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March 2017

Art Nouveau In Buenos Aires: A love story
by Anat Meidan
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Mirror Affect: Seeing Self, Observing Others in Contemporary Art
by Cristina Albu
Reviewed by Ana Peraica

The Apparently Marginal Activities of Marcel Duchamp
by Elena Filipovic
Reviewed by Edith Doove

The Apparently Marginal Activities of Marcel Duchamp
by Elena Filipovic
Reviewed by Giovanna Costantini

The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene
by Oswald J. Schmitz
Reviewed by Amy Ione







February 2017

Conjugal Visit
by Charles Krafft
Reviewed by Richard Kade

Philosophy of Language
by Vilém Flusser; foreword by Sean Cubitt and translated by Rodrigo Maltez Novaes
Reviewed by Ana Peraica

The Camera Does the Rest: How Polaroid Changed Photography
by Peter Buse
Reviewed by Ana Peraica

The Hidden Third
by Basarab Nicolescu
Reviewed by Rob Harle

The Perversity of Things: Hugo Gernsback on Media, Tinkering and Scientifiction
by Grant Wythoff, Editor Reviewed by Jan Baetens

The Selected Letters of John Cage
by Laura Kuhn, Editor
Reviewed by Ellen Pearlman

Vision: How It Works and What Can Go Wrong
by John E. Dowling and Joseph L. Dowling, Jr.
Reviewed by George Shortess







January 2017

The Intermediality of Narrative Literature
by Jørgen Bruhn
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Pirate Philosophy: For a Digital Posthumanities
by Gary Hall
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Rogue Archives: Digital Cultural Memory and Media Fandom
by Abigail De Kosnik
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

The Ordinary Man of Cinema
by Jean Louis Schefer; Max Cavitch, Noura Wedell and Paul Grant, Translators
Reviewed by Will Luers





December 2016

Cognitive Iconology: How and When Psychology Explains Images
by Ian Verstegen
Reviewed by George K. Shortess

Control - Digitality as Cultural Logic
by Seb Franklin
Reviewed by Ana Peraica

Hunayn ibn Ishaq on His Galen Translations
by John C. Lamoreaux, Editor
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Lost Profiles: Memoirs of Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism
by Philippe Soupault; Alan Bernheimer, Translator
Reviewed by Allan Graubard

Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century
by Lauren Cornell and Ed Halter, Editors
Reviewed by Gabriela Galati

Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures
by Eric R. Kandel
Reviewed by Amy Ione







November 2016

Sonic Time Machines: Explicit Sound, Sirenic Voices, and Implicit Sonicity
by Wolfgang Ernst
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Atari to Zelda Book: Japan's Videogames in Global Contexts
by Mia Consalvo
Reviewed by James Sweeting

William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography
by Mirjam Brusius, Katrina Dean, and Chitra Ramalingam, Editors
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Emotions: Pain and Pleasure in Dutch Paintings of the Golden Age
by Gary Schwartz and Machiel Keestra
Reviewed by Amy Ione

On Stage: the Theatrical Dimension of Video Image
by Matilde Roman; Charles Penwarden, Translator, from On Stage: La Dimension scénique de l'image
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street
by Paula Rabinowitz
Reviewed by Jan Baetens



October 2016

Repainting the Walls of Lunda: Information Colonialism and Angolan Art
by Delinda Collier
and
The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics
by Louis Chude-Sokei
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

Creativity Class: Art School and Culture Work in Postsocialist China
by Lily Chumley
Reviewed by Giovanna Costantini

3D and Animated Lenticular Photography: Between Utopia and Entertainment
by Kim Timby
Reviewed by Jan Baetens




September 2016

Exposing the Film Apparatus - The Film Archive as a Research Laboratory
by Giovana Fossati and Annie van den Oever, Editors
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

Handbook of Collective Intelligence
by Thomas W. Malone & Michael S. Bernstein, Editors
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

The New ABCs of Research: Achieving Breakthrough Collaborations
Ben Shneiderman
Reviewed by Ernest Edmonds

When Movies Were Theater: Architecture, Exhibition, and the Evolution of American Film
by William Paul
Reviewed by Jan Baetens


August 2016

Barnstorming the Prairies. How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest
by Jason Weems
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Leon Golub Powerplay: The Political Portraits
by Jon Bird, Curator
Reviewed by Giovanna Costantini

Raqs Media Collective: Casebook
by Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta (the Collective); Introduction by Philip Monk
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

The Scientist and The Forger: Insights into the Scientific Detection of Forgery in Paintings
by Jehane Ragai
Reviewed by Brian Reffin Smith


July 2016

The Challenge of Surrealism: The Correspondence of Theodor W. Adorno and Elisabeth Lenk
by Susan H Gillespie, Editor and Translator
Reviewed by Kieran Lyons

The Curatorial Conundrum
by Paul O'Neill, Mick Wilson and Lucy Steeds, Editors
Reviewed by Edith Doove

Holograms: A Cultural History
by Sean F. Johnston
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Music of Morocco: From the Library of Congress, Recorded by Paul Bowles, 1959
by Philip Schuyler, Editor
Reviewed by Allan Graubard

Seen and Imagined: The World of Clifford Ross
by Clifford Ross; Jay A. Clarke and Joseph Thompson, Editors
Reviewed by Cecilia Wong


June 2016

Adjusted Margin: Xerography, Art, and Activism in the Late Twentieth Century
by Kate Eichhorn
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

How Games Move Us: Emotion By Design
by Katherine Isbister
Reviewed by James Sweeting

Rituals
by Vincent Moon
Reviewed by Hannah Drayson

Selling Digital Music, Formatting Culture
by Jeremy Wade Morris
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

The Process That Is the World: Cage/Deleuze/Events/Performances
by Joe Panzner
Reviewed by Edith Doove


May 2016

Avant-Garde Museology
by Arseny Zhilyaev, Editor
Reviewed by Amanda Egbe

Art, Peace and Transcendence: Réograms That Elevate and Unite
by Paul Ré
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and The Architectural Association
by Igor Marjanović and Jan Howards
Reviewed by Sana Murrani

Stan VanDerBeek: Poemfield
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Reviewed by Maureen Nappi

When I was A Photographer
by Félix Nadar; Eduardo Cadava and Liana Theodoratou, Translators
Reviewed by Ana Peraica

Women's Views: The Narrative Stereograph in Nineteenth-Century America
by Melody Davis
Reviewed by Jane Hutchinson

Writing and Unwriting (Media) Art History: Erkki Kurenniemi in 2048
by Joasia Krysa and Jussi Parikka, Editors
Reviewed by Amanda Egbe


April 2016

A Geology of Media
by Jussi Parikka
Reviewed by Gabriela Galati

Diffractive Technospaces: A Feminist Approach to the Mediations of Space and Representation
by Federica Timeto
Reviewed by Edith Doove

Illegal Literature: Toward a Disruptive Creativity
by David S. Roh
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

The Internet Unconscious: On the Subject of Electronic Literature
by Sandy Baldwin
Reviewed by Will Luers

The Leonardo Series: Drawings by Anthony Panzera Based on Leonardo da Vinci's Work on Human Proportion
by Anthony Panzera
Reviewed by Giovanna L. Costantini

The Subject of Aesthetics
by Tone Roald
Reviewed by George K. Shortess

Trees of the Brain Roots of the Mind
by Giorgio A.Ascoli
Reviewed by Florence Martellini




March 2016

African Art, Interviews, Narratives: Bodies of Knowledge at Work
Joanna Grabski and Carol Magee, Editors
Reviewed by Jonathan Zilberg

Biocentrism and Modernism
by Oliver A. I. Botar and Isabel Wünsche, Editors
Reviewed by Charissa N. Terranova, PhD

Bloom: Edward Chell
by Emma Brooker, Editor
Reviewed by Jane Hutchinson

Dreaming: A Conceptual Framework for Philosophy of Mind and Empirical Research
by Jennifer M. Windt
Reviewed by Richard Kade

Representation in Scientific Practice Revisited
by Catelijne Coopmans, Janet Vertesi, Michael Lynch, and Steve Woolgar, Editors
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Singular Images, Failed Copies: William Henry Fox Talbot and the Early Photograph
by Vered Maimon
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Thinking in the Dark: Cinema, Theory, Practice
by Murray Pommerance and R. Barton Palmer, Editors
Reviewed by Jan Baetens







February 2016

Art and Science: Works from the Collection of the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
by Paolo Pereira, Text; and Massimo Listri, Photography
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Without Firm Ground – Vilém Flusser and the Arts

Curated by Siegfried Zielinski and Baruch Gottlieb in collaboration with Peter Weibel
Reviewed by Eugenia Stamboliev

Camouflage Cultures: Beyond the Art of Disappearance
by Ann Elias, Ross Harley, and Nicholas Tsoutas, Editors
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

The Experience Machine: Stan VanDerBeek’s Movie-Drome and Expanded Cinema
by Gloria Sutton
Reviewed by Stephen Petersen

Green: The History of a Color
by Michel Pastoureau; Jody Gladding, Translator
Reviewed by Giovanna Costantini

Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home
by Pope Francis
Reviewed by George Gessert

Life’s Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable
by Paul G. Falkowski
Reviewed by Cecilia Wong

Make It New: The History of Silicon Valley Design
by Barry M. Katz; John Maeda, Foreword
Reviewed by Jussi Parikka

Mathematics and Art: A Cultural History
by Lynn Gamwell
Reviewed by Phil Dyke

Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of The Americas
by Sarah J. Montross, Editor
Reviewed by Malgorzata Sugiera

Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers, Second Edition
by Casey Reas and Ben Fry
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

SoftImage: Towards a New Theory of the Digital Image
by Ingrid Hoelzl and Rémi Marie
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

The Storm of Creativity
by Kyna Leski
Reviewed by Rob Harle

The Voice in the Drum: Music, Language, and Emotion in Islamicate East Asia
by Richard K. Wolf
Reviewed by Jonathan Zilberg



Jan 2016

An Introduction to Neuroaesthetics: The Neuroscientific Approach to Aesthetic Experience, Artistic Creativity, and Arts Appreciation
by Jon O. Lauring, Editor
Reviewed by Ian Verstegen

Image Science: Iconology, Visual Culture, and Media Aesthetics
by W.J.T. Mitchell
Reviewed by Ana Peraica, PhD

Inside the Machine: Art and Invention in the Electronic Age
by Megan Prelinger
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

Sara Angelucci: Provenance Unknown
by Emelie Chhangur, Curator
Reviewed by Ana Peraica, PhD

Simple Thoughts
by by Peter Beyls
Reviewed by Brian Reffin Smith

What is Landscape?
by John R. Stilgoe
Reviewed by Giovanna Costantini


Dec 2015

Atlas of Knowledge: Anyone Can Map
by Katy Börner
Reviewed by Brian Reffin Smith

Barry Le Va: The Aesthetic Aftermath
by Michael Maizels
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Headhunters: The Search for a Science of the Mind
by Ben Shephard
Reviewed by Amy Ione

The Pulse of Modernism: Physiological Aesthetics in Fin-de-Siècle Europe
by Robert Brain
Reviewed by Jennifer Ferng

Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature
by Alva Noë
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Studios Before the System. Architecture, Technology, and the Emergence of Cinematic Space
Brian R. Jacobson
Reviewed by Jan Baetens


November 2015

The November 2015 Issue of Leonardo Digital Reviews Remembers Martha Blassnigg
08.09.69 - 27.09.15

by Michael Punt



October 2015

The Poetics of Information Overload: From Gertrude Stein to Conceptual Writing
by Paul Stephens
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Sara Angelucci: Provenance Unknown
by Emelie Chhangur, Curator
Jane Hutchinson

Textures of The Anthropocene: Grain Vapor Ray
Katrin Klingan, Ashkan Sepahvand, Christoph Rosol and Bernd M. Scherer, Editors
Reviewed by Johanna Ickert


September 2015

The Architecture of Error: Matter, Measure, and the Misadventures of Perception
by Francesca Hughes
Reviewed by George Shortess

Art in the Life of Mathematicians
by Anna Kepes Szemerédi, Editor
Reviewed by Phil Dyke

Kyoto Conference 2015—Beyond the Extended Mind: Different Bodies, Dolls, Female Soul and Eastern Spirit
by Kokoro Research Center, Host
Reviewed by Kyoko Tadaoka

Mapping Spaces: Networks of Knowledge in 17th Century Landscape Painting
by Ulrike Gehring & Peter Weibel, Editors
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

Medium, Messenger, Transmission: An Approach to Media Philosophy
by Sybille Krämer
Reviewed by Ana Peraica, PhD

Poetics & Politics: A Documentary Research Symposium
by Aparna Sharma and Irene Gustafson, Organizers
Reviewed by Arushi Singh and Samuel Mark Anderson

The Way Things Go: An Essay on the Matter of Second Modernism
by Aaron Jaffe
Reviewed by Jan Baetens


August 2015

The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online
by Judith Donath
Reviewed by Will Luers

My Father's House: On Will Barnet's Paintings
by Thomas Dumm
Reviewed by Florence Martellini

Of Walking in Ice: Munich-Paris, 23 November-14 December 1974
by Werner Herzog
Reviewed by Edith Doove

The Container Principle: How a Box Changes the Way We Think
by Alexander Klose
Reviewed by Jussi Parikka

World Projects: Global Information before World War I
by Markus Krajewski; translated by Charles Marcrum II
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Why Greatness Cannot Be Planned: The Myth of the Objective
by Kenneth O. Stanley and Joel Lehman
Reviewed by Harold P. de Vladar


July 2015

Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real
by Bernhard Siegert; Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, Translator
Reviewed by Giovanna Costantini

Delete: A Design History of Computer Vapourware
by Paul Atkinson
Reviewed by Hannah Drayson

Digital Shift: The Cultural Logic of Punctuation
by Jeff Scheible
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Federico Fellini: Making A Film
by Federico Fellini; Christopher Burton White, Translator
Reviewed by Allan Graubard

Other Planes of There: Selected Writings
by Renée Green
Reviewed by Edith Doove

Reimagining Cinema: Film at Expo 67
by Monika Kin Gagnon and Janine Marchessault, Editors
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Une Archeologie des Media, Exhibition, Seconde Nature
Curated by PAMAL (Preservation and Art- Media Archeology Lab) and ESA Avignon.
And
Archeologies des Media
By Emmanuel Guez Guest Editor
Reviewed by Roger Malina

Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs
by Michelle Malkin
Reviewed by Richard Kade




June 2015

The Emergence of Video Processing Tools, Vols.1 and 2
by Kathy High, Sherry Miller Hocking and Mona Jimenez, Editors
Reviewed by Ellen Pearlman

Laruelle: Against the Digital
by Alexander R. Galloway
Reviewed by Gabriela Galati

Foucault contre lui-même (Foucault Against Himself)
by François Caillat, Director
Reviewed by Richard Kade

Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World
by Christine L.Borgman
Reviewed by Ana Peraica, PhD

Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention
by Séverine Autesserre
Reviewed by Jonathan Zilberg




May 2015

An Introduction to the Social and Political Philosophy of Bertolt Brecht: Revolution and Aesthetics
by Anthony Squiers
Reviewed by Rob Harle

How Reading Is Written: A Brief Index to Gertrude Stein
by Astrid Lorange
Reviewed by Edith Doove

After Phrenology: Neural Reuse and the Interactive Brain
by Michael L. Anderson
Reviewed by Amy Ione


April 2015

Cine-Dispositives: Essays in Epistemology Across Media
by Francois Albera and Maria Tortajada, Editors
Reviewed by Michael Punt

Formalism and Historicity: Models and Methods in Twentieth-Century Art
by Benjamin H.D.Buchloh
Reviewed by Ana Peraica

The Practice Of Light: A Genealogy of Visual Technologies from Prints to Pixels
by Sean Cubitt
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Sampling Media
by David Laderman and Laurel Westrup, Editors
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

Technè/Technology. Mutations and Appropriations in European Film Studies: The Key Debates Series.
by Annie van den Oever, ed.
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Topless Cellist: The Improbable Life of Charlotte Moorman
by Joan Rothfuss, Introduction by Yoko Ono
Reviewed by Dr Elizabeth McCardell

To Tell the Truth: Working for Change: Documenting Hard Times (1929-1941)
A film by Calvin Skaggs; Narrated by Alex Baldwin
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Tweeting Da Vinci
by Ann C. Pizzorusso
Reviewed by Charles Merguerian.

World War 3 Illustrated 1979-2014
by Peter Kuper and Seth Tobocman, Editors, with Introduction by Bill Ayres
Reviewed by Mike Mosher


March 2015

The Conscious Mind
by Zoltan Torey
Reviewed by Cecilia Wong

The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter
by Katherine Freese
Reviewed by Christopher B. Germann

Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain
by Timothy Verstynen & Bradley Voytek
Reviewed by Brian Reffin Smith

Geometric Design: An Artful Portfolio of Mathematical Graphics
by Christopher Alan Arthur
Reviewed by Phil Dyke

Idolatry and Infinity: Of Art, Math, and God
by David R. Topper
Reviewed by Phil Dyke

The Imaginary App
by Paul D. Miller and Svitlana Matviyenko, Editors
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist
by Martin Clayton and Ron Philo
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Making Mind: Moral Sense and Consciousness in Philosophy, Science, and Literature
by Gregory F. Tague
Kathryn Francis

Science and Art: The Painted Surface
by Antonio Sgamellotti, Brunetto Giovanni Brunetti, and Costanza Miliani, Editors
Reviewed by Brian Reffin Smith

Susan Goethel Campbell: Field Guide
Oakland University Art Gallery
Rochester, MI
10 January-22 February 2015
Reviewed by Giovanna Costantini

The Unleashed Scandal: The End of Control in the Digital Age
by Bernhard Poerksen and Hanne Detel
Reviewed by Ana Peraica




February 2015

Modernism and Its Merchandise: The Spanish Avant-Garde and Material Culture, 1920-1930
by Juli Highfill
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Raqs Media Collective: Casebook
by Michael Maranda, Editor
Reviewed by Edith Doove

Re-collection: Art, New Media, and Social Memory
by Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito
Reviewed by Karen O'Rourke

Subjective Time: The Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience of Temporality
by Valtteri Arstila and Dan Lloyd, Editors
Reviewed by Vaibhav Tyagi

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
by Naomi Klein
Reviewed by George Gessert




January 2015

The Curatorial Avant-Garde: Surrealism and Exhibition Practice in France, 1925-1941
by Adam Jolles
Reviewed by Edith Doove

Phantasmal Media: An Approach to Imagination, Computation, and Expression
by D. Fox Harrell
Reviewed by Brian Reffin Smith

Resisting Abstraction: Robert Delaunay and Vision in the Face of Modernism
by Gordon Hughes
Reviewed by Michael Punt

