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Friday, September 23, 2011
Joseph Nechvatal: Immersion Into Noise 
Joseph Nechvatal, School of Visual Art professor and participant in A Book About Death (notably his video Viral Symphony shown at MUBE in São Paulo, Brazil) has just released a new book: Immersion Into
The artist and author has pre-released the book in an HTML version, which is offered here: Immersion Into Noise.
The book touches upon the enormous subject of "cultural noise" in all its manifestations – from the metaphorical to the actual. And yes, there's a bit of Jimi Hendrix in this book as well, plus a full on wrestling match with the whole idea of an "aesthetics of noise."
Nechvatal writes in his preface: "The notion of noise as creation itself is thus an important one that needs to be reconsidered and reevaluted."
NB: The series publisher Open Humanities Press in conjunction with the University of
Michigan Library's Scholarly Publishing Office will release the print and
downloadable e-book versions.