Context Providers Book Launch

Please join the editors of Context Providers – Margot Lovejoy,
Christiane Paul, Victoria Vesna – and contributors Mary Flanagan and
Ellen Levy for a brief introduction to the book, followed by a
reception at The New School, New York.

Context Providers
Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts

edited by Margot Lovejoy
Christiane Paul, Victoria Vesna

Intellect Press, UK / University of Chicago Press

Context Providers explores the ways in which digital art and culture are
challenging and changing the creative process and our ways of
constructing meaning. The authors introduce the concept of artists as
context providers—people who establish networks of information in a
highly collaborative creative process, blurring boundaries between
disciplines. Technological change has affected the function of art, the
role of the artist, and the way artistic productions are shared,
creating a need for flexible information filters as a framework for
establishing meaning and identity. Context Providers considers the work
of media artists today who are directly engaging communities through