Art, Science, and Cultural Understanding
by Wilson, Barbara Hawkins, and Stuart Sim, Editors
Reviewed by Jan Baetens




December 2014

The Intelligence of a Machine
by Jean Epstein
with translation and introduction by Christophe Wall-Romana
Reviewed by Martha Blassnigg

TaTa Dada: The Real Life and Celestial Adventures of Tristan Tzara
by Marius Hentea
Reviewed by Edith Doove

Neuroscience: A Historical Introduction
by Mitchell Glickstein
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Poetic Language: Theory and Practice from the Renaissance to the Present
by Tom Jones
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Retracing the Expanded Field: Encounters between Art and Architecture
by Spyros Papapetros and Julian Rose, Editors
Reviewed by Gabriela Galati

Avebury Stones Selected Shaped Carved
by Di Pattison
Reviewed by Jason Paul Stansbie

Automotive Prosthetic: Technological Mediation and the Car in Conceptual Art
by Charissa Terranova
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies
by American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
June 25, 2011 - December 14, 2014
Exhibit website: http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/picturing-science.
Reviewed by Emma Zuroski and Hannah Star Rogers

Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment
Edited by Lukasz Stanek
Reviewed by Jan Baetens




November 2014

Zen-Brain Horizons: Towards a Living Zen
by James H. Austin, M.D.
Reviewed by Jason Paul Stansbie

Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum's Library
by Tom Baione
Reviewed by Hannah Star Rogers

Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording
by David Grubbs
Reviewed by John F. Barber

META-Life: Biotechnologies, Synthetic Biology, ALife and the Arts
by Annick Bureaud, Roger Malina and Louise Whiteley, Editors
Reviewed by David Etxeberria

The Global Contemporary and the Rise of New Art Worlds
by Hans Belting, Andrea Buddensieg, and Peter Weibel, Editors
Reviewed by Flutur Troshani

Animating Film Theory
by Karen Beckman
Reviewed by Amanda Egbe

The Butterfly Defect: How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks and What to Do about It
by Ian Goldin & Mike Mariathasan
Reviewed by Jason Paul Stansbie

Ethos and Narrative Interpretation: The Negotiation of Values in Fiction
by Liesbeth Korthals-Altes
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Fluxus: The Practice of Non-Duality
by Natasha Lushetich
Reviewed by Flutur Troshani

The Outer Limits of Reason: What Science, Mathematics, and Logic Cannot Tell Us
by Noson S. Yanofsky
Reviewed by Thomas Colin




October 2014

If You Could Read My Mind
by Cameron Carpenter, et al
Reviewed by Richard Kade

The 2014 Conference on Neuroesthetics: Seeing Knowing - Vision, Knowledge, Cognition and Aesthetics
by University of California, Berkeley, 6-7 September, 2014 Sponsored by the Minerva Foundation; Co-sponsored by the School of Optometry and Vision Science Program, University of California Berkeley Johanna Drucker, Convener Conference website: http://www.minervaberkeley.org/conferences/seeing-knowing-vision-knowledge-cognition-and-aesthetics
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Real Virtuality: About the Destruction and Multiplication of World
by by Ulrich Gehmann and Martin Reiche
Reviewed by Gabriela Galati

Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian
by A. Douglas Stone
Reviewed by Christopher B. Germann

Forgetting the Art World
by Pamela M. Lee
Reviewed by Flutur Troshani

Love Objects. Emotion, Design and Material Culture
by Anna Moran and Sorcha O'Brien
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Your Everyday Art World
by Lane Relyea
Reviewed by Edith Doove

Re-Collection: Art, New Media and Social Memory
by Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

Self-Projection: The Director's Image in Art Cinema
by Haverty Rugg
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

From Literature to Biterature: Lem, Turing, Darwin and Explorations in Computer Literature, Philosophy of Mind and Cultural Evolution
by Peter Swirski
Reviewed by Enzo Ferrara




September 2014

Umm Kulthum: Artistic Agency and the Shaping of an Arab Legend, 1967-2007
by Laura Lohman
Reviewed by Jonathan Zilberg

Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation
by Joseph Mazur
Reviewed by Phil Dyke

The Human Factor: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture
by Ralph Rugoff, Editor
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program
by David Meerman Scott and Richard Jurek
Reviewed by Stephen Petersen

Avant-Garde Videogames: Playing with Technoculture
by Brian Schrank
Reviewed by Michael Straeubig by .




August 2014

La culture scientifique: pour quoi faire
by Jean-Marc Levy-Leblond
Response by Roger F Malina

Literary Gaming
by Astrid Ensslin
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Conversations on Cognitive Cultural Studies: Literature, Language, and Aesthetics
by Frederick Luis Aldama and Patrick Colm Hogan
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Visualise: Making Art in Context
by Bronac Ferran, Editor
Reviewed by Jonathan Zilberg




July 2014

Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship
by Michael A. Arbib, Editor
Reviewed by Richard Kade

The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art
by Anjan Chatterjee
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Uncertainty in Games
by Greg Costikyan
Reviewed by Cecilia Wong

The Mobile Story: Narrative Practices with Locative Technologies
by Jason Farman, Editor
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents
by Lisa Gitelman
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Chasing Sound: Technology, Culture & the Art of Studio Recording from Edison to the LP
by Susan Schmidt Horning
Reviewed by John F. Barber

Soft Estate
by Edward Chell
Reviewed by Sana Murrani

Zombie 'Pataphysics and Trains Why Not
by Brian Reffin Smith
Reviewed by Pablo Denegri

Seeing is Believing: The Politics of the Visual
by Rod Stoneman
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

Super Cells: Building with Biology
by Nina Tandon and Mitchell Joachim
Reviewed by Michael Ricciardi

Triple Entendre: Furniture Music, Muzak, Muzak-Plus
by Hervé Vanel
Reviewed by Brian Reffin Smith




June 2014

Electric Signs
by Alice Arnold
Reviewed by Martha Patricia Ni–o Mojica

On Listening
by Angus Carlyle and Cathy Lane
Reviewed by John F. Barber

Synthetic Aesthetic
by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Jane Calvert, Pablo Schyfter, Alistair Elfick and Drew Endy
Reviewed by Jason Paul Stansbie

The Sixth Extinction
by Elizabeth Kolbert
Reviewed by George Gessert

Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital
by Museum of Art and Design (MAD)
Reviewed by Hannah Star Rogers

Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Post War Art
by Andrew V. Uroskie
Reviewed by Amanda Egbe




May 2014

The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency and Public Humanities
by Doris Sommer
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

The Culture of the Copy: Striking Likenesses, Unreasonable Facsimiles
by Hillel Schwartz
Reviewed by Brian Reffin Smith

From a Nation Torn: Decolonizing Art and Representation in France, 1945-1962
by Hannah Feldman
Reviewed by Jan Baetens




April 2014

New Guide to Poetry and Poetics
by James Aitchison
Reviewed by Rob Harle

The Atlas of Climate Change: Mapping the World's Greatest Challenge
by Kirstin Dow and Thomas E. Downing
Reviewed by Enzo Ferrara

Matter and Consciousness (3rd Edition)
by Paul M. Churchland
Reviewed by Amy Ione

The World's Next Supermodels
by Ijsbrand van Veelen, Director
Reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi




March 2014

Art and the Senses
by Francesca Bacci and David Melcher, Editors
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Constructing an Avant-Garde: Art in Brazil, 1949-1979
by Sérgio B. Martins
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

Divine Fury: A History of Genius
by Darrin M. McMahon
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Illusion Confusion: The Wonderful World of Optical Deception
by Paul M. Baars
Reviewed by Madalena Grimaldi

Relive: Media Art Histories
by Sean Cubbitt and Paul Thomas, Editors
Reviewed by Jan Baetens




February 2014

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by Nick Montfort, Patsy Baudoin, John Bell, Ian Bogost, Jeremy Douglass, Mark C. Marino, Michael Mateas, Casey Reas, Mark Sample and Noah Vawter
Reviewed by Brian Reffin Smith

Cinema of Actuality: Japanese Avant-Garde Filmmaking in the Season of Image Politics
by Yuriko Furuhata
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

Dreams Before Extinction: Naeemeh Naeemaei
by Paul Semonin, Editor
Reviewed by George Gessert

Memes in Digital Culture
by Limor Shifman
Reviewed by John F. Barber

The Next Thing: Art in the Twenty-First Century
by Pablo Baler, Editor
Reviewed by Giovanna L. Costantini

The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction
by David Wengrow
Reviewed by Michael Punt

Photographic Theory: An Historical Anthology
by Andrew E. Herschberger
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Virtual Modernism: Writing and Technology in the Progressive Era
by Katherine Biers
Reviewed by Jan Baetens




January 2014

700 Artists' Processes
by Maxime Chanson; foreword by Alexandre Quoi
Reviewed by Florence Martellini

The Art of Failure: An Essay on the Pain of Playing Video Games
by Jesper Juul
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Interactive Audiovisual Objects
by Nuno N. Correia
Reviewed by John F. Barber

Molecular Aesthetics
by Peter Weibel and Ljiljana Fruk, Editors
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Sensing Change
Hach Gallery, Center for Contemporary History and Policy Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 1, 2013 - May 2, 2014
Reviewed by Hannah Star Rogers

Walking and Mapping: Artists as Cartographers
by Karen O'Rourke
Reviewed by Mike Leggett




