book which has shaken (and is still shaking) field
experts: by dealing with the analysis of new media
through a different perspective linked to the
aestheticization of reality; by identifying a
series of idiosyncrasies, rituals and paradoxes
of the network through a diverse range of categories...
thus bridging a gap".
"Un libro che ha scosso gli addetti ai lavori,
occupandosi dell'analisi dei new media attraverso
una prospettiva diversa legata all'estetizzazione
della realtà, individuando una serie di
idiosincrasie, rituali e paradossi della rete
attraverso varie categorie ... Colmando quindi
"A superb examination of digital media with
a broad, solid theoretical base (and enough practicality
to keep it mostly grounded). ... An important
book that helps push the discussion of digital
"The style of Vito Campanelli’s writing
tends to be narrative and sometimes lingers on
autobiographical episodes, which encourages the
reader to forge ahead, despite how complex some
of the issues may seem".
"I don't know if I'd call Campanelli's text
accessible, but it is definitely important".
"... Campanelli explores the diffused aesthetical
dimension of our contemporary reality".
"Although maddening at times, one can't walk
away from Web Aesthetics without a renewed appreciation
for how the 'digital everyday' shapes and sculpts
our perception. Campanelli's interrogation of
form is dizzying in both scope and ambition and
this work provides a provocative overview of the
contemporary media landscape".
"A través del prisma de la estética
–donde priman los juicios del gusto y la
experiencia reflexiva de la belleza– Campanelli
explora algunos fenómenos actuales como
las redes sociales y la “cultura remix”,
sentando así las bases para una teoría
orgánica estética de los medios
"Campanelli winds his theoretical path through
plenty of philosophical ideas, finally building
something that is properly aesthetic. And his
commitment to analyze digital media with a philosophy
of aesthetic language is impressive, as is the
amount of research involved - very visible through
the abundance of quotes - that makes this text
a pivotal one".
"I opened this book with curiosity. And closed
it with the feeling that it was probably the most
intelligent publication i had read on media art
culture for a long long time".