Art as a social process : hybrid constitution of new media art form

Hasdemir, Bilge
This thesis attempts to analyze the formation of art as social process by focusing on hybrid constitution of new media art form. Hybridization in new media art is taken into account as intersection of different spheres by which limitations of different spheres transcend and new possiblities arise. Accordingly, not only new media art form is established via various types of relationings but also it leads to formation of different types of social relations.


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B. Hasdemir, “Art as a social process : hybrid constitution of new media art form,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.