films and the American Movie Business, 1953-1968
by Kevin Heffernan
Review by John F. Barber

God’s Man: A Novel in Woodcuts
by Lynd Ward
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

History After Apartheid: Visual Culture and Public Memory in a Democratic South Africa
by Annie E. Coombes
Reviewed by Andrea Dahlberg

La Commune (Paris 1871)
by Peter Watkins
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Les défis du cybermonde
by Hervé Fischer, Editor
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Neo-Baroque Aesthetics and Contemporary Entertainment
by Angela Ndalianis
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Purity And Provocation: Dogma 95
by Mette Hjort and Scott McKenzie, Editors
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Red Edge
by Frode Gjerstad and Lasse Marhaug
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Rhythm Science
by Paul D. Miller (aka Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid)
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

The Soundscape of Modernity: Architectural Acoustics and the Culture of Listening in America, 1900-1933
by Emily Thompson
Reviewed by Trace Reddell

Tranzition
by Richard Pinhas
Reviewed by Trace Reddel

Understanding Me: Lectures and Interviews
by Marshall McLuhan
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

You Can Hear me
by Ehmes (Pat Mantovi)
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen




July 2004


Advertising Outdoors
by David Bernstein
and
History of the Poster
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Amartya Sen: A Life Re-examined
by Suman Ghose, Director and Producer
Reviewed by Aparna Sharma

America as Second Creation: Technology and Narratives as New Beginnings
by David E. Nye
Reviewed by Michael Punt

The Cinema Effect
by Sean Cubit
Reviewed by Yvonne Spielmann

Close Reading New Media: Analyzing Electronic Media
by Jan Van Looy and Jan Baetens
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

Compelling Visuality: The Work of Art in and out of History
by Claire Farago and Robert Zwijnenberg, Editors
Reviewed by Wilfred Niels Arnold

Digital People: From Bionic Humans to Androids
by Sidney Perkowitz
Reviewed by John F. Barber, Ph. D

Earthly Paradises: Ancient Gardens in History and Archaeology
by Maureen Carroll
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Had gadya: The Only Kid. Facsimile of El Lissitzky's Edition of 1919
by Arnold J. Band, Editor; with an Introduction by Nancy Perloff
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age
by Suzanne Anker and Dorothy Nelkin
Reviewed by George Gessert

Neurology Of The Arts: Painting, Music, Literature
by F. Clifford Rose, Editor
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Photographers of Genius at the Getty
by Weston Naef
Reviewed by Julia Peck

Russia at Play: Leisure Activities at the End of the Tsarist Era
by Louise McReynolds
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Shooting Kennedy: JFK and the Culture of Images
by David M. Lubin
Reviewed by Andrea Dahlberg

Telematic Embrace. Visionary Theories of Art, Technology, and Consciousness
by Roy Ascott. Edited and with an essay by Edward A. Shanken
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Typography: Formation and Transformation
by Willi Kunz
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens


June 2004


American Type Design and Designers
by David Consuegra
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens


Biocosm: The New Scientific Theory of Evolution: Intelligent Life is the Architect of the Universe
by James N. Gardner
Reviewed by Rob Harle


How Images Think
by Ron Burnett
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell


HYLE: International Journal for Philosophy of Chemistry
by Tami I. Spector and Joachim Schummer, Editors
Reviewed by Rob Harle


IT Project Estimation: A Practical Guide to the Costing of Software
by Paul Coombs
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher


Laughter Out of Place: Race, Class, Violence and Sexuality in a Rio Shantytown
by Donna M. Goldstein
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher


Museums for the 21st Century
by Josep Maria Montaner
Reviewed by Dennis Dollens


Odd Man Out: Readings of the Work and Reputation of Edgar Degas
by Carol Armstrong
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Picasso: Style and Meaning
By Elizabeth Cowling
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens


The Red Book of Cultures
Europe-Asia Contemporary Music Festival
Reviewed by Alexandre A. Ovsyannikov

Where Stuff Comes From: How Toasters, Toilets, Cars, Computers and Many Other Things Come to Be As They Are
by Harvey Molotch
Reviewed by John Knight

A Transatlantic Avant-Garde: American Artists in Paris 1918-1939
by Sophie Lévy, Editor
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction
by Nick Montfort
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

Ulm Method and Design: Ulm School of Design 1953-1968
by Ulmer Museum / HfG-Archive, with essays by Gui Bonsiepe, et al
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Luchino Visconti
by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
Reviewed by Andrea Dahlberg


May 2004

Against Fashion: Clothing as Art, 1850-1930
By Radu Stern
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Arcane Devices: Engines of Myth
by David Lee Myers
Reviewed by Curtis E.A. Karnow


ART MOVES: 2003
Department of Art Faculty Exhibiton catalog
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher


Avant-Garde Page Design 1900-1950
by Jaroslav Andel
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens


Beyond Productivity: Information Technology, Innovation, and Creativity
by William J. Mitchell, Allan S. Inouye, and Marjory S. Blumenthal, Editors
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen


Brecht in L.A.
by Rick Mitchell
Reviewed by Andrea Dahlberg


Deep Gossip
by Henry Abelove
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen


Drive-By
by The Necks
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Effigies in Cork
by VRIL
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Essential Sources in the Scientific Study of Consciousness
Bernard J. Baars, William P. Banks, James B. Newman (eds.)
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Jaroslav Rössler: Czech Avant-Garde Photographer
by Vladimir Birgus and Jan Mlcoch, Editors; Derek Paton, Translator
Reviewed by Allan Graubard

The Moving Image
University of Minnesota Press
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher


Prints. Snapshots, Postcards, Messages and Miniatures 1987-2001
by Fred Frith
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Spoors
The Science Group

and

Crashing Icons
Absolute Zero
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Wenda Gu: Art from Middle Kingdom to Biological Millennium
by Mark H.C. Bessire, Editor
Reviewed by Rob Harle


YLEM Journal: Artists Using Science and Technology
Reviewed by Rob Harle


April 2004

Connected or What it Means to Live in the Network Society
by Steven Shaviro
Reviewed by Eugene Thacker


Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation
by Gilles Deleuze; Translated by Daniel W. Smith
Reviewed by Eugene Thacker


Global Cities: Cinema, Architecture, and Urbanism in a Digital Age
Linda Krause and Patrice Petro, Editors
Reviewed by Mike Moshe


