Nettitudes. Let’s talk Net Art byJosephine Bosma is the latest book published by Studies in Network Cultures series, directed by Geert Lovink for Nai Publishers in Rotterdam.
Taking into consideration the high amount of works published about Net Art since the first half of the nineties, there would not be the need of another book on the matter, as stated by Florian Cramer in his introduction to Net Art Back to Square One. Yet this book by Josephine Bosma is an intense, passionate and deep work. It comes from two decades of militancy and active participation, along with an accurate study of sources, critical texts and online and offline material about the matter.
The fact that Nettitudes is the latest book on net art after a long series is not accidental. As if it comes to the peak of an analysis trail already begun years ago. Nettitudes reflects the active observation of his authoress, the participation to debates and events, the critical comments through the same channel that fed net art in all these years: mailinglists that started from Nettime and Rhizome most of all. But also texts for online magazines, exhibition catalogues and so on.
Via Jacques Urbanska, Luciana P. Santos