[ISEA98] Michelle Wardle (moderator) – Digital Aesthetics

Panel Statement

This panel will question the notion of a digital aesthetic. The debate will centre on the following:

  1. Will digital photographers produce a new aesthetic? Is there an avant-garde in the digital arts?
  2. Does the WWW provide a revolutionary ontology for art practice?
  3. Is there a quest for greater verisimilitude in digital imagery?
  4. What is the constructed reality of the digital image?
  5. Is there a problem with the notion of a media specific aesthetic?
  • Michelle Wardle, Convenor (UK),┬áProgramme Leader, MA Multimedia Arts, Liverpool Art School, Liverpool John Moores University.