Leon Narbey, 'A Film of Real Time: A light sound environment', 1970, 16mm film, colour, sound, 12min, courtesy the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, camera: Robert Hutchins.

A comprehensive anthology, The Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader provides a snapshot of digital art practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. Editors Stella Brennan and Su Ballard present essays, artists’ pageworks and personal accounts that explore the production and reception of digital art. Ranging from research into the preservation of digital artworks to the environmental impact of electronic culture, from discussions of lo-tech aesthetics to home gaming, and from sophisticated data mapping to pre-histories of new media, this book presents a screen grab of digital art in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Edited by Stella Brennan and Su Ballard, designed by Jonty Valentine.

Texts by Adam Hyde, Andrew Clifford, Caroline McCaw, Danny Butt, Douglas Bagnall, Eu Jin Chua, Helen Varley Jameison, Jacquie Clarke, Janine Randerson, Julian Oliver, Julian Priest, Karl D.D. Willis, Kurt Adams, Lissa Mitchell, Maree Mills, Melanie Swalwell, Morgan Oliver, Sally Jane Norman, Sean Cubitt & Bevin Yeatman, Stella Brennan, Stephen Cleland, Su Ballard, Trudy Lane & Ian Clothier, Vicki Smith & Adam Hyde, Zita Joyce

240 pages, full colour, published by Aotearoa Digital Arts and Clouds.

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The Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader received significant funding and support from Creative New Zealand, AUT University and Otago Polytechnic, and was launched by the New Zealand High Commissioner to Singapore at ISEA 2008, Singapore.