When digital media plays a role in the production and reception of art, an aesthetic encounter may occur that influences the narrative perceived. A digital aesthetic can be understood as the relational and behavioral processes that unfold while one encounters the media, which may ultimately extend the narrative of the work to be recognized as a cultural mode of expression and a reflection of ourselves with/in contemporary culture. This paper examines artworks that explore the invisible processes of our relationships with digital technologies, in which there exists a continual state of processing and a desire to understand.
digital, culture, art, media, narrative, aesthetics, abstraction, reflective, relational
Citation: May, H. (2011). Processing: Understanding art as encountering ongoing narrative. International Digital Media Arts Association Journal, 8(2), 12-23. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/bt9cg63