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Thesis Info

LABS ID
00093
Title
Stranger's images: Net Art and an-other representation
Author
Maria Victoria Guglietti
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Degree
Master of Arts in Communication Studies
Year
2004
Number of Pages
117
University
University of Calgary
Thesis Supervisor
Dr. Brian Rusted
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Language(s) of Thesis
English
Department / Discipline
Communication Studies
Languages Familiar to Author
Spanish/English/Italian/French
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Keywords
Net Art/ Epistemology/ Otherness
Abstract: 200-400 words
Stranger’s images: Net Art and another representation By María Victoria Guglietti This thesis explores the way in which the Internet facilitates artists in constructing an-other knowledge, defined as the deconstruction of a Modern and Western regime of knowledge/representation organized around the axis subject/object. Based on Fairclough’s three dimensional Critical Discourse Analysis I have analyzed nine on-line artworks and five months of on-line and face to face interviews with Canadian based on-line artists. The result was a reading of these works in terms of strategies of subversion. I argue that Net Art, art produced, exhibited and distributed for and on the Internet, constitutes a field where it is possible to observe Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) technology’s contribution to the deconstruction of binary oppositions such as self/other, body/mind, technology/nature. This thesis proposes a shift from traditional definitions of Otherness as the non-Self to a notion of Otherness as a locus for reflection, a third term, an “in-betweeness”.