New media art, or digital media art, is characterized first and foremost by qualities deriving from its digital foundation. Some of them, such as multimediality or virtuality, can be used to describe all of its instances. Others, such as telematicity, hypertextuality or interactivity, which are only characteristic for certain media (albeit, arguably, those most representative for current artistic practice), appear, as a result, only in certain areas of digital art. The network of interrelations between all the aforementioned attributes defines the internal dynamics of new media art and determines the interrelations between its miscellaneous varieties.
- Ryszard W. Kluszczynski University of Lodz, Poland
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