New York Digital Salon

1993-2008: Digital Art at the End of the Millennium

2008 marks the 15th anniversary of the New York Digital Salon. Started in 1993 to provide an annual venue for digital art in New York City, the salon continues to be an advocate for using digital tools and technology to create art. As digital art becomes an ever-growing part of the contemporary art landscape, our mission is constantly evolving. Our goal of gaining exposure for digital art in New York City museums and galleries has been attained. While our primary efforts over the past fifteen years have been involved with organizing exhibitions, events, panel discussions and public lectures, we have decided to mark our anniversary by revamping our website into a comprehensive archive of our past exhibitions and activities, and to make it an online digital art resource. We will continue to present summer exhibitions in our 21 St. gallery, and keep the New York Digital Salon Touring Program alive, through exhibitions, events and public lectures in the United States and abroad. To date, the New York Digital Salon has been to Canada, Canary Islands, China, England, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Portugal and Spain. As we look forward, we see a new generation of artists who are growing up digitally literate. Their creative work will help define the future of contemporary art.

– Bruce Wands, Director, New York Digital Salon
Art of the Digital Age

The impact of digital technology on the production of art has been profound. Traditional activities such as painting and sculpture have been radically transformed by digital techniques and media, while entirely new forms, such as net art, digital installation and virtual reality have emerged.

Digital artists themselves are often at the forefront of creative experiment, pushing the boundaries of artistic expression and exploring some of the most urgent social and political issues facing the world.

Following an introduction that traces the history of digital art, the book considers all its major genres, from digital imaging, installation and animation to the worlds of software and net art.

Each chapter illustrates key works by both established and emerging figures, while personal statements from the artists offer revealing insights into their inspirations and methods. A conclusion speculates on what the future might bring for this rapidly changing art form.

The essential book includes a comprehensive reference section that includes a timeline of breakthroughs in digital art, an extensive bibliography, a list of artists’ websites and online projects, and a glossary of digital terms.
Digital Creativity

This book by Bruce Wands presents an overview of the digital production pipeline, shares principles and techniques for all types of new media, and examines how professionals create commercial art and fine art.
The Art of 3D Computer Animation and Effects

This book leaves the specifics of navigating through dialog boxes to the software manuals, and focuses on the application-independent and timeless principles of 3D computer animation.
Millenium Film Journal

Since 1978 the Millennium Film Journal has published articles about independent, experimental, and avant-garde cinema, video, and, more recently, works that use the newer technologies.