Artistic Use of Information Technology: Toward a Definition of Literature and Art Informatics

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106472
Title:
Artistic Use of Information Technology: Toward a Definition of Literature and Art Informatics
Author:
Paling, Stephen
Citation:
Artistic Use of Information Technology: Toward a Definition of Literature and Art Informatics 2006,
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106472
Submitted date:
2006-09-16
Abstract:
Kling (1999) defined social informatics as "the interdisciplinary study of the design, uses and consequences of information technologies that takes into account their interaction with institutional and cultural contexts" (Kling, 1999). This extended abstract proposes a definition of literature and art informatics (LAI): the interdisciplinary study of the design, uses and consequences of information technologies that takes into account their role in the creative efforts of writers and artists. Expanding social informatics to include creative activities in literature and the arts will benefit the social informatics research community in several ways. First, it will address the paucity of empirical scholarship meant to examine the role of information technology in the creative efforts of writers and artists. Second, it will open another area of inquiry within social informatics which will provide additional opportunities for validating bodies of theory that can usefully inform our scholarship. This abstract will also discuss a current set of studies being conducted as examples of one possible path for LAI research.
Type:
Extended Abstract
Language:
en
Keywords:
; Social Informatics

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dc.contributor.authorPaling, Stephenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-09-16T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:48:06Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-09-16en_US
dc.identifier.citationArtistic Use of Information Technology: Toward a Definition of Literature and Art Informatics 2006,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106472-
dc.description.abstractKling (1999) defined social informatics as "the interdisciplinary study of the design, uses and consequences of information technologies that takes into account their interaction with institutional and cultural contexts" (Kling, 1999). This extended abstract proposes a definition of literature and art informatics (LAI): the interdisciplinary study of the design, uses and consequences of information technologies that takes into account their role in the creative efforts of writers and artists. Expanding social informatics to include creative activities in literature and the arts will benefit the social informatics research community in several ways. First, it will address the paucity of empirical scholarship meant to examine the role of information technology in the creative efforts of writers and artists. Second, it will open another area of inquiry within social informatics which will provide additional opportunities for validating bodies of theory that can usefully inform our scholarship. This abstract will also discuss a current set of studies being conducted as examples of one possible path for LAI research.en_US
dc.format.mimetypedocen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectSocial Informaticsen_US
dc.titleArtistic Use of Information Technology: Toward a Definition of Literature and Art Informaticsen_US
dc.typeExtended Abstracten_US
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