Diffractive Art Practices: Ecologies of Intra-actions and Difference

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  • Media Art, Mediation and Contemporary Art

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  • Diffractive Art Practices: Ecologies of Intra-actions and Difference

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  • Panel: Media Art, Mediation and Contemporary Art

    In this paper we walk through examples of what we refer to as ‘diffractive art practices’, focusing on works made using digital processes. Computation is presented as an ecology of intra-actions rather than the ‘idea’ or the ‘technological process’ or the ‘material’ in these works. We emphasize that  ‘diffractive art practices’ and the artworks that arise from them bring attention to the role, impact and function of computation. We suggest that such art practices move beyond the bifurcation of New Media Art and Mainstream Contemporary Art and partially reconfigure the ecologies of practices between art, science and humanities.

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