<< preface

this blog is nina wenhart's collection of resources on the various histories of new media art. it consists mainly of non or very little edited material i found flaneuring on the net, sometimes with my own annotations and comments, sometimes it's also textparts i retyped from books that are out of print.

it is also meant to be an additional resource of information and recommended reading for my students of the prehystories of new media class that i teach at the school of the art institute of chicago in fall 2008.

the focus is on the time period from the beginning of the 20th century up to today.

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>> collection of timelines

Overview of the earliest exhibitions of digital art:

A Critical History of Computer Graphics and Animation

Open Source Telematics Timeline

Video Art Timeline

A History of the Social Web (by Trebor Scholz)

(to be continued)

>> archives of netart



>> the variable media approach

pdf of the whole publication


>> archives of media art - the usual suspects

From "The analytical language of John Wilkins", Jorge Luis Borges:

Acording to a certain Chinese Enzyclopedia animals are divided into:
"(a) belonging to the emperor, (b) embalmed, (c) tame, (d) sucking pigs, (e) sirens, (f) fabulous, (g) stray dogs, (h) included in the present classification, (i) frenzied, (j) innumerable, (k) drawn with a very fine camelhair brush, (l) et cetera, (m) having just broken the water pitcher, (n) that from a long way off look like flies."

V2_ institute for unstable media

database of virtual art
and: for texts on mediaarthistory

daniel langlois foundation


veriable media network


note: most of the archives represented in this list use a very restrictive copyright. this is different from the rest of the material posted in this blog

>> archive.org


>> ubuweb


>> the vasulka archive


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... is a Media Art historian and independent researcher. She is currently writing on "speculative archiving && experimental preservation of Media Art" and graduated from Prof. Oliver Grau's Media Art Histories program at the Danube University in Krems, Austria with a Master Thesis on Descriptive Metadata for Media Arts. For many years, she has been working in the field of archiving/documenting Media Art, recently at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Media.Art.Research and before as the head of the Ars Electronica Futurelab's videostudio, where she created their archives and primarily worked with the archival material. She was teaching the Prehystories of New Media Class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and in the Media Art Histories program at the Danube University Krems.