Van Gogh TV's »Piazza Virtuale«

The Invention of Social Media at documenta IX in 1992

Piazza virtuale by the group of artists known as Van Gogh TV was not only the biggest art project ever to appear on television, but from a contemporary point of view the project was also a forerunner of today's social media. The ground-breaking event that took place during the 100 days of documenta IX in 1992 was an early experiment with entirely user-created content. This is the first book-length study of this largely forgotten experiment: It documents the radicality of Piazza virtuale's approach, the novel programme ideas and the technical innovations. It also allows, via QR codes, direct access to videos from the show, which until now have been inaccessible.

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3 December 2021, 234 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-6066-5
File size: 13.68 MB

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Author(s)
Tilman Baumgärtel
Book title
Van Gogh TV's »Piazza Virtuale« The Invention of Social Media at documenta IX in 1992
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
234
Features
30 SW-Abbildungen, 20 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8394-6066-5
DOI
10.14361/9783839460665
Commodity Group
1744
BIC-Code
JFD AFKV
BISAC-Code
SOC052000 HIS054000 ART057000
THEMA-Code
JBCT AFKV
Release date
3 December 2021
Topics
Medien, Kunst, Kulturgeschichte
Readership
Media Studies, Art History, Media Art, Net Art
Keywords/Tags
Media Art, Social Media, Van Gogh TV, Piazza Virtuale, Documenta, Media, Art, Cultural History, Media History, Media Aesthetics, Media Studies

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