Shanken s book stands out as THE referential point about how to look at new media from an aesthetics and a process perspective The sections of the book deftly guide the reader through the major categories or perhaps manifestations of new media art in the last century After reading this, both artists and regular readers will have a better appreciation for any and all art they encounter nowadays. This is a nice catalogue of work Best book available on the subject, maybe hence the hefty price tag. i want to read this book Edward A Shanken gives a lucid evaluation of the subject, contextualizing it in a broader art historical and political framework A comprehensive survey, his essay also addresses the reaction, development and future of artistic practice in the face of new technology, and how art can humanize and mythologize science Divided into seven thematic sections, the book follows a broadly chronological approach