Light-sound Musical Harmony:  An Elementary Theory of Audio-Visual Stimuli
by V.V. Afanasjev
Reviewed by Bulat M. Galeyev


Luce: Optical Theatre of Sergei Zorin
by Yu Linnik
Reviewed by Bulat Galeyev

Mapping Benjamin: The Work of Art in the Digital Age
by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht and Michael Marrinan, Editors
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

Marguerite: A Reflection of Herself
by Dominique Auvray
Reviewed by Aaris Sherin
March 2004

Masaccio: Saint Andrew and the Pisa Altarpiece
by Eliot W. Rowlands
Reviewed by Amy Ione


The Matrix of Visual Culture: Working with Deleuze in Film Theory
by Patricia Pisters
Reviewed by David Surman


Oryx and Crake
by Margaret Atwood
Reviewed by George Gessert


Philosophizing Art: Selected Essays
by Arthur C. Danto
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell


Random Order: Robert Rauschenberg and the Neo-Avant Garde
by Branden W. Joseph
Reviewed by Rob Harle


Paul Rand: Modernist Design
by Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens


Reading Psycho-Analysis:  Freud, Rank, Ferenczi, Groddeck
by Peter L. Rudnytsky
Reviewed by Coral Houtman


Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals
by Katie Salen and Eric Zimmerman
Reviewed by Maia Engeli


The Shape of Things: A Philosophy of Design
by Vilém Flusser, trans Anthony Matthews, Intro Martin Pawley
and
Towards a Philosophy of Photography
by Vilém Flusser, trans Anthony Matthews, intro Hubertus Von Amelunxen 
and
Writings
by Vilém Flusser, ed and intro Andreas Ströhl, trans Erik Eisel
and
The Freedom of the Migrant: Objections to Nationalism
by Vilém Flusser, trans Kenneth Kronenberg, ed and intro Anke K Finger,
Reviewed by Sean Cubitt

A Theory of /Cloud/: Toward a History of Painting
by Hubert Damisch.
Reviewed by Ian Verstegen



March 2004
Animal, Vegetable, Video
by Sam Easterson
Reviewed by Luisa Paraguai Donati


The Art of Looking Sideways
by Alan Fletcher
and
Beware Wet Paint
by Alan Fletcher
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Emotional Design: Why We Love (Or Hate) Everyday Things
by Donald Norman
Reviewed by John Knight

Mehmet Güleryüz. Forty Years of Drawing: Retrospective Drawing Exhibition 1963-2003
by Nihal Elvan, Ed.
Reviewed by Aaris Sherin

Painted Love: Prostitution in French Art of the Impressionist Era
by Hollis Clayson
Reviewed by Wilfred Niels Arnold

The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity
by Slavoj Zizek
Reviewed by Rick Mitchell

Sarai Reader 03: Shaping Technologies
by Ravi Vasudevan, Ravi Sundaram, Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta [Sarai], Geert Lovink, Marleen Stikker [Waag], Eds.
Reviewed by Aparna Sharma

Science, Not Art: Ten Scientists' Diaries
Jon Turney, Ed.
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Sex, Time and Power: How Women’s Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution
by Leonard Shlain
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

Windows and Mirrors: Interaction Design, Digital Art, and the Myth of Transparency
by Jay David Bolter and Diane Gromala
Reviewed by Rob Harle


February 2004


The Abyss of Representation: Marxism and the Postmodern Sublime
by George Hartley,
Reviewed by Malcolm Miles


American Modernism: Graphic Design, 1920 to 1960
by R. Roger Remington with Lisa Bodenstedt
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens


Art, Not Chance: Nine Artists' Diaries
by Paul Allen, ed.
Reviewed by Rob Harle


An Atlas of Rare City Maps: Comparative Urban Design 1830-1842
by Melville C. Branch
Reviewed by Kasey Asberrr


Beyond Productivity: Information Technology, Innovation, and Creativity
by William J. Mitchell, Alan S. Inouye, and Marjory S. Blumenthal, Editors
Reviewed by Amy Ione


The Book of the Pharaohs
by Pascal Vernus and Jean Yoyotte
Reviewed by Enzo Ferrara


A Culture of Fact, England, 1550-1720
by Barbara J. Shapiro
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen


Digital Magazine Design
by Paul Honeywill and Daniel Carpenter
Reviewed by Rob Harle


Heteroptera: The Beautiful and the Other or Images of A Mutating World
by Cornelia Hesse-Honegger
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell


The Industrial Design Reader
edited by Carma Gorman
and
Designing for People
by Henry S. Dreyfuss
and
Industrial Strength Design: How Brooks Stevens Shaped Your World
by Glenn Adamson
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens


INTERMEDIA: alteridem.exe
Sabau, G. et al (eds.)
Reviewed by Rob Harle


Introduction to Imaging
by Howard Besser
Reviewed by George Shortess


Spectral Evidence: The Photography of Trauma
by Ulrich Baer
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Teaching at the Bauhaus
by Rainer K. Wick
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

A Thing in Disguise: The Visionary Life of Joseph Paxton
by Kate Colquhoun
Reviewed by Dennis Dollens

Les Unites Semiotiques Temporelles
Nouvelles cles pour l’ecoute
(Outil d’analyse musicale)

CD ROM by MIM (Laboratoire Musique Informatique de Marseille)
Reviewed by Chris Cobb

Women, Art and Technology
edited by Judy Malloy
Reviewed by Aaris Sherin


January 2004

Absurd Summer
by Koji Asano
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen


Anecdotal Theory
by Jane Gallop
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen


Art, Not Chance: Nine Artists' Diaries
edited by Paul Allen
and
Science, Not Art: Ten Scientists' Diaries
edited by Jon Turney
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens


Creation: Life and How to Make It
By Steve Grand
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell


A Culture of Fact: England, 1550-1720
by Barbara J. Shapiro.
Reviewed by Michael Punt


Digital Creativity: A Reader
Edited by Colin Beardon and Lone Malmborg
and
Digital Media Revisited
Edited by Gunnar Liestol, Andrew Morrison, and Terje Rasmussen
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher


The Edge of Surrealism: A Roger Caillois Reader
edited by Claudine Frank; translated by Claudine Frank and Camille Nash
Reviewed by Allan Graubard

