Every technological progress always produces new social utopias. Hope that social progress can be linked to technolocical one has been persistend. Video, computer and internet have revived this utopia of a progressive technological culture within the last centuries. The collected essays in this volume trace the work with media in the intersection between art and politics.
They fathom the scope of documentation and autonomous art, follow the lines of alternative media practices and explore locally rooted media work in global contextes.
The autors open up the multifaceted history of political and artistic works with media from the 1960s until today. The displayes mediale strategies higlight the utopia of the democratization of modern societies.