Waves and Code
"Waves and Code" is a working title for a book on an emergeing theory of media art. This goes back to initial discussions with Franz Xaver at the time when he was curator of the Medienkunstlabor Graz. We agreed that the field of media art had failed to generate solid foundations for any theory of media art and that a new start was necessary. We thought that any such new start should try a materialistic approach and build a theory from the bottom up by engaging with the properties of the media involved. We identified two primary media of media art, electromagnetic waves and code. This 'book' documents some of the research conducted since. Rather than being a coherent, linear text in a first phase it is more likely to become a series of collected essays and research materials. It is also my attempt to make first use of the module 'book' in the drupal content management system.