The Eighth Day: The Transgenic Art of Eduardo Kac
Edited by Sheilah Britton and Dan Collins
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Eloquent Images: Word and Image in the Age of New Media
by Mary E. Hocks and Michelle R. Kendrick, Eds.
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

Els Altres Arquitectes (The Other Architects)
Museu de Zoologia, Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed by Dennis Dollens

Enough
by Bill McKibben. New York: Henry Holt, 2003.
Reviewed by George Gessert

Genetic Architectures / Arquitecturas genéticas
by Alberto T. Estévez et al. Lumen Books / SITES Books,
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Hacker Culture
By Douglas Thomas. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, 2002.
Reviewed by Eugene Thacker

IN THE GARDEN
Yusef Lateef, Adam Rudolph, Go: Organic Orchestra
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Late Beethoven: Music, Thought, Imagination
By Maynard Solomon
Reviewed by Richard Kade

Masks of the Universe: Changing Ideas on the Nature of the Cosmos
by Edward Harrison.
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Matters of Gravity: Special Effects and Supermen in the 20th Century
by Scott Bukatman
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

The People’s Music
Jon Rose
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Situating El Lissitzky: Vitebsk, Berlin, Moscow
Edited by Nancy Perloff and Brain Reed
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens


Stalinist Values: The Cultural Norms of Soviet Modernity 1917-1941
By David L. Hoffman
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Teaching Graphic Design: Course Offerings and Class Projects from the Leading Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
Edited by Steven Heller
Reviewed by Aaris Sherin


The Trouble with Nature: Sex in Science and Popular Culture
By Roger N. Lancaster
Reviewed by Pia Tikka

Undead Science: Science Studies and the Afterlife of Cold Fusion
by Bart Simon
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Vingt Chansons pour Jean Cocteau
(Twenty Songs for Jean Cocteau)

by Maurice Methot
Reviewed by Chris Cobb




December 2003

Anni Albers and Ancient American Textiles: From Bauhaus to Black Mountain
by Virginia Gardner Troy
Reviewed by Aaris Sherin

Ambiguity in Art and in the Brain
Public lecture by Semir Zeki
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Between Species: Celebrating The Dolphin-Human Bond
by Toni Frohoff & Brenda Peterson, eds.
Reviewed by Rob Harle

A Brush with Life
A film by Glen Salzman and Martin Duckworth
Reviewed by Aaris Sherin

Citizen Designer: Perspectives on Design Responsibility
Edited by Steven Heller and Véronique Vienne
Reviewed by Aaris Sherin

Cymatics: A Study of Wave Phenomena and Vibration
by
Hans Jenny
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Degas Through His Own Eyes
by Michael F. Marmor
Reviewed by Amy Ione


Merz to Émigré and Beyond: Avant-Garde Magazine Design of the Twentieth Century
by Steven Heller
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Primitivism and twentieth-century art: A documentary history
Ed. Jack Flam and Miriam Deutch
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Real-Life X-Files: Investigating the Paranormal
By Joe Nickell.
Reviewed by Michael Punt


The 17th Annual Conference of the Society for Literature and Science
Austin, Texas. October 23-26, 2003
Reviewed by Michael Punt

Vision and art: The biology of seeing
by M. Livingstone
Reviewed by Cynthia Ann Bickley-Green



November 2003

Fagus: Industrial Culture from Werkbund to Bauhaus
By Annemarie Jaeggi
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Lester Beall: Space, Time and Content
By R. Roger Remington.
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens


Black Mountain College: Experiment in art
Edited by Vincent Katz
Reviewed by Chris Cobb


Bill Viola: the Passions
by Peter Sellars and John Walsh
Reviewed by Chris Cobb


Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology, and Consciousness
by Roy Ascott
Reviewed by Sean Cubitt


Prefiguring Cyberculture: An Intellectual History
Darren Tofts, et. al. eds.
Reviewed by Rob Harle


Digital Dragon, High-Technology Enterprises in China
by Adam Segal
Reviewed by
Stefaan van Ryssen

Arranging Things: A Rhetoric of Object Placement
by Leonard Koren
Reviewed by Margaret Dolinsky


Ars Electronica 2003: CODE ' The Language of our Time
Linz, Austria, September 6-11
Reviewed by Maia Engeli

Husserl’s Phenomenology
by Dan Zahavi
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell


Innovations in Education: the art and science partnership
Qatar Foundation, Education City, Doha,
Reviewed by Michael Punt


Foul Perfection
Edited by John C. Welchman
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

The Posthuman Condition: Consciousness Beyond the Brain
by Robert Pepperell.
Reviewed by Rob Harle


Silent Players: A Biographical and Autobiographical Study of 100 Silent Film Actors and Actresses.
by Anthony Slide
Reviewed by Michael Punt

Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation
Thomas W. Laquer Zone Books, New York, 2003
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Step across the border
by Fred Frith
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen


La Biennale di Venezia
50th International Art Exhibition
"Dreams and Conflict. The Dictatorship of the Viewer"
by Francesco Bonami
Reviewed by Yvonne Spielmann



October 2003

Action and Reaction: The Life and Adventure of a Couple
by Jean Starobinski, Translated by Sophie Hawkes with Jeff Fort
Reviewed by Margaret Dolinsky

Beyond Productivity Information Technology, Innovation, and Creativity
by William J. Mitchell, Alan. S. Inouye and Marjory S. Blumenthal
Reviewed by Bronac Ferran

Crepuscular Dawn
by Paul Virilio & Sylvère Lotringer
Reviewed by Sean Cubitt

The Curvature of Spacetime: Newton, Einstein, and Gravitation
By Harald Fritzsch
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Depression Dog
by Toby Olson
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Giants of Delft: Johannes Vermeer and the Natural Philosophers: The Parallel Search for Knowledge during the Age of Discovery
by Robert D. Huerta
Reviewed by David Topper

Howard Finster: Man of Visions
A film by Julie Desroberts, Randy Paskal and Dave Carr
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Illuminating the Renaissance:
The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe
by Thomas Kren and Scot McKendrick
and
Treasures of a Lost Art:
Italian Manuscript Painting of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
by Pia Palladino
Reviewed by
Amy Ione

The Imagined World Made Real: Towards a Natural Science of Culture
by Henry Plotkin.
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Invention of Hysteria: Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the Salpetriere
by George Didi-Huberman
Reviewed by Allan Graubard

12 Japanese Masters
by Maggie Kinser Saik
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Matters of Gravity: Special Effects and Supermen in the 20th Century
by Scott Bukatman
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

