The Future of Art in a Digital Age (Book)

From Hellenistic to Hebraic Consciousness

This book develops the thesis that the transition from premodernism to postmodernism in art of the digital age represents a paradigm shift from the Hellenistic to the Hebraic roots of Western culture. Semiotic and morphological analysis of art and visual culture demonstrate the contemporary confluence between the deep structure of Hebraic consciousness and new directions in art that arise along the interface between scientific inquiry, digital technologies, and multicultural expressions. Complementing these two analytic methodologies, alternative methodologies of kabbalah and halakhah provide postmodern methods for extending into digital age art forms. Exemplary artworks are described in the text and will be illustrated with photographs.


Author’s Note for Postdigital Edition
Introduction Postmodern Paradigm Shift: From Hellenistic to Hebraic Consciousness

Chapter 1 Postdigital Perspectives: Rediscovering Ten Fingers

Chapter 2 Semiotic Perspectives: Redefining Art in a Postdigital Age

Chapter 3 Morphological Perspectives: Space-Time Structures of Visual Cultures

Chapter 4 Kabbalistic Perspectives: Creative Process in Art and Science

Chapter 5 Wiki Perspectives: Multiform Unity and Global Tribes

Chapter 6 Halakhic Perspectives: Creating a Beautiful Life

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