Affect and the medium of digital data

Nash, A 2013, 'Affect and the medium of digital data', The Fibreculture Journal, no. 21, pp. 10-30.


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Title Affect and the medium of digital data
Author(s) Nash, A
Year 2013
Journal name The Fibreculture Journal
Issue number 21
Start page 10
End page 30
Total pages 21
Publisher Fibreculture Publications
Abstract This paper attempts a technical analysis of the medium of digital data to establish how affect may emerge in that medium. Two central questions here are, first, whether it is possible for two immanently digital entities to establish an affect cycle with each other, and, second, how this relates to affect cycles established between digital data and non-digital entities? It should be possible to build artworks that can test certain of their own intrinsic properties in both these respects. The author had a hand in creating some such artworks, and these are examined later in this paper.
Subject Computer Gaming and Animation
Electronic Media Art
Interactive Media
Keyword(s) affect
digital data
virtual art
multi-user virtual environment
digital art
Copyright notice © 2013 The Fibreculture Journal
ISSN 1449-1443
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