The Mayne Inheritance
Written by Rosamond Siemon.
Reviewed by Wilfred Niels Arnold


Memories Are Made of This: How Memory Works in Humans and Animals
By Rusiko Bourtchouladze
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Memory and Dreams: The Creative Human Mind
by George Christos.
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Naturoids: On the Nature of the Artificial
by Massimo Negrotti.
Reviewed by Rob Harle

The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism
Vincent B. Leitch, et al., eds.
Reviewed by Michael Punt


Seeing / Hearing / Speaking
by Takahiko Iimura.
Reviewed by Fred Andersson

Women Artists: The Other Side of the Picture
Reviewed by Aaris Sherin

Zinat: One Special Day
Reviewed by Aaris Sherin


 

September 2003

Against the Modern: Dagnan-Bouveret and the Transformation of the Academic Tradition
by Gabriel P. Weisberg
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

AngloModern: Painting and Modernity in Britain and the United States
by Janet Wolff, Cornell University Press, Ithica and London, 2003
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction
by Jonathan Sterne
Reviewed by Michael Punt

BEAP 02 | The Exhibitions Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth
John Curtin Gallery
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Coded Characters: Media Art by Jill Scott
by Marille Hahne, editor
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

Cognition et création, Explorations cognitives des processus de conception
by Mario Borillo and Jean-Pierre Goulette (eds.)
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Consciousness Reframed 2003: Art and Consciousness in the Post-biological Era The Fifth CAiiA International Research Conference
Reviewed by Pia Tikka

Eisenstein: The Master's House
A film by Naum Klejman, Marianna Kireyewa and Alexander Iskin Website: http://www.frif.com.
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Exodesic: Structures, Tumbleweeds, Electronics
by Dennis L. Dollens.
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Film and Authorship
Edited and with an Introduction by Virginia Wright Wexman
and
The Visual Turn: Classical Film Theory and Art History
Edited and With an Introduction by Angela Dalle Vacche
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature
by Susan E. Lederer
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Hop on Pop, The Politics and Pleasures of Popular Culture
by Henry Jenkins, Tara McPherson and Jane Shattuc, editors
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Index Architecture
Edited by Bernard Tschumi and Matthew Berman
Reviewed by Dennis Dollens

Isamu Noguchi and Modern Japanese Ceramics: A Close Embrace of the Earth
by Louise Allison Cort and Bert Winther-Tamaki.
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Making Space: The Development of Spatial Representation and Reasoning
by Nora S. Newcombe and Janellen Huttenlocher
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Multiculturalism, Postcoloniality, and Transnational Media
Edited and With an Introduction by Ella Shohat and Robert Stam
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Painted Landscapes of the Times: The Art of Sue Coe
A film by Helene Klodawsky
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Picturing Extraterrestrials: Alien Images in Modern Culture
by John F. Moffitt
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

Snap to Grid: A User ‘s Guide to Digital Arts, Media and Cultures
by Peter Lunenfeld
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

The Virtual Score: Representation, Retrieval, Restoration; Computing in Musicology 12
Walter B. Hewlett and Eleanor Selfridge-Field, eds
Reviewed by Richard Kade

Writing and Developing Your College Textbook
Mary Ellen Lepionka
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Zygosis
A film by Gavin Hodge and Tim Morrison
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens


August 2003

The Architecture of Doom
by Peter Cohen
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

The Art of Teaching Art: A Guide for Teaching and Learning the Foundations of Drawing-Based Art
By Deborah Rockman.
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

The Art of Programming, Sonic Acts 2001 conference book
by Frans Evers, Lucas van der Velden and Jan Peter van der Wenden (eds.)
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

The Gendered World of the Bauhaus: The Politics of Power at the Weimar Republic's Premier Art Institute, 1919-1932
By Anja Baumhoff. Peter Lang,
Reviewed by R. Roger Remington

BitArt
By Robert J. Krawczyk
Reviewed by Luisa Paraguai Donati


Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art
Edited by Vincent Katz.
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

boundary 2 an international journal of literature and culture
Co-edited by Keven McLaughlin and Philip Rosen
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Pierre Bourdieu: Sociology Is A Martial Art
Directed by Pierre Carles
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Cyberculture
By Pierre Lévy
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Enactive Consciousness: Perception, Intersubjectivity and Empathy
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell


Fluxus Experience
By Hannah Higgins
Reviewed by Roy Behrens

First Kill
Directed by Coco Schrijber
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

In the Mind of the Architect
Directed by Tim Clark
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Photography's Other Histories
Edited by Christopher Pinney and Nicolas Peterson
Reviewed by Amy Ione


Plants, Patents and the Historian,
(Re)membering in the Age of Genetic Engineering
By Paolo Palladino
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Realism & Antirealism
Edited by William P. Alston
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Towards a Science of Consciousness 2003:
Between Phenomenology and Neuroscience Conference
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

The 50th Venice Biennale, 2003
Reviewed by "Elaine W. Ng

Visual Pedagogy, Media Cultures in and beyond the Classroom
By Brian Goldfarb
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

The New Wave By Itself
Directed by Robert Valey and Andre S. Labarth
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology, and Consciousness.
By Roy Ascott
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen


Seeing/Hearing/Speaking
Takahiro iimura
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher



July 2003

Buddhism & Science: Breaking new ground
Edited by B. Alan Wallace
Reviewed by Aparna Sharma

Exploring Consciousness
by Rita Carter
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Potential Images: Ambiguity and Indeterminacy in Modern Art
by Dario Gamboni
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

The Seduction of the Occult and the Rise of the Fantastic Tale
by Dorothea E. von Mücke.
Reviewed by Michael Punt

SETI 2020: A roadmap for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
by Roland D. Ekers et. al (eds.)
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Valie Export. Media Anagrams (German original: "Mediale Anagramme")
edited by Neue Gesellschaft fuer Bildende Kunst,
Reviewed by Yvonne Spielmann

 

June 2003

The Ambassadors’ Secret: Holbein and the World of the Renaissance
by John North
Reviewed by David Topper

Available Instruments
by William Kleinsasser
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Fix It In Post (Live, 1997-2001)
by The Freight Elevator Quartet,
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

From animals tot animats 7
by Hallam, Bridget, Dario Loreano, John Hallam, Gillian Hayes and Jean-Arcady Meyer (eds.)
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Improvisational Design: Continuous, Responsive Digital
Communication
by Suguru Ishizaki
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

