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Theorizing Digital Cultural HeritageA Critical Discourse$
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Fiona Cameron and Sarah Kenderdine

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780262033534

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262033534.001.0001

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Online Activity and Offline Community: Cultural Institutions and New Media Art

Online Activity and Offline Community: Cultural Institutions and New Media Art

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(p.112) (p.113) 6 Online Activity and Offline Community: Cultural Institutions and New Media Art
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Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage
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Sarah Cook

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262033534.003.0007

This chapter examines digital art practices online, namely net.art, net-art, and art on the Internet. It provides definitions and examples, as well as established criteria, and considers the question of the necessity for collaborative art creation in an online environment. In particular, the chapter looks at cultural heritage institutions and new media art as well as the inherent multiplicity of agendas and structures prevalent on the Web, and also explores how the shifting politics and economics of the Internet affect the creative process of content creation online. Finally, it examines how artists use the Web as a way to engage with, and even sometimes create, offline communities as much as, if not more so, than online communities.

Keywords:   Internet, digital art, new media, art creation, cultural heritage institutions, politics, economics, content creation, offline communities, online communities

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