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Title: Politicised Socially Engaged Art and New Media Art
Author: Carpenter, Eleanor J.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3520 6226
Awarding Body: University of Sunderland
Current Institution: University of Sunderland
Date of Award: 2008
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Exploring the connections and conflicts within politicised socially engaged new media art practices has involved an investigation into the language, characteristics and methodologies of visual art, new medi~ art (NMA) and socially engaged art (SEA), as well as the hybrid practice of socially engaged new media art (SENMA). The investigation includes research through the practice of curating RISK: Creative Action in Political Culture which presented SEA and NMA practice and encouraged dialogue which informed the themes and vocabularies.The thesis focuses on the vocabulary used to: understand values of object and process; define and utilise different kinds of tools; and describe differences between concepts of interactivity, participation and collaboration. It then contextualises the political relevance of these themes by situating them within current theoretical debates about politicised creative practice in chapter 5, mapping the tensions of political intent, strategy and tactics, distribution and distance. Topologies of different types of networks, platforms and open source development methodologies are used to map parallel concepts between politicised NMA and SEA.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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