Making Sense of Taste: Food and Philosophy
By Carolyn Korsmeyer
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

Media Worlds: Anthropology on a New Terrain
by Faye D. Ginsburg, Lila Abu-Lughod, and Brian Larkin
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

Nomadic Transitions: Thinking about Art
Chaired by Drs. Jill Scott and Sigrid Schade
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

Other American Voices
by Corinna Belz & Nel Hollander
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Pause & Effect: The Art of Interactive Narrative
By Mark Stephen Maedows
Reviewed by Maia Engeli

Reinventing Pragmatism: American Philosophy at the End of the Twentieth Century
by Joseph Margolis
Reviewed by Ian Verstegen

Sociology is a Martial Art
Directed by Pierre Carles
Reviewed by Michael Punt

Tan-Go: The Best of Tangerine Dream 1990 - 2000
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

Where The Action Is: Foundations of Embodied Interaction
by Paul Dourish
Reviewed by Diane Gromala

 

May 2003

Computer Music Journal, Vol. 26, Number 4, Language Inventors on the Future of Music Software
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Inferno by Tangerine Dream
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

Exploring Science: The Cognition and Development of Discovery Processes by David Klahr
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Robert Irwin Getty Garden
by Lawrence Weschler
Reviewed by Amy Ione


Bodies in Technology
by Don Ihde
Reviewed by Maureen Nappi

Complexity / Art And Complex Systems
Reviewed by
Adrienne Klein and Brian Schwartz

The Road of Excess: A History of Writers on Drugs
by Marcus Boon
Reviewed by George Gessert

El Proyecto Tumble Truss/ The TumbleTruss Project
by Dennis L. Dollens
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

The Art of Humane Education
by Verene, Donald Phillip
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen


Einstein Picasso: Space, Time, and the Beauty that Causes Havoc
by Arthur I. Miller
and
Inner Vision: An Exploration of Art and the Brain
by Semir Zeki
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

 

April 2003

Art lyrique et art numérique, A propos d'une scenographie virtuelle interactive de Norma de Bellini. Actes de la jounée d'études du 17 aoüt 2001
by Alain Bonardi (ed.).
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Coney Island: The People’s Playground
By Michael Immerso.
Reviewed by Michael Punt


Czech Photographic Avant-Garde: 1918-1948
by Vladimír Birgus.
Reviewed by Claire Barliant


Dust Theories
by Kim Cascone
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Fantasies of Fetishism: From Decadence to the Post-Human
by Amanda Fernbach
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Guy Debord and the Situationist International: Texts and Documents
edited by Tom McDonough
Reviewed by Sean Cubitt


The New Wave By Itself
Dir. Robert Valey and André S. Labath
Reviewed by Michael Punt

Problemarket, Problem Stock Exchange, Annual Report 2001-2002
by Davide Grassi and Igor Stromajer.

Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

The Soundscape of Modernity, Architectural Acoustics and the Culture of Listening in America 1900-1933
by Emily Thompson
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Time Stands Still: Muybridge and the Instantaneous Photography Movement
(Exhibition) Guest Curator Philip Prodger, and
Time Stands Still: Muybridge and the Instantaneous Photography Movement
By Philip Prodger and Tom Gunning
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Art and dynamic utopia of interactivity and connectivity:
R. Ascott's "Technoetic Arts"
translated by Yi Won Kon, Yonsei
Reviewed by Jeong Hee Bae


Technoetic Arts
By Ascott, Roy.
Edited and Korean translationby YI, Won-Kon.
Reviewed by Ms. Soh Yeong Roh


March 2003

Introduction to Art Image Access Tools, Standards, and Strategies
edited by Murtha Baca
Reviewed by Chris Cobb

Bernd and Hilla Becher Industrial Landscapes
Reviewed by Chris Cobb

New Works of St.Petersburg Composers Treating Biblical Subjects
Reviewed by M.Zalivadny

Design Humor: The Art of Graphic Wit
by Steven Heller

Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Ezra Pound's Radio Operas
by Margaret Fisher

Reviewed by Chris Cobb

FIRE & ICE Treasures from the Photographic Collection of Frederick Church at Olana Thomas
by Weston Fels and Kevin J. Avery

Reviewed by Chris Cobb

Geometry of Design: Studies in Proportion and Composition
by Kimberly Elam

Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Writing Machines by N. Katherine Hayles
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

Images from Science: An Exhibition of Scientific Photography
by the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Leonardo's Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing Technologies
by Ben Shneiderman

Reviewed by Jack Ox

Lipchitz and the Avant-Garde: From Paris to New York
edited by Joseph Helferstein and Jordana Mendelson

Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

The Senses of Modernism: technology, perception, and aesthetics
by Sara Danius

Reviewed by George Shortess

Othermindedness: the Emergence of Network Culture
by Michael Joyce

Reviewed by Michael R. Mosher

Nowhere in Particular
by Jonathan Miller

Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

The Mathematics of Oz: Mental Gymnastics from Beyond the Edge
by Clifford A. Pickover

Reviewed by Dene Grigar

pict.soul
by Tetsu Inoue and Carl Stone

Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Publicity’s Secret: How Technoculture Capitalizes on Democracy
by Jodi Dean

Reviewed by Chris Cobb

Reload: Rethinking Women + Cyberculture
edited by Mary Flanagan and Austin Booth

Reviewed by Michael R. Mosher

./swank
by Interface
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Shine02.org
Reviewed by Luisa Paraguai Donati

Hanging out in the Virtual Pub Masculinities and Relationships Online
by Lori Kendall

Reviewed by Chris Cobb

Micropolitics of Media Culture: Reading the Rhizomes of Deleuze and Guattari
edited by Patricia Pisters 2001

Reviewed by Michael R. Mosher

 


February 2003

Archimedia: Changes and Challenges (1) Film Archives in the Digital era: New Concepts and new Policies
Nederlands Film Museum, 16-18 January 2003

Reviewed by Michael Punt

Central European Avant-Gardes: Exchange and transformation, 1910-1930 Timothy O. Benson (ed.)
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Conceptual art and painting: Further essays on Art & Language
By Charles Harrison
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

CTRL[SPACE], Rhetorics of Surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother
Thomas Y. Levin, Ursula Frohne and Peter Weibel (eds.)

Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

From Energy to Information: Representation in Science and Technology, Art, and Literature Bruce Clarke and Linda Dalrymple Henderson (eds.)
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Virtual Art: From Illusion to Immersion (Leonardo Books)
by Oliver Grau
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Mille Gilles A film by Ijsbrand van Veelen
Reviewed by Michael Punt

Obey The Giant: Life in the Image World
by Rick Poynor

Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

PARABLES FOR THE VIRTUAL: Movement, affect, sensation
by Brian Massumi.
Reviewed by Angela Ndalianis

Postmodernism and Globalization in Ethnomusicology, An Epistemological Problem by Andy Nercessian
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting by Robert Storr
Gerhard RICHTER 858 David Breskin (ed.)
Reviewed by Amy Ione

The Secret by Eve Hoffman
Reviewed by George Gessert

The Spectre of Hope: With Sebastiäo Salgado and John Berger
Directed by Paul Carlin (VHS)
Migrations by Sebastiäo Salgado
The Children: Refugees and Migrants
by Sebastiäo Salgado and Lelia Wanick Salgado (eds.)

Reviewed by Amy Ione

The Scientific Temper: An Anthology of Stories on Matters of Science
by Anthony R. Michaelis
Reviewed by David Topper

Touch: Sensuous Theory and Multisensory Media
by Laura U. Marks

Reviewed by Dene Grigar

 

January 2003

Iconoclash: Beyond the image wars in science, religion, and art
Edited by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel

Reviewed by Wilfred Niels Arnold

The Body Electric: An Anatomy of the New Bionic Senses
by James Geary

Reviewed by Stephen Wilson

Mediaworks by Nancy Paterson
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

The Virtual Score: Representation, Retrieval, Restoration.
Computing in Musicology 12

edited by Walter B. Hewlett and Eleanor Selfridge-Field

Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Architects + Engineers = Structures
by Ivan Margolius. Wiley-Academy

Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Artmedia VIII – From Aesthetics of Communication to Net Art (Conference)
Reviewed by Maia Engeli, CAiiA-STAR

ArtSci 2002: New Dimensions in Collaboration
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Automobiles by Architects by Ivan Margolius
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed
by Harold Koda. Metropolitan

Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Computer Music Journal: Music Information Processing
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

The Deleuze Connections by John Rajchman
Reviewed by Fred Andersson

DOC(K)S, 3: 21/22/23/24, ‘un notre web’ (‘a web of ours’) Edited by Akenaton (Philippe Castellin and Jean Torregrosa)
Reviewed by Fred Andersson

Envisioning Science: The Design and Craft of the Science Image
by Felice Frankel

Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

JI Festival Internacional de arte, ciencia y technologia: dinamicas fluidas
by Juan Carrete Parrondo (ed.) et. al.

Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Transit by John Fitz Rogers (composer) and Michael Nicollela (guitar)
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Frost photographs by Hans Danuser. Text by Urs Stahel
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Micropolitics of Media Culture: Reading the Rhizomes of Deleuze and Guattari Edited by Patricia Pisters
Reviewed by Michael R. Mosher

Networked Art by Craig J. Saper
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

North America by Curlew
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

pulse music... by John McGuire
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Computers and Typography 2
Compiled by Rosemary Sassoon

Reviewed by Michael R. Mosher

Art, Technology, Consciousness: Mind @ Large
Edited by Roy Ascott

Reviewed by Fred Andersson

 

December 2002

Music and Technology in the Twentieth Century
Ed. Hans Joachim Braun

Reviewed by Chris Cobb

Lewis Carroll, Photographer
by Roger Taylor and Edward Wakeling

Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Exploring Consciousness by Rita Carter
By Amy Ione

Representing Place; Landscape Painting and Maps
By Edward S. Casey

By Amy Ione

Cooper, Dave. Crumple, the Status of Knuckle
Reviewed by George Gessert

Writings by Vilém Flusser
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

Painting Outside the Lines: Patterns of Creativity in Modern Art
by David W. Galenson

Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Mirror of Consciousness: Art, Creativity and Veda
by Anna Bonshek

Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Theater goes Reality TV
Reviewed by Yvonne Spielmann

Society for Literature and Science (SLS) Conference
Reviewed by Ellen K. Levy

YPGPN by Phill Niblock (CD audio)
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

One Place After Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity
by Miwon Kwon

Reviewed by Claire Barliant

11th International Symposium on Electronic Art
Reviewed by Michael Punt

ISEA2002: connecting art & technology with transportation, transit, tourism, and theory Reviewed by Simone Osthoff

Holes–Lining–Threads (Website) by artist: Alicia Felberbaum
Reviewed by Luisa Paraguai Donati

 

November 2002

Designing Sociable Robots by Cynthia L. Breazeal
Reviewed by Stefaan Van Ryssen

The Judgement of the Eye: The Metamorphoses of Geometry—One of the Sources of Visual Perception and Consciousness by Jürgen Weber
Reviewed by Amy Ione

City gorged with dreams: Surrealism and documentary photography in interwar Paris by Ian Walker
Reviewed By Susan Taylor

What is it to be human? (debate) and
What is it to be Human? What Science can and cannot tell us

by Kenan Malik

Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Body and World by Samuel Todes
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Creativity & Cognition 4: Processes and Artefacts:
Art, Technology and Science (conference)

Reviewed by Robert Pepperell




December 2001

Metaphors of Memory: A history of ideas about the mind
By Douwe Draaisma

Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

The Liberating Power of Symbols: Philosophical Essays and
The Postnational Constellation: Political Essays

By Jürgen Habermas

Reviewed by Sean Cubitt

Pure Immanence: Essays on A Life By Gilles Deleuze
Reviewed by Patricia Pisters

Beyond Our Control? By Stuart Biegel
Reviewed by Curtis E.A. Karnow

Music and Memory: An Introduction By Bob Snyder
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Practical WAP By Chris Bennett
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

Vincent Van Gogh: Chemicals, Crisis, and Creativity
By Wilfred N. Arnold

Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Le Corbusier in America: Travels in the Land of the Timid
By Mardges Bacon

Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

The Furniture of Gustav Stickley
By Joseph J. Bavaro and Thomas L. Mossman and
Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Farms By Mark Alan Hewitt

Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Blast: Vorticism 1914-1918 By Paul Edwards
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Design Connoisseur By Steven Heller and Louise Fili and
Texts on Type By Steven Heller and Philip B. Meggs

Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

George Nelson: The Design of Modern Design By Stanley Abercrombie
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Utopian Entrepeneur By Brenda Laurel
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

The Postdigital Membrane By Robert Pepperell and Michael Punt
Reviewed by Dr Robert Mitchell

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November 2001

Displaying the Marvelous: Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dali, and the Surrealist ExhibitionsBy Lewis Kachur
Reviewed by David Gove Surman

ON’ By Lloyd Gibson and Mark Little
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

Duchamp, Love and Death, Even By Juan Antonio Ramírez
Reviewed by Kieran Lyons

The Constructivist Laboratory: Experiments in Graphic Design By Alexander Lavrentiev
Reviewed by Kevin Murray

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October 2001

Eduardo Kac: Telepresence, Biotelematics, Transgenic ArtEdited by Alexandra Kostic, Peter Tomaz Dobrila
Reviewed by Paul Hertz

Art, Technology, Consciousness mind@large Edited by Roy Ascott
Reviewed by Paul Hertz

Synaesthesia: The Strangest Thing By John Harrison
Reviewed by Paul Hertz

Inhuman Reflections: Thinking the Limits of the Human Edited by S. Brewster et al.
Reviewed by Curtis E.A. Karnow

Locus Solus – Site, Identity, Technology and Contemporary Art’ contributors including Stallabrass, Ratnam and van Mourik Broekman
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

Uncommon Ground: Architecture, Technology and Topology by David Leatherbarrow
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

'Annunciation' by Cesare Davolio
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

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September 2001

The Science of Illusions by Jacques Ninio.
Reviewed by David Topper

Material Legacies: Bamboo Edited by Enrique Martinez and Marco Steinberg
Reviewed by Kevin Murray

Visualizations: the Nature Book of Art and Science By Martin Kemp
Reviewed by Wilfred Niels Arnold

How to Build a Mind: Toward Machines with Imagination by Igor Aleksander
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture by Marita Sturken and Lisa Cartwright
Reviewed by Sean Cubitt

How to Build a Mind: Toward Machines with Imagination by Igor Aleksander
Reviewed by Curtis Karnow

The Shattered Self: The End of Natural Evolution by Pierre Baldi
Reviewed by Curtis Karnow

Meaning in Technology by Arnold Pacey
Reviewed by Elisa Giaccardi

Constructivism Laboratory by A. Lavretiev
Reviewed by Ekaterina Lavrentieva

An Aesthetics from Below and Aesthetics from Above - Quantitative Way of Rrapproachement by Y.N. Rags
Reviewed by Alexander P.Mentyukov

The Geometry of Multiple Images by Oliver Faugeras and Quang-Tuan Luong
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

I Levitate. What Next Edited by Aleksandra Kosti
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

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August 2001

The Language of New Media by Lev Manovich.
Reviewed by Sean Cubitt

Ars Electronica Facing the Future Edited by Timothy Druckrey with Ars Electronica.
Reviewed by Stephen Wilson

Cosmic Evolution: The Rise of Complexity in Nature By Eric J. Chaisson
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Infowar. Ars electronica 98. Edited by Gerfried Stocker & Christine Schöpf
Reviewed by Frieder Nake

Digital Book Design and Publishing by Douglas Holleley
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Why Art Cannot Be Taught: A Handbook for Art Students by James Elkins
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

1000 Extra/Ordinary Objects edited by Colors Magazine
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Eadweard Muybridge: The Father of the Motion Picture by Gordon Hendricks
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Jane Morris: The Pre-Raphaelite Model of Beauty by Debra N. Mancoff
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Victor Schreckengost and 20th-Century Design by Henry Adams
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

L'Esprit Nouveau: Purism in Paris 1918-1925 by Carol Eliel
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

The Postdigital Membrane: Imagination, Technology and Desire by Robert Pepperell and Michael Punt
Reviewed by Cliff Pickover

Spacefaring: The Human Dimension by Albert A. Harrison
Reviewed by Cliff Pickover


July 2001

Carl Sagan's Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective By Carl Sagan
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Harry Partch: An Anthology of Critical Perspectives Edited by David Dunn
Reviewed by Robert Coburn

Ptolemy's Geography: An Annotated Translation of the Theoretical Chapters By J. Lennart Berggren and Alexander Jones
Reviewed by David Topper

June 2001

New Wombs: Electronic Bodies and Architectural Disorders By Maria Luisa Palumbo
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Art and Technology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries by Pierre Francastel
Reviewed by Sean Cubitt

Vermeer's Camera: Uncovering the Truth behind the Masterpieces by Philip Steadman
Reviewed by Wilfred Niels Arnold

Structure in Science and Art Edited by Wendy Pullan & Harshad Bhadeshia
Reviewed by David Topper

The Life of a Style: Beginnings and Endings in the Narrative History of Art By Jonathan Gilmore
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Whole Earth Review
Reviewed by Michael Mosher

DIGITAL DESIGN: New Frontiers for the Objects By Paolo Martegani and Riccardo Montenegro
Reviewed by Michael Mosher

Icons of Architecture: The 20th Century Edited by Sabine Thiel-Siling
Icons of Photography: The 20th Century Edited by Peter Stepan
Icons of Design: The 20th Century Edited by Volker Albus, et al.

Reviewed by Roy Behrens

John Sloan on Drawing and Painting: Gist of Art By John Sloan
Reviewed by Roy Behrens

Camouflage Simplified By Eric Sloane
Reviewed by Roy Behrens

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May 2001

Stargazing: Astronomy without a Telescope by Patrick Moore
Reviewed by David Topper

The Eye's Mind: Literary Modernism and Visual Culture by Karen Jacobs
Reviewed by Wilfred Niels Arnold

Multimedia, From Wagner To Virtual Reality Edited by Randall Packer and Ken Jordan
Reviewed by Annick Bureaud

Morphes by Vyacheslav Koleichuk by Linnik Yu
Reviewed by E.V. Sintzov

The Mystery of Theatre Space. Lectures on Scenography by J. Svoboda
Reviewed by E.V. Sintzov

Semiotics of Culture and Art. A Trial of Encyclopaedia. Parts 1 and 2 by S.T. Machlina
Reviewed by S.V.Sintzova

