Ambient DVD. A Dispositive Beyond Documentation

Conference paper
Part of the Edition Angewandte book series (EDITION)


How do you create a DVD beyond documentation? In the following, the creators of the DVD entitled “CR9 Ambience DVD” describe why it is necessary to understand the creation of a feature from a First Life1 conference “burned” on a silver disc as an act of applied media theory. This kind of emphasis follows a trajectory and an argument derived from the practice of artists active in the field of media creation, who are equally erudite in the scholarly history of media discourse at the same time.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Fine and Media ArtsUniversity of Applied ArtsViennaAustria
  2. 2.Interaction Design/Game DesignUniversity of the Arts ZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Planetary Collegium-CAiiAUK

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