December 2013

Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet
by Finn Brunton
Reviewed by John F. Barber

The Grand Old Lady of Modern Art: Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase
by Isabelle Fleuriet
Reviewed by Kieran Lyons

Sea Change
by Elinor Gallant and Ruth Little, Curators
Reviewed by Elizabeth Straughan and Phillip Nicholson

Storytelling and the Sciences of Mind
by David Herman
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

The Great Camouflage: Writings of Dissent (1941-1945) by Suzanne Césaire
by Daniel Maximin, Editor; Keith L. Walker, Translator
Reviewed by Allan Graubard




November 2013

Action Science: Foundations of an Emerging Discipline
by Wolfgang Prinz, Miriam Beisert, and Arvid Herwig, Editors
Reviewed by Ian Verstegen

After Art
by David Joselit
Reviewed by Kieran Lyons

How Things Shape the Mind: A Theory of Material Engagement
by Lambros Malafouris
Reviewed by Martha Blassnigg

Le Rossignol (The Nightingale)
by Christian Chaudet, Director
Reviewed by Richard Kade

Nancy Holt: Sightlines
by Alena J. Williams, Editor
Reviewed by Jonathan Zilberg

Understanding Pain: Exploring the Perception of Pain
by Fernando Cervero
Reviewed by Cecilia Wong




October 2013

Black Africa, White Marble
by Clemente Bicocchi, Director
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

The Heretical Archive. Digital memory at the end of Film
by Domietta Torlasco
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Hold It Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Ar
by Jennifer Doyle
Reviewed by Florence Martellini

Money, Trains, and Guillotines: Art and Revolution in 1960s Japan
by William A. Marotti
and

From Postwar to Postmodern: Art in Japan 1945-1989
by Doryun Chong, Michio Hayashi, Kenji Kajiya, Fumihiko Sumitomo, Editors
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

Picturing the Cosmos: Hubble Space Telescope Images and the Astronomical Sublime
by Elizabeth A. Kessler
Reviewed by Stephen Petersen

"Raw Data" Is an Oxymoron
by Lisa Gitelman, Editor
Reviewed by Jan Baetens




September 2013

Doctored: The Medicine of Photography in Nineteenth-Century America
by Tanya Sheenan
Reviewed by Hannah Drayson

Game Play
The Brick Theater
Reviewed by Yvan Tina

The Horror Sensorium: Media and the Senses
by Angela Ndalianis
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology
by Jussi Parikka
Reviewed by Anthony Enns

Surrealist Ghostliness
by Katharine Conley
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Theatre, Opera and Consciousness, History and Current Debates
by Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe
Reviewed by Martha Blassnigg

Tromper l’ennemi: L’invention du camouflage moderne en 1914-1918
(Deceiving the Enemy: The Invention of Modern Camouflage, 1914-1918)
By Cécile Coutin
Reviewed by E. Malcolm Parkinson

Visual Histories: Photography in the Popular Imagination
by Malavika Karlekar
Reviewed by Aparna Sharma




August 2013

Art + Science Now: How Scientific Research and Technological Innovation are Becoming Key to 21st Century Aesthetics
by Stephen Wilson
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

At the Borders of Sleep: On Liminal Literature
by Peter Schwenger
Reviewed by Will Luers

Creativity and Academic Activism: Instituting Cultural Studies
by Meaghan Morris and Mette Hjort, Editors
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Ethnography and Virtual Worlds
by Tom Boellstorff, Bonnie Nardi, Celia Pierce, & T. L. Taylor
Reviewed by John F. Barber

Ferocious Reality: Documentary According to Werner Herzog
by Eric Ames
Reviewed by Nameera Ahmed

The Melancholy Art
by Michael Ann Holly
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Russia: A World Apart
by Simon Marsden and Duncan McLaren
Reviewed by Allan Graubard




July 2013

Illusions in Motion. Media Archaeology of the Moving Panorama and Related Spectacles
by Erkki Huhtamo
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

In the Field: The Art of Field Recording
by Cathy Lane and Angus Carlyle, Editors
Reviewed by John F. Barber

Otherness in Hollywood Cinema
by Michael Richardson
Reviewed by Allan Graubard

People's Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier
by Ruha Benjamin
Reviewed by Richard Kade

Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History
by Derek Sayer
Reviewed by Jan Baetens




June 2013

The Beatles and McLuhan: Understanding the Electric Age
by Thomas MacFarlane
Reviewed by John F. Barber

Beyond Contemporary Art
by Etan Jonathan Ilfeld
Reviewed by Florence Martellini

The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art, Revised Edition
by Linda Dalrymple Henderson
Reviewed by Rob Harle

My Life
by Isadora Duncan; with introduction by Joan Acocella
Reviewed by Allan Graubard




May 2013

Afterimage of Empire: Photography in Nineteenth-Century India
by Zahid R. Chaudhary
Reviewed by Aparna Sharma

Art Beyond Art: Ecoaesthetics, a Manifesto for the 21st Century
by Rasheed Araeen
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Dancing around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp
Exhibition at Barbican, London, catalogue by Carlos Basualdo and Erica F. Battle, Editors
Reviewed by Edith Doove

Digital_Humanities
by Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, and Jeffrey Schnapp
Reviewed by George Shortess

From the Enlightenment to Test Bed for the Future: Edinburgh International Science Festival
Edinburgh International Science Festival
Reviewed by Elizabeth R. Straughan and Philip J. Nicholson

The Fairies Return: Or, New Tales for Old
by Peter Davies, edited with an introduction by Maria Tatar
Reviewed by John F. Barber

Mute Poetry, Speaking Pictures
by Leonard Barkan
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Wartime Kiss: Visions of the Moment in the 1940s
by Alexander Nemerov
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

What Was Contemporary Art?
by Richard Meyer
Reviewed by Giovanna L. Costantini




April 2013

Agents of Uncertainty – Mysticism, Scepticism, Buddhism, Art and Poetry
by John Danvers
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

Lesabéndio: An Asteroid Novel
by Paul Scheerbart
Reviewed by John F. Barber

The Substance: One Drop Changes Everything
by Martin Witz
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Philosophical Essays: A Critical Edition – Fernando Pessoa
by Nuno Ribeiro, Editor
Reviewed by Allan Graubard

Pataphysics: A Useless Guide
by Andrew Hugill
Reviewed by Brian Reffin Smith




March 2013

Borges and Memory: Encounters with the Human Brain
by Rodrigo Quian Quiroga
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Captain Cap (vol.1)
by Alphonse Allais; translated from French by Doug Skinner
Reviewed by Edith Doove

Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop
by Mia Fineman
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Interacting: Art, Research and the Creative Practitioner
by Linda Candy and Ernest Edmonds, Editors
Reviewed by Flutur Troshani

The Invention of Heterosexual Culture
by Louis-Georges Tin
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Taliesin Diary: A Year with Frank Lloyd Wright
by Priscilla J. Henken
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens




February 2013

America's Other Audubon
by Joy M. Kiser
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Cameron Live!
by Cameron Carpenter et al
Reviewed by Richard Kade

Computers and Creativity
by Jon McCormack & Mark d'Inverno, Editors
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Computing: A Concise History
by Paul E. Ceruzzi
Reviewed by Brian Reffin Smith

The Loving Story
by Nancy Buirski, Director; Nancy Buirski and Elisabeth Haviland James, Producers
Reviewed by Amy Ione

MP3: The Meaning of a Format
by Jonathan Sterne
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

Music, Sound and Technology in America
by Timothy D. Taylor, Mark Katz, and Tony Grajeda, Editors
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

A Natural History of Laughter
by Jacques Mitsch
Reviewed by Edith Doove

Painting with Architecture in Mind
by Edward Whittaker and Alex Landrum, Editors
Reviewed by Agnieszka Mlicka

Transformative Beauty: Art Museums in Industrial Britain
by Amy Woodson-Boulton
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Waves
by Fredric Raichlen
Reviewed John F. Barber




January 2013

Artwork
by Peter Campbell
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

A Boatload of Wild Irishmen
by Mac Dara Ó Curraidbin, Director; Brian Winston, Scriptwriter
Reviewed by Martha Blassnigg

Dard Hunter: The Graphic Works
by Lawrence Kreisman
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Graphic Design Before Graphic Designers: The Printer as Designer and Craftsman 1700-1914
by David Jury
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot: Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking
by Nina Samuel, Editor
Reviewed by Edith Doove

Rockwell Kent
by Frederick Lewis, Director
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Missions for Thoughtful Gamers
by Andrew Cutting
Reviewed by John F. Barber

Music 109: Notes on Experimental Music
by Alvin Lucier
Reviewed by Richard Kade

The Phantom Army of Alamein: How the Camouflage Unit and Operation Bertram Hoodwinked Rommel
by Rick Stroud
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

The Visioneers: How a Group of Elite Scientists Pursued Space Colonies, Nanotechnologies, and a Limitless Future
by W. Patrick McCray
Reviewed by Roger F Malina




December 2012

Berenice Abbott: Documenting Science
by Ron Kurtz, Editor; with Essays by Julia Van Haaften and John Durant
Reviewed by Hannah Star Rogers

Digital_Humanities
by Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, and Jeffrey Schnapp
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

Gerard Caris: Beşgencilik/Pentagonism
by Ayşe Orhun Gültekin, Editor
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Graphic Design Process: From Problem to Solution
by Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens, Professor of Art and Distinguished Scholar

Linotype: The Film
by Douglas Wilson, Director and Producer
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens, Professor of Art and Distinguished Scholar

Nostalgia: The Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II. The Russia of Czar Nicholas II in laboriously restored historical color photographs by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii
by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii; Robert Klanten, Editor
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens, Professor of Art and Distinguished Scholar

The Physics Book: From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection, 250 Milestones in the History of Physics
by Clifford A. Pickover
Reviewed by Wilfred Niels Arnold Ph.D.