The Autobiographical Lectures of Some Prominent Art Educators Edited by Ralph Raunft
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Graphic Design Timeline: A Century of Design Milestones by Steven Heller and Elinor Pettit
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Art Is Work: Graphic Design, Interiors, Objects, and Illustrations by Milton Glaser
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Sullivan's City: The Meaning of Ornament for Louis Sullivan by David Van Zanten
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

The Hole in My Vision: An Artist's View of His Own Macular Degeneration by Lee Allen
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

1001 Curious Things: Ye Olde Curiosity Shop and Native American Art by Kate C. Duncan
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Genius Moves: 100 Icons of Graphic Design by Steven Heller and Mirko Illic
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

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April 2001

Takahiko Iimura - Retrospective de films et de video SEEING catalogue (in French and Japanese) Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume 1999.
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

Robosapiens: Evolution of a New Species by Faith D'Aluisio and Peter Menzel
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

International Compendium Prix Ars Electronica 1998.
Reviewed by Frieder Nake

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March 2001

Marcel Duchamp by Dawn Ades, Neil Cox and David Hopkins.
Reviewed by Sean Cubitt

Reminiscences on Scriabin by L.L.Sabaneyev.
Reviewed by Irina L.Vanechkina and Bulat M.Galeyev

Ether Music and the Man who Lived 20th Century Russia by Masami Takeuchi.
and
Theremin: Ether Music and Espionage by Albert Glinsky
Reviewed by Irina L.Vanechkina

Music in Unsounding Realms Conference book, Nauka, Moscow.
Reviewed by Eugeny V. Sintzov

Global Interests: Renaissance Art between East & WestLisa Jardine and Jerry Brotton
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Transatlantic Edition of the journal of the German Council on Foreign Relations
Reviewed by Frieder Nake

Kulturchronik, issues 2 & 3 / 2000: News and Views from the Federal Republic of Germany
Reviewed by Frieder Nake

The Universe Unveiled: Instruments and Images through History Edited by Bruce Stephenson, Marvin Bolt, and Anna Felicity Friedman
Reviewed by David Topper

The End of Books-or Books Without End?: Reading Interactive Narratives By J. Yellowlees Douglas
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

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February 2001

Russian Artists in Exile. Reference Book (1917-1939) by Leikind O.L., Makhrov K.W., Severjukhin D.Y.
Reviewed by Bulat M. Galeyev

Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology in the Age of the Internet edited by Ken Goldberg
Reviewed by Yvonne Spielmann
Compare reviews: click here for a review by Eugene Thacker

American Monster by Paul Semonin
Reviewed by George Gessert

Takahiko Iimura - Film et Vidéo by Daniel Charles
Reviewed by Fred Andersson

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January 2001

Descartes and the Possibility of Science by Peter A. Schouls
Reviewed by David Topper

Noise, Water, Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts by Douglas Kahn
Reviewed by Yvonne Spielmann

Color and Meaning: Art, Science, and Symbolism by John Gage
Reviewed by Wilfred Niels Arnold

What is Life? by Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan
Reviewed by Wilfred Niels Arnold

Observing the Moon: The Modern Astronomer's Guide by Gerald North
Reviewed by David Topper

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December 2000

Distant Shores: The Odyssey of Rockwell Kent by Constance Martin
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Fonts & Logos: Font Analysis, Logotype Design, Typography, Type Comparison, and History by Doyald Young
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

The Swastika: Symbol Beyond Redemption by Steven Heller
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Turn-of-the-Century Viennese Patterns and Designs by Koloman Moser
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

The Tulip by Anna Pavord
Reviewed by George Gessert


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November 2000

The Internet: A Writer's Guide by Jane Dorner
Reviewed by Nisar Keshvani

The Discovery of Pictorial Composition: Theories of Visual Order in Painting, 1400-1800 by Thomas Puttfarken
Reviewed by David Topper

Children Draw Music I. Vanechkina and I. Trofimova
Reviewed by István Hargittai

Eduardo Kac: Teleporting an Unknown State an anthology
Reviewed by Robert Pepperell

Music, Cognition, and Computerized Sound An Introduction to Psychoacoustics edited by Perry R. Cook
Reviewed by Paul Hertz

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October 2000

Drawing in Early Renaissance Italy by Francis Ames-Lewis
Reviewed by Wilfred Niels Arnold

Ars Electronica: Facing the Future edited by Timothy Druckrey
Reviewed by Yvonne Spielmann

The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology in the Age of the Internet by Ken Goldberg
Reviewed by Eugene Thacker

From Handel to Hendrix: The Composer in the Public Sphere by Michael Chanan
Reviewed by Sean Cubitt

Journal Review: Digital Creativity edited by Colin Beardon and Lone Malmborg
Reviewed by Yvonne Spielmann

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September 2000

Memory of Images by Aleksandra Manczak
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

Inner Vision, An Exploration of Art and the Brain by Semir Zeki
Reviewed by Jennifer McMahon

Inner Vision, An Exploration of Art and the Brain by Semir Zeki
Reviewed by George K. Shortess

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August 2000

Meta-Morphing: Visual Transformation and the Culture of Quick-Change edited by Vivian Sobchack
Reviewed by Sean Cubitt

Peter Behrens and a New Architecture for the Twentieth Century by Stanford Anderson
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Suspensions of Perception: Attention, Spectacle, and Modern Culture by Jonathan Crary
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Sex Appeal: The Art of Allure in Graphic and Advertising Design edited by Steven Heller
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Lives of the Great 20th-Century Artists by Edward Lucie-Smith
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Theo Van Gogh 1857-1891 by Chris Tsolwijk and Richard Thomson
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

New Media in Late 20th-Century Art by Michael Rush
Reviewed by Kevin Murray

Russian Artists in Exile. Reference Book (1917-1939) by Leikind O.L., Makhrov K.W., Severjukhin D.Y.
Reviewed by Bulat M. Galeyev

Aesthetics from Below and Aesthetics from Above - Quantitative Way of Reapproachement by Yury Nikolaevich Rags
Reviewed by Alexander P. Mentyukov

Children Draw Music by I.Vanechkina, I.Trofimova
Reviewed by B.Galeyev

Cryptorunes, Codes and Secret Writing by Clifford A. Pickover
Reviewed by Curtis Karnow

Guy Debord by Anselm Jappe
Reviewed by Molly Cox

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July 2000

Strange and Charmed: Science and the Contemporary Visual Arts edited by Siän Ede
Reviewed by Jacques Mandelbrojt

Contemporary African Art by Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

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