for Women in the Digital Arts

In this section, Agora Digital Art shares the best resources and references for Women in the Digital Arts

ANTIMATERIA - Academic Resources regarding Digital Art Practices

[ANTI]MATERIA: Recursos Académicos

An incredible and engaging Collection of texts, presentations, data visualization and visual resources around digital culture, curatorial studies and post-digital practices. Focused on the Mexican art scene. Thanks to Google Translate, all texts are available in English or any other language.


The International Journal for Digital Art History

The International Journal for Digital Art History (DAHJ) is a young and successful peer-reviewed journal for digital art history. With over 20,000 pdf downloads per year, it rivals established journals. Its success is based on academic excellence paired with methodological innovation and a global scholarship framework. Enjoy and join our community of art historians, information scientists, and media artists.

The journal seeks to gather current developments in the field of Digital Art History worldwide and to foster discourse on the subject both from Art History and Information Science. The Digital Age has revolutionized economy, society and our private lives. For decades now, digitalization has also touched most branches of the humanities. With the rising importance of the so-called Digital Humanities, Art History is at the brink of new ways of accessing its material and gaining unprecedented insights.

glitch feminism a manifesto
Legacy Russell, Glitch Feminism Manifesto (2020) © Courtesy of the artist.

Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto Paperback – 29 Sept. 2020

The divide between the digital and the real world no longer exists: we are connected all the time. How do we find out who we are within this digital era? Where do we create a space to explore our identity? How can we come together and create solidarity?

The glitch is often dismissed as an error, a faulty overlaying, but, as Legacy Russell shows, liberation can be found within the fissures between gender, technology and the body that it creates. The glitch offers the opportunity for us to perform and transform ourselves into an infinite variety of identities.

In Glitch Feminism, Russell makes a series of radical demands through memoir, art and critical theory, and the work of contemporary artists who have travelled through the glitch in their work. Timely and provocative, Glitch Feminism shows how the error can be a revolution.

#nonbinary #queer #blackartists #artworld

Donna J Cox - New media Futures- The rise of Women in Digital Arts (2018)
Donna J Cox, New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts  (2018) © Courtesy of University of Illinois Press.

“Women naturally gather together, develop, nurture and sustain. It is the intrinsic nature of women to be creators and communicators.” This quote, from video artist Barbara Sykes-Dietze, is perhaps the best summary of New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts.

Edited by Donna J. Cox, Ellen Sandor, and Janine Fron, the book analyzes the so-called “Silicon Prairie.” The term refers to a group of women artists in the Midwest — an often forgotten centre when it comes to mainstream cultural coverage — who were early adopters of digital technologies and foreshadowed what digital art would become in the new millennium. Many of these women were pioneers in virtual reality (VR) technology, which interactive artist Margaret Dolinsky defined as “the first redefinition of perspective since the Renaissance.”

New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts (2018) is published by University of Illinois Press and is available from Amazon and other online retailers.

Christiane Paul Digital Art book
Christiane Paul, Digital Art (2015) third edition © Courtesy of the author.

In this section, we cannot miss the anthology of New Media Arts, written by Christiane Paul, Digital Art (2015) third edition.

This third, updated and expanded edition of Christiane Paul’s acclaimed book investigates key areas of digital art practice that have gained in prominence in recent years, including the emergence and impact of location-based media, interactive public installation, augmentative and mixed reality, social networking and file-sharing and tablet technologies. It explores themes raised by digital artworks, such as viewer interaction, artificial life and intelligence, political and social activism, networks and telepresence, and issues surrounding the collection, presentation and preservation of digital art. It also looks at the impact of digital techniques and media on traditional forms of art such as printing, painting, photography and sculpture, as well as exploring the ways in which entirely new forms such as internet and software art, digital installation and virtual reality have emerged as recognized artistic practices.

The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History
The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History © Courtesy of the publisher.

The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History offers a broad survey of cutting-edge intersections between digital technologies and the study of art history, museum practices, and cultural heritage.

The volume focuses not only on new computational tools that have been developed for the study of artworks and their histories but also debates the disciplinary opportunities and challenges that have emerged in response to the use of digital resources and methodologies. Chapters cover a wide range of technical and conceptual themes that define the current state of the field and outline strategies for future development. This book offers a timely perspective on trans-disciplinary developments that are reshaping art historical research, conservation, and teaching.