The Poetry of the Possible: Spontaneity, Modernism, and the Multitude
by Joel Nickels
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

To Life!: Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet
by Linda Weintraub
Reviewed by Rob Harle

The Visual Language of Herbert Matter
by Reto Caduff, Director and Writer
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens, Professor of Art and Distinguished Scholar




November 2012

The Alphabet and the Algorithm
by Mario Carpo
Reviewed by Flutur Troshani

The Color Revolution
by Regina Lee Blaszczyk
Reviewed by Roy R. Behrens

Into Eternity
by Michael Madsen
Review by Enzo Ferrara

Science and Conscience: The Life of James Franck
by Jost Lemmerich; Ann M. Hentschel, Translator
Reviewed by Wilfred Niels Arnold Ph.D.

Selected Writings: On Self-Organization, Philosophy, Bioethics, and Judaism
by Henri Atlan; Stefanos Geroulanos & Todd Meyers, Editors
Reviewed by Rob Harle

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science
by Bruce Clark and Manuela Rossini, Editors
Reviewed by Jonathan Zilberg





October 2012


Hello Avatar: Rise of the Networked Generation
by Beth Coleman; forward by Clay Shirky
Reviewed by Dr. Ornella Corazza

The Camera as Historian: Amateur Photographers and Historical Imagination, 1885-1918
by Elizabeth Edwards
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Cinema’s Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács
by Bill Nichols and Michael Renov (eds.)
Reviewed by Nico de Klerk

Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity
by Simon Goldhill
Reviewed by Jennifer Ferng

Boyamba Belgique: Or Why a King Should Not Lose His Sword
by Dries Engels and Bart Van Peel, Directors
and
Berlin 1885: The Division of Africa
by Joël Calmettes
Reviewed by Mike Mosher




September 2012

The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning
by Maggie Nelson
Reviewed by Allan Graubard

Cybertext Poetics: The Critical Landscape of New Media Literary Theory
by Markku Eskelinen
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Deadline Every Second: On Assignment with 12 Associated Press Photojournalists
by Ken Kobré, John Hewitt, Producers
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Photography, and the Media of Reconnaissance
by Hanna Rose Shell
Reviewed by Brian Reffin Smith

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Memories of Origin
by Yuko Nakamura, Director
Reviewed by Giovanna L. Costantini

Lines of Control: Exhibition at Johnson Museum
and Accompanying Catalogue
Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space
by Iftikhar Dadi (Cornell University) and Hammad Nassar (Green Cardamom), Curators
Reviewed by Aparna Sharma

The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies
by Trevor Pinch and Karin Bijsterveld, Editors
Reviewed by John F. Barber

The Universe in Zero Words: The Story of Mathematics as Told through Equations
by Dana MacKenzie
Reviewed by Phil Dyke

Virtuality and the Art of Exhibition: Curatorial Design for the Multimedial Museum
by Vince Dziekan
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

When Biometrics Fail: Gender, Race, and the Technology of Identity
by Shoshana Amielle Magnet
Reviewed By Hannah Drayson






August 2012

Alien Phenomenology: Or, What It's Like To Be A Thing
by Ian Bogost
Reviewed by Brian Reffin Smith

Beyond the Dream Syndicate: Tony Conrad and the Arts after Cage
By Branden W. Joseph
Reviewed by Stephen Petersen

Computing: A Concise History
by Paul E. Ceruzzi
Reviewed by John F. Barber

Debates in the Digital Humanities
by Matthew K. Gold, Editor
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

Freedom in Entangled Worlds: West Papua and the Architecture of Global Power
by Eben Kirksey
Reviewed by C.F. Black

The Future Was Here: The Commodore Amiga
by Jimmy Maher
Reviewed by John F. Barber

High Society: Mind-Altering Drugs in History and Culture
by Mike Jay
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-By Essays on American Dread, American Dreams
by Mark Dery. Foreword by Bruce Sterling
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

The Koran: Back to the Origins of The Book
by Bruno Ulmer
Reviewed by Jonathan Zilberg

Open Access
by Peter Suber
Reviewed by Rob Harle

State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970
by Constance M. Lewallen and Karen Moss
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

Under Blue Cup
by Rosalind E. Krauss
Reviewed by Jan Baetens






July 2012

Coral: Rekindling Venus
by Lynette Wallworth, Artist; Felix Media and Forma, Producer
Reviewed by Elizabeth Straughan


The Exile of Britney Spears: A Tale of 21st Century Consumption
by Christopher R. Smit
Reviewed by Anthony Enns


New Directions in Digital Poetry
by C.T. Funkhouser
Reviewed by Jan Baetens


Pairing of Polarities: The Life and Art of Sonya Rapoport
by Terri Cohn, Editor; with Afterword by Roger Malina
Reviewed by Amy Ione


Remodelling Communication: From WWII to the WWW
by Gary Genosko
Reviewed by Jussi Parikka



June 2012

The Berkshire Glass Works
by William J. Patriquin & Julie L. Sloan
Reviewed by Giovanna L. Costantini

Brunelleschi's Egg: Nature, Art, and Gender in Renaissance Italy
by Mary D. Garrard
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Diane Arbus's 1960s: Auguries of Experience
by Frederick Gross
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Looking for Bruce Conner
by Kevin Hatch
Reviewed by Allan Graubard

On Time in Film / DVD, Performance / Myself (or Video Identity) and Air's Rock
by Takahiko iimura
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

Radio: Essays in Bad Reception
by John Mowitt
Reviewed by John F. Barber

Rethinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking
by Eran Ben-Joseph
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Seducing Time: Selected Prize Winning Videotapes by Lynn Hershman Leeson 1984-2008
Microcinema International
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

Trade of the Tricks: Inside the Magician's Craft
by Graham M. Jones
Reviewed by Brian Reffin Smith




May 2012

Are You Experienced? How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art
by Ken Johnson
Reviewed by Nicolas Langlitz

Beyond the Brain: How Body and Environment Shape Animal and Human Minds
by Louise Barrett
Reviewed by Dr Elizabeth McCardell

A Different Light: The Photography of Sebastião Salgado
by Parvati Nair
Reviewed by Giovanna L. Costantini

The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
by Jon Gertner
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Infinite Instances: Studies and Images of Time
by Olga Ast
Reviewed by Jack Ox

John Cage
by Julia Robinson, Editor
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Mobile Interface Theory: Embodied Space and Locative Media
by Jason Farman
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

Number Crunching: Taming Unruly Computational Problems from Mathematical Physics to Science Fiction
by Paul J. Nahim
Reviewed by Irene Kaimi

The Right to Look: A Counterhistory of Visuality
Nicholas Mirzoeff
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Silence: Lectures and Writings
by John Cage
Reviewed by John F. Barber

What is Science?
by Sundar Sarukkai
Reviewed by Roger F Malina




April 2012

Automata and Mimesis on the Stage of Theatre History
by Kara Reilly
Reviewed by John F. Barber


Beyond the Brain: How Body and Environment Shape Animal and Human Minds
by Louise Barrett
Reviewed by Daniel J. Povinelli


3-D Displays and Spatial Interaction, Vol. 1 From Perception to Technology
by Barry G. Blundell
Reviewed by George Shortess


The Fossil Chronicles: How Two Controversial Discoveries Changed Our View of Human Evolution
by Dean Falk
Reviewed by Rob Harle


Global Icons. Apertures to the Popular
by Bishnupriya Ghosh
Reviewed by Jan Baetens


Imagery in the 21st Century
by Oliver Grau, Editor; with Thomas Veigl
Reviewed by Amy Ione


New Art/Science Affinities
by Andrea Grover, Régine Debatty, Claire Evans, Pablo Garcia, Thumb
Reviewed by Brian Reffin Smith


Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface
by Robin Clark; foreword by Hugh M. Davies
Reviewed by Giovanna L. Costantini


The Self-Made Map: Cartographic Writing in Early Modern France
by Tom Conley

and

The Face of the Earth: Natural Landscapes, Science and Culture
by SueEllen Campbell
Reviewed by Mike Leggett


Ship Shape: A Dazzle Camouflage Sourcebook
by Roy R. Behrens
Reviewed by Mike Leggett





March 2012

Alfred Jarry: A Pataphysical Life
by Alastair Brotchie
Reviewed by Allan Graubard


Cinema and Experience: Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno
by Miriam Bratu Hansen
Reviewed by Jan Baetens


Duets: 1975-1976
by Jim Shaw and Mike Kelley
Reviewed by Mike Mosher


The Fossil Chronicles: How Two Controversial Discoveries Changed Our View of Human Evolution
by Dean Falk
Reviewed by Rob Harle


Great Discoveries in Medicine
by William Bynum, Helen Bynum, Editors
Reviewed by Enzo Ferrara


The Hierarchies of Cuckoldry and Bankruptcy
by Charles Fourier; translated and with an introduction by Geoffrey Longnecker
Reviewed by Mike Mosher


Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History
by David Christian, foreword by William H. McNeill
Reviewed by Enzo Ferrara


Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age
by Douglas Rushkoff
Reviewed by John F. Barber





