The Living Thing / Notebooks : New media art

My working definition:

Art made using any medium \(X\) such that in most art schools, the Department of \(X\) is less than 50 years old.

Alternative definition:

Anything that science fiction of the 1930s to 1980s hypothesized we’d be doing In The Future, and we finally got around to doing it.


Stuff that is hard to get funding for because it looks suspiciously like video games, perhaps because it is video games.

See generative art for my personal favourite strand thereof.

For an alternative perspective, let me excerpt Near Future Laboratory’s criteria for new media art (from 2008), who claim the indicators of new media art are that: