Anti-Media: Ephemera on Speculative Arts, Florian Cramer



Anti-Media: Ephemera on Speculative Arts by Florian Cramer

About the book:

1. There is art, and there is anti-art.
2. If that is so, there must also be anti-media.
3. ‘Media’ as a term is as fuzzy as ‘art’.
4. Both ‘art’ and ‘media’ refuse to go away.
Anti-media is what remains if one debunks the notion of media but can’t get rid of it.

This book reflects on anti-copyright, porn, creative industries, post- punk, Arts and Crafts and constructivism, cooking as contemporary art, Oulipo, post-digitality, mezangelle, Anonymous and 4chan, Fluxus, amateurism, file sharing networks, pop culture, 17th century poetry, electroacoustic music, Neonazi communication guerilla, Rotterdam, romanticism, electronic literature, Mail Art, ontology, Super 8, Rosicrucianism and conceptual art.

About the author: Florian Cramer is a practice-oriented research professor for new communication technologies, their cultures and their impact on art and design professions at Creating 010, Rotterdam University of Applied Science. He also is dean of the Parallel University of WORM, Rotterdam’s Institute of Avant-gardistic Recreation.

Colophon: Design: Huug Schipper/Studio Tint. Cover design: WOAU!, Rotterdam. Copy editor: D’Laine Camp.

Florian Cramer, Anti-Media: Ephemera on Speculative Arts, nai010 publishers, Rotterdam, Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam and Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, 2013. ISBN 978-94-62080-31-7. Paperback, sewn, 264 pages, Size: 16 x 23 cm.