February 2012

Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life
by Brandon LaBelle
Reviewed by John F. Barber


Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human
by Deborah Christie, Sarah Juliet Lauro, Editors
Reviewed by Brian Reffin Smith


Facebook's "Adorno Changed My Life"
by Georg Boch, Director
Reviewed by Mike Mosher


Gaming Matters: Art, Science, Magic, and the Computer Game Medium
by Judd Ethan Ruggill and Ken S. McAllister
Reviewed by John F. Barber


How to Do Things with Videogames
by Ian Bogost
Reviewed by John F. Barber


Magical Mathematics
by Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham; foreword by Martin Gardner
Reviewed by Phil Dyke


Modernism After Wagner
by Juliet Koss
Reviewed by Martha Blassnigg


Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects
by Paola Antonelli
Reviewed by John F. Barber


Twilight Visions. Surrealism and Paris
by Therese Lichtenstein
Reviewed by Jan Baetens



January 2012

Art and the Senses
by Francesca Bacci and David Melcher, Editors
Reviewed by Rob Harle


Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
by Irene Gammel and Suzanne Zelazo, Editors
Reviewed by Allan Graubard


The End of Energy: The Unmaking of America's Environment, Security, and Independence
by Michael J. Graetz
C.F. Black


With Magnetic Fields Disrupted
by Sproton Layer
Reviewed by Mike Mosher


Television as Digital Media
by James Bennett and Niki Strange, Editors
Reviewed by John F. Barber


The Terror of History. On the Uncertainties of Life in Western Civilization
by Teofilo F. Ruiz
Reviewed by Jan Baetens


Players Unleashed! Modding The Sims and the Culture of Gaming
by Tanja Sihvonen
Reviewed by Hannah Drayson



December 2011

The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform the World
by David Deutsch
Reviewed by Richard Kade

The Color of Your Socks: A Year with Pipilotti Rist
by Michael Hegglin, Director
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing
by Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell
Reviewed by John Vines 

Helmholtz: From Enlightenment to Neuroscience
by Michel Meulders; edited and translated by Laurence Garey
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Switching Codes: Thinking Through Digital Technology in the Humanities and the Arts
by T. Bartscherer & R. Coover, Editors
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Through The Looking Glass
by Francisco López
Reviewed by Eugene Thacker

Materials Received Plymouth December 2011
Compiled by Martin Woodward





November 2011


Contemporary Art In Asia - A Critical Reader
by Melissa Chiu and Benjamin Genocchio, Editors
Reviewed by Ellen Pearlman


The Deaths of the Author: Reading and Writing in Time
by Jane Gallop
Reviewed by Jan Baeten


Divine Machines: Leibniz and the Sciences of Life
by Justin E. H. Smith
Reviewed by Rob Harle


A Little-Known Story About a Movement, a Magazine, and the Computer's Arrival in Art: New Tendencies and Bit International, 1961-1973
by Margit Rosen, Editor
Reviewed by Brian Reffin Smith


Performing Presence: Between the Live and the Simulated
by Gabriella Giannachi and Nick Kaye
Reviewed by Elizabeth McCardell


Secrets of Women: Gender, Generation, and the Origins of Human Dissection
by Katharine Park
Reviewed by Dr Jac Saorsa


The Techno-Human Condition
by Braden R. Allenby & Daniel Sarewitz
Reviewed by Rob Harle


Art Biennale - Venice, Italy
Illuminations: 54th International Art Exhibition, June 4th - November 27th, 2011
Reviewed by Yvonne Spielmann


New Materials Received in Plymouth November 2011
Compiled by Martyn Ward



Bach Jazz: Güher and Süher Pekinel Featuring the Jacques Loussier Trio
by Barrie Gavin, Hanno Rinke, et al., Directors
Reviewed by Richard Kade

Cutting Across Media: Appropriation Art, Interventionist Collage, and Copyright Law
by Kembrew McLeod & Rudolf Kuenzli, Editors
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Destroy All Monsters Magazine 1976-1979
by Destroy All Monsters
Reviewed by Mike Mosher

A Field Guide to a New Meta-Field: Bridging the Humanities -Neuroscience Divide
by Barbara Maria Stafford, Editor
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Green Light: Toward an Art of Evolution
by George Gessert
Reviewed by Craig Hilton

Institutional Critique: An Anthology of Artists' Writings
by Alexander Alberro and Blake Stimson, Editors
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Modern Gestures: Abraham Walkowitz Draws Isadora Duncan Dancing
by Ann Cooper Albright
Reviewed by Giovanna L. Costantini

Remixthebook
by Mark Amerika
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Transmission Arts: Artists & Airwaves
by Galen Joseph-Hunter, Penny Duff, and Maria Papadomanolaki, Editors
Reviewed by John F. Barber




September 2011

Malamp: The Occurrence of Deformities in Amphibians, Brandon Ballengée
Nicola Triscott and Miranda Pope, Editors
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

The Milemete Treatise and Companion Secretum Secretorum: Iconography, Audience, and Patronage in Fourteenth-Century England
by Libby Karlinger Escobedo
Reviewed by Rob Harle

The Philosophy of Software: Code and Mediation in the Digital Age
by David M. Berry
Reviewed by Jussi Parikka

Situated Aesthetics: Art Beyond the Skin
by Riccardo Manzotti
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo
by Nicolas de Monchaux
Reviewed by Valérie Lamontagne

Materials Received Plymouth September 2011
Compiled by Martyn Woodward


August 2011


Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Primitive
Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions, with Gary Carrion-Murayari, Associate Curator
Reviewed by Aparna Sharma


Bauhaus Dream-house - Modernity and globalization

by Katerina Rüedi Ray

Reviewed by Florence Martellini


Celluloid Symphonies. Texts and Contexts in Film Music History

Julie Hubbert, Editor

Reviewed by Jan Baetens


Digital Practices: Aesthetic and Neuroesthetic Approaches to Performance and Technology

by Susan Broadhurst

Reviewed by Rob Harle


Harnessed: How Language and Music Mimicked Nature and Transformed Ape to Man

by Mark Changizi

Reviewed by Richard Kade


The History of Jungle Gardens

by Lisa B. Osborn, Shane K. Bernard, and Scott Carroll, Editors

Reviewed by Allan Graubard


Inside Jokes — Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind

by Matthew M. Hurley, Daniel C. Dennett, and Reginald B. Adams, Jr., Editors

Reviewed by Edith Doove


Perpetual Motion Machine: The Story of an Invention

by Paul Scheerbart; Andrew Joron, Translator

Reviewed by Martha Patricia Niño Mojica


Materials Received Plymouth August 2011

Compiled by Martyn Woodward





July 2011

Arnheim for Film and Media Studies
by Scott Higgins, Editor
Reviewed by Ian Verstegen

ArtScience: A Journey Through Creativity - permanent exhibition and Travelling the Silk Road exhibition
Reviewed by Stella Veciana

Design Thinking: Understanding How Designers Think and Work
by Nigel Cross
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

East Bay Open Studios Preview Exhibition and East Bay Open Studios 2011
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Fastwürms Donky@Ninja@Witch: A Living Retrospective
by Philip Monk
Reviewed by Rob Harle

The Horizon: A History of Our Infinite Longing
by Didier Maleuvre
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading: Tales of the Computer as Culture Machine
by Peter Lunenfeld
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Think Art - Act Science (Pensar art – Actuar ciència): Swiss artists-in-labs
by Irène Hediger, Curator

and

Visceral: The Living Art Experiment
by Orton Catts and Ionat Zurr, Curators
both reviewed by Harriet Hawkins, Deborah Dixon and Elizabeth Straughan

New materials received - July 2011
Compiled by Martyn Woodward




June 2011


Affect and Artificial Intelligence
by Elizabeth A. Wilson
Reviewed by Jussi Parikka

A Women's Berlin: Building the Modern City
by Despina Stratigakos
Reviewed by Zainub Verjee

Contemporary Art in Eastern Europe
by Nikos Kotsopoulos, Editor
Reviewed by Florence Martellini

Grafik Dynamo
by Kate Armstrong and Michael Tippett, with essay by Joseph Tabbi
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

Lab Coats in Hollywood: Science, Scientists and Cinema
by David A. Kirby

and

From IBM to MGM: Cinema at the Dawn of the Digital Age
by Andrew Utterson
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

Le Sel de la Semaine: Henry Miller
by Fernand Seguin

Poison Woman: Figuring Female Transgression in Modern Japanese Culture
by Christine L. Marran

and

The Rule of Mars: Readings on the Origins. History and Impact of Patriarchy
by Cristina Biaggi, Editor
Reviewed by Jonathan Zilberg

Making Art History: A Changing Discipline and Its Institutions
by Elizabeth C. Mansfield, Editor
Reviewed by Jonathan Zilberg

Theories of International Politics and Zombies
by Daniel W. Drezner
Reviewed by Anna B.Creagh

Water, Place, & Equity
by John M. Whiteley, Helen Ingram & Richard Warren Perry, Editors
Reviewed by Zainub Verjee

Zones of Re-membering: Time, Memory, and (un)Consciousness
by Don Gifford; D. E. Morse, Editor
Reviewed by Rob Harle

New Materials Received - June 2011
Compiled by Martyn Woodward



May 2011

Compression & Purity
by Will Alexander 
Reviewed by Allan Graubard

Interface Criticism: Aesthetics Beyond Buttons
by Christian Ulrik Andersen & Soren Pold, Editors
Reviewed by Ellen Pearlman

The Filming of Modern Life. European Avant-Garde Film of the 1920s
by Malcolm Turvey
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Lumo: One Woman's Struggle to Heal in a Nation Beset by War
by Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt and Nelson Walker III
Reviewed by Jonathan Zilberg

Paris 1919: Inside The Peace Talks That Changed The World
by Paul Cowan
Reviewed by Jonathan Zilberg

Octopus Time: Bellmer Painting
by Herbert Lust
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

A Touch of Blossom: John Singer Sargent and the Queer Flora of Fin-de-Siècle Art
by Alison Syme
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

U-n-f-o-l-d: A Cultural Response to Climate Change
Museum of Contemporary Photography and Glass Curtain Gallery
Reviewed by Elizabeth Straughan, Deborah Dixon and Harriet Hawkins

New Materials Received - May 2011
Compiled by Martyn Woodward


April 2011


Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-2000
by Steve Anker, Kathy Geritz, Steve Seid, Editors
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

Performing the Archive: The Transformation of the Archives in Contemporary Art from Repository of Documents to Art Medium
by Simone Osthoff
Reviewed by Jonathan Zilberg

Transdiscourse 1: Mediated Environments
by Andrea Gleiniger, Angelika Hilbeck, Jill Scott, Editors
Reviewed by Rob Harle

In Praise of Copying
by Marcus Boon
Reviewed by Amy Ione

New Realisms: 1957-1962: Object Strategies Between Readymade and Spectacle
by Julia Robinson, Editor
Reviewed by Stephen Petersen

La science (n')e(s)t (pas) l'art :  Brèves rencontres
by Jean-Marc Levy-Leblond
Reviewed by Jacques Mandelbrojt

New Materials Received - April 2011
Compiled by Martyn Woodward


March 2011

Air
by John Knechtel, Editor
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas by Rebecca Solnit
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Regards croisés: Perspectives on Digital Literature
by Sandy Baldwin and Philippe Bootz, Editors
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction
Arthur B. Evans, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Rob Latham, and Carol McGuirk, Editors
Reviewed by Enzo Ferrara

New Materials Received - March 2011
Compiled by Martyn Woodward


February 2011

Archeology of Violence, New Edition
by Pierre Clastres; trans. Jeanine Herman and Ashley Lebner
Reviewed by Allan Graubard

Autobiography of Mark Twain. The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Volume 1
by Harriet Elinor Smith et al, editors
Reviewed by Richard Kade

BioArt and the Vitality of Media
by Robert E. Mitchell
Reviewed by Daniel López del Rincón

Contemporary Chinese Art: Primary Documents
by Wu Hung, editor; with the assistance of Peggy Wang
Reviewed by Ellen Pearlman

Dans l'atelier de l'art ExpŽriences Cognitives (The Art Workshop - Cognitive Experiments)
by Mario Borillo
Reviewed by Florence Martellini


January 2011

3D Typography
by Jeanette Abbink & Emily CM Anderson
Reviewed by Martha Patricia Niño Mojica

Fast Feminism
by Shannon Bell

and

Leaving Art: Writings on Performance, Politics and Publics, 1974-2007
by Suzanne Lacy
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Hypertext and the Female Imaginary
by Jaishree K. Odin
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Leo Villareal
by San Jose Museum of Art, Editor
Reviewed by Rob Harle

On Fact and Fraud: Cautionary Tales from the Front Lines of Science
by David Goodstein
Reviewed by Jonathan Zilberg

Nancy Spero: The Work
by Christopher Lyon
Reviewed by Giovanna L. Costantini

Perpetual Inventory
by Rosalind E. Krauss
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Reframing Photography: Theory and Practice
by Rebekah Modrak and Bill Anthes
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Surrounded By Waves
by Jean-Christophe Ribot, Director
Reviewed by Rob Harle

We Can Change The Weather - 100 Cases of Changeability
by Marleen Wynants
Reviewed by Edith Doove

December 2010

Blog Theory. Feedback and Capture in the Circuits of Drive
by Jodi Dean
Reviewed by Jussi Parikka

Casablanca - Movies and Memory
by Marc Auge; Tom Conley, Trans.
Reviewed by Mike Leggett

Dara Birnbaum: Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman

by T.J. Demos
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Designing Things: A Critical Introduction to the Culture of Objects
by Prasad Boradkar
Reviewed by John Vines

Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art
by Laura U. Marks
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Laughter - Notes on a Passion
by Anca Parvulescu
Reviewed by Edith Doove

Manhood Factories: YMCA Architecture and the Making of Modern Urban Culture
by Paula Lupkin
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Mapping Intermediality in Performance
by Sarah Bay-Cheng, Chiel Kattenbelt, Andy Lavender, and Robin Nelson
Reviewed by Dene Grigar

Mashup Cultures
by Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss, Editor
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

The Object Reader
by Fiona Candlin and Raiford Guins, Editors
Reviewed by Martha Blassnigg

Singing Rainbow

International Festival of Contemporary Light-Sound Art
2-5 October, 2010
Reviewed by Jörg Jewanski and Michael Haverkamp



November 2010

Curating Consciousness: Mysticism and the Modern Museum
by Marcia Brennan
Reviewed by George Shortess

Cybernetics: Art, Design, Mathematics - A Meta-Disciplinary Conversation
C:ADM 2010 - International Conference
July 30 - August 02 2010
Reviewed by Claudia Westermann

The England's Dreaming Tapes
by Jon Savage
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Findings On Elasticity
by Hester Aardse and Astrid van Baalen, Editors
Reviewed by Liz Nicol

How to Catch a Robot Rat: When Biology Inspires Innovation
by Agnes Guillot and Jean-Arcady Meyer; translated by Susan Emanuel
Reviewed by Rob Harle

ISEA 2010 Ruhr
Reviewed by Simone Osthoff

Method
by Dick Raaijmakers; edited and translated by Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei
Reviewed by Rene Beekman

Photo-texts: Contemporary French Writing of the Photographic Image
by Andy Stafford
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Books Received November 2010
Compiled by Martyn Woodward



October 2010


Bring on the Books for Everybody: How Literary Culture Became Popular Culture
by Jim Collins
Reviewed by Jan Baetens


Charles M Schulz: My Life with Charlie Brown
by M. Thomas Inge, Editor, and (introduction)
Reviewed by Richard Land


Cold War on the Home Front: The Soft Power of Midcentury Design
by Greg Castillo
Reviewed by Lisa Graham


Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight
by David A. Mindell
Reviewed by Maureen Nappi


Liverpool Biennial: International Festival of Contemporary Art
Liverpool, UK
Reviewed by Edith Doove


Premediation: Affect and Mediality After 9/11
by Richard Grusin
Reviewed by Jussi Parikka


Materials Received Plymouth, September 2010
Compiled by John Vines


September 2010

The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)
by Ellen Kuras, Director; Thavisouk Phrasavath, Co-Director
Reviewed by Abhijit Sen

Electronic Elsewheres: Media, Technology, and the Experience of Social Space
by Chris Berry, Soyoung Kim, and Lynn Spigel, Editors
Reviewed by Martha Patricia Nino

Fleeing from Absence: Four Cross-Disciplinary Essays on Time, Its Nature and Its Interpretations
by Olga Ast and Jula Druk
Reviewed by Jack Ox

Inside the Death Drive: Excess and Apocalypse in the World of the Chapman Brothers (Tate Liverpool Critical Forum, Vol. 11)
by Jonathan Harris (ed.)
Reviewed by Rob Harle

La Scomparsa dell’Orologio Universale: Peter Watkins e I Mass Media Audiovisivi (The  Disappearance of The Universal Clock : Peter Watkins and Audio Visual Mass Media)
by German A. Duarte
Reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi

Now Is the Time:  Art & Theory in the 21st Century
by Christel Vesters (coordinating editor), Jelle Bouwhuis, Ingrid Commandeur, Gijs Frieling, Margriet Schavemaker, Domeniek Ruyters, Editors
Reviewed by Ian Verstegen

Mapping the Moving Image. Gesture, Thought and Cinema circa 1900
by Pasi Väliaho
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Music and Cyberliberties
by Patrick Burkart
Reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi

Out Of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness
by Alva Noë
Reviewed by John Vines

Popular Music of Vietnam: The Politics of Remembering, the Economics of Forgetting
by Dale A.Olsen
Reviewed by Jonathan Zilberg

New Materials Recieved Plymouth August 2010
Compiled by John Vines


Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau: Interactive Art Research
by Gerfried Stocker, Christa Sommerer, and L.aurent Mignonneau, Editors
Reviewed by Rob Harle

Dada in Paris
by Michel Sanouillet; Michèle Humbert, Editorial Consultant; trans. by Sharmila Ganguly; revised and expanded by Anne Sanouillet
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

Fireworks:  Pyrotechnic Arts and Sciences in European History
by Simon Werrett
Reviewed by Giovanna L. Costantini

North of Empire: Essays on the Cultural Technologies of Space
by Jody Berland
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Michael Snow: Wavelength
by Elizabeth Legge
Mike Leggett

A Mysterious Masterpiece: The World of the Linder Gallery
by Michael John Gorman, Editor
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Performing the Past: Memory, History and Identity in Modern Europe
by Karin Tilmans, Frank Van Vree, Jay Winter, Editors
Reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi

Points on the Dial: Golden Age Radio beyond the Networks
by Alexander Russo
Reviewed by John F. Barber

Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy
by Erin Manning
Reviewed by Martha Blassnigg

Time, Memory, Consciousness and the Cinema Experience: Revisiting Ideas on Matter and Spirit
by Martha Blassnigg
Reviewed by Anthony Enns

Words, by Bob Brown
by Craig Saper, Editor, with an Afterword
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Materials Recieved Plymouth August 2010
Compiled by John Vines


July 2010

Art + Science Now
by Stephen Wilson
Reviewed by Hannah Star Rogers

Call Me Us
by Tristan Honsinger and Massimo Simonini
Reviewed by Jonathan Zilberg

Greening Through IT: Information Technology for Environmental Sustainability
by Bill Tomlinson
Reviewed by Rob Harle (Australia)

The Nine Lives of Noradom Sihanouk
by Giles Cayatte
Mike Leggett

North of Empire: Essays on the Cultural Technologies of Space
by Jody Berland
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Loussier Trio Play Bach: 1989 Munich Concert
by Dieter Hens


and


Jacques Loussier Trio: Play Bach… and More: 2004 Leipzig Concert
by Andreas Morell
Reviewed by Richard Kade

The Readies
by Bob Brown, Editor; with an Afterword by Craig Saper
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Stance: Ideas About Emotion, Style, And Meaning For The Study Of Expressive Culture 
by Harris M. Berger
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

War and Love in Kabul
by Helga Reidemeister
Reviewed by Jonathan Zilberg

Materials Revieved Plymouth July 2010
Compiled by John Vines





June 2010

A Body Worth Defending: Immunity, Biopolitics, and the Apotheosis of the Modern Body
by Ed Cohen
Reviewed by C.F. Black


Beyond the Screen. Transformations of Literary Structures, Interfaces and Genres
by Jörgen Schäfer and Peter Gendolla, Editors
Reviewed by Jan Baetens


Enactive Cinema – Simulatorium Eisensteinense 
by Pia Tikka
Reviewed by Mike Leggett


Earthrise: How Man First Saw the Earth
by Robert Poole
Reviewed by Stephen Petersen


Lewis’s Fifth Floor: A Department Story
by Stephen King, Photographer; introduction by Deborah Mulhern
Reviewed by: Aparna Sharma


The Manga Guide™ to Calculus
by Hiroyuki Kojima, Shin Togami, and Becom Co., LTD
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher


The Moving Earth
by Lars Becker-Larsen, Director
Reviewed by Amy Ione


Surprise in Texas: The Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
by Peter Rosen
Reviewed by Richard Kade


New Materials Received May 2010
Compiled by John Vines






May 2010


Arquitecturas Genéticas lll / Genetic Architectures lll: New Bio & Digital Techniques
by Alberto T. Estévez, Editor
Reviewed by Rob Harle (Australia)

Capturing the Criminal Image: From Mug Shot to Surveillance Society
by Jonathan Finn
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Engineering Play: A Cultural History of Children's Software
by Mizuko Ito 

and 

Communities of Play: Emergent Cultures in Multiplayer Games and Virtual Worlds
by Celiia Pearce and Artemesia
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

D-BA 2  Digital-Botanic Architecture 11: eTrees, Digital Nature, & BioArchitecture
by Dennis Dollens
Reviewed by Rob Harle

The Spam Book: On Viruses, Porn, and Other Anomalies From the Dark Side of Digital Culture
by Jussi Parikka and Tony D. Sampson, Editors
Reviewed by Gary Genosko

When the Lights Went Out: A History of Blackouts in America
by David E. Nye
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Materials Received Plymouth May 2010
Compiled by John Vines

April 2010


Architecture & Biomimetics Series 3 - The Pangolin's Guide to Bio-Digital Movement in Architecture
by Dennis Dollens
Reviewed by Rob Harle


The Blender Gamekit, 2nd Edition: Interactive 3D for Artists
by Carsten Wartmann, Editor
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher


Darwin's Camera: Art and Photography in the Theory of Evolution
by Phillip Prodger
Reviewed by Amy Ione


Cyberculture and New Media
by Francisco J. Ricardo, Editor
Reviewed by John F. Barber


Eddy Loves Frank
by The Eddy Palermo Big Band

and

Fear Draws Misfortune
by Cheer Accident
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher


Interface Fantasy: A Lacanian Cyborg Ontology
by André Nusselder
Reviewed by Rob Harle


Migratory Settings; Thamyris Intersecting: Place, Sex and Race Series 19
by Murat Aydemir and Alex Rotas, Editors
Reviewed by Chris Speed


The Poetics of Space: Spatial Explorations in Art, Science, Music and Technology
Sonic Acts XIII Festival

and

Sonic Acts XIII - The Poetics of Space
by Arie Altena & Sonic Acts, Editors
Reviewed by Trace Reddell




March 2010


Art and Artistic Research. Music, Visual Art, Design, Literature, Dance
by Corina Caduff, Fiona Siegenthaler, and Tan Wälchli, Editors
Reviewed by Jan Baetens


Cyberculture and New Media
by Francisco J. Ricardo, Editor
Reviewed by John F. Barber


My Sunshine
Nikola Uzunovski at the Federico Luger Gallery
Reviewed by Giovanna Costantini


The Italian Concerto
by Heiner Goebbels
Hommage/Vier Fäuste für Hanns Eisler (1976)
and
Von Sprengen des Gartens (1978/9)
by Heiner Goebbels and Alfred Harth
Reviewed by Mike Leggett


Messiaen et autour de Messiaen for Onde Martenot and Piano
by Nadia Ratsimandresy & Matteo Ramon Arevalos ; compositions by Olivier Messiaen, N'Guyen-Thien Dao, Jacques Charpentier and Tristan Murail
Reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi


The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music
by Roger T. Dean, Editor
Reviewed by Jane Grant


The Place Where You Go to Listen: In Search of an Ecology of Music
by John Luther Adams; foreword by Alex Ross
Reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi


Poetry, Consciousness and Community
by Christopher (Kit) Kelen
Reviewed by Rob Harle (Australia)


What Is Contemporary Art?
by Terry Smith
Reviewed by Lara Schrijver


Materials Received Plymouth February 2010
Compiled by John Vines

February 2010


Black Sun: The Mythological Background Of National Socialism
by Rüdiger Sünner , Director
Reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi

A Casual Revolution: Reinventing Video Games and their Players
by Jesper Juul
Reviewed by Robert Jackson

CT Suite: The Work of Diagnosis in the Age of Noninvasive Cutting
by Barry F. Saunders
Reviewed by Hannah Drayson

The Dada Cyborg: Visions of the New Human in Weimar Berlin
by Matthew Biro
Reviewed by Kieran Lyons

Font. The Sourcebook
by Nadine Monem, Editor
Reviewed by Amy Ione

Ghostlife of Third Cinema: Asian American Film and Video
by Glen M. Mimura
Reviewed by Aparna Sharma

The Little Black Book of Grisélidis Réal: Days and Nights of an Anarchist Whore
by Jean-Luc Henning; trans. Ariana Reines, with Grisélidis Réal
Reviewed by Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

The Power of the Center:  A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts, 20th Anniversary Edition
by Rudolf Arnheim
Reviewed by Giovanna Costantini

The World According to Monsanto/Le Monde Selon Monsanto
by Marie-Monique Robin
Reviewed by Jonathan Zilberg

The Rule of Mars
by Cristina Biaggi, Editor
Reviewed by Helen Levin

Russian and the Soviet Views of Modern Western Art Ð 1890s to Mid-1930s
by Ilia Dorontchenkov
Reviewed by Florence Martellini

Seeds of Hunger
by Yves Billy and Richard Prost, Directors
Reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi

Sounding New Media: Immersion and Embodiment in the Arts and Culture
by Frances Dyson
Reviewed by Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher

The Speed Handbook: Velocity, Pleasure, Modernism
by Enda Duffy
Reviewed by Jan Baetens

Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience
by Beatriz da Costa and Kavita Philip, Editors
Reviewed by Craig Hilton

Wired for Innovation: How Information Technology Is Reshaping the Economy
Erik Brynjolfsson and Adam Saunders
Reviewed by John F. Barber

Materials Received Plymouth January 2010
Compiled by John Vines

January 2010



The Arts of China, Fifth Edition, Revised and Expanded
by Michael Sullivan
Reviewed by Amy Ione


City/Art: The Urban Scene in Latin America
by Rebecca E. Biron, Editor
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher


Creating Insecurity: Art and Culture in the Age of Security
by Wolfgang Sützl & Geoff Cox, Editors
Reviewed by Jussi Parikka


Critical Play: Radical Game Design
by Mary Flanagan
Reviewed by Michael R. (Mike) Mosher


Delete. The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age
by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
Reviewed by Jan Baetens


From Grain to Pixel: The Archival Life of Film in Transition
by Giovanna Fossati
Reviewed by Mike Leggett


In Search of Memory
by Petra Seeger
Reviewed by Rob Harle


The Metamorphosis of Plants
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; introduction and photographs by Gordon L. Miller
Reviewed by Wilfred Niels Arnold


The Paradox of Scientific Authority: The Role of Scientific Advice in Democracy
by Wiebe E. Bijker, Roland Bal and Ruud Hendriks
Reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi


Picturing the Uncertain World: How to Understand, Communicate, and Control Uncertainty through Graphical Display
by Howard Wainer
Reviewed by John F. Barber


Superhuman: Revolution of the Species
Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
Reviewed by Hannah Star Rogers


The Year of the Flood
by Margaret Atwood
Reviewed by George Gessert


Materials Received Plymouth December 2009
Compiled by John Vines

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