"Encyclopedia of sensory overload" – Wired Magazine

Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality chronicles the history of art and technology. It focuses on the avant-garde artists and engineers who have pushed the envelope of their respective disciplines to bring about the dissolution of boundaries that traditionally exist between art and technology. This approach to the history of the media arts was inspired by Richard Wagner's notion of the Gesamtkunstwerk (Total Artwork), as he applied it to music drama, the fusion of all the arts, and his revolutionary design of the Festpielhaus opera house in Bayreuth, Germany in the 19th Century.

Co-edited by Randall Packer & Ken Jordan

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Book Website: http://www.w2vr.com

Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality

