How to Build a Lie

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How to Build a Lie experiments with “artistic research practice” that tries to escape disciplinary boundaries and look to as many aspects of a single technology, media, or topic as it can. This extra-disciplinary practice, as Brian Holmes and others have intimated, intersects with media and technology to direct artistic work toward institutional critique without aesthetic distance. How to Build a Lie is gonzo media studies that engages directly, physically, and operationally with the technological structures that frame our lives. What would it be to do research, but include the material engagements and framings of media, as a kind of hands-on technical inquiry?

The text of this book was presented as a lecture on May 16, 2016, as part of Jamie Allen’s exhibit “How to Build a Lie: Apocryphal Technologies & Works” at the Dateline gallery in Denver, and is supported by the Media Archaeology Lab at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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About the author

Born in Canada, and working between New York, the UK, Copenhagen and Basel, Jamie Allen has been involved with emerging technologies as a designer, researcher, artist, and teacher for over 12 years. He likes to make things with his head and hands – investigations into the material systems of media, electricity, and information. His work has been exhibited internationally, from Eyebeam in NYC, to the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool, to SIGGRAPH Asia in Yokohama, Japan. Allen was awarded his PhD under the supervision of Siegfried Zielinski and Avital Ronell in 2015.
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Publisher
Counterpath
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Published on
Jul 17, 2016
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Pages
40
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ISBN
9781933996592
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Language
English
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Genres
Art / Mixed Media
Computers / Digital Media / General
Social Science / Media Studies
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This content is DRM protected.
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