EUPHORIA AND DYSTOPIA: THE BANFF NEW MEDIA INSTITUTE DIALOGUES
Edited by Sarah Cook and Sara Diamond
Design and Production by Philip Beesley Architect Inc.
Euphoria and Dystopia: The Banff New Media Institute Dialogues is a compendium of some of the most important thinking about art and technology to have taken place in the last few decades at the international level. Philip Beesley Architect Inc. provided comprehensive design and production of the 1200-page book, working with Riverside Architectural Press and Banff Press. Based on the research of the Banff New Media Institute (BNMI) from 1995 to 2005, the book celebrates the belief that the creative sector, artists and cultural industries, in collaboration with scientists, social scientists and humanists, have a critical role to play in developing technologies that work for human betterment and allow for a more participatory culture. The book is organized by key themes that have underscored the dialogues of the BNMI and within each are carefully edited transcriptions drawn from thousands of hours of audio material documenting BNMI events such as the annual Interactive Screen and the numerous summits and workshops. Each chapter is introduced by an essay from the book editors that discusses the roles of research and artistic co-production at Banff from 1990 to 2005 and a commissioned essay from a leading new media theorist. Includes the catalogue for 'The Art Formerly Known As New Media' exhibition, Walter Phillips Gallery, 2005
Euphoria and Dystopia: The Banff New Media Institute Dialogues
Edited by Sarah Cook and Sara Diamond Foreword by Kellogg Booth and Sidney Fels Essays by Sandra Buckley; Steve Dietz; Jean Gagnon; N. Katherine Hayles; Eric Kluitenberg; Jeff Lieper, Allucquere Rosanne Stone
Afterword by Susan Kennard
Riverside Architectural Press / The Banff Centre Press ISBN: 978-1-894773-22-5 9"x6.5", black and white, soft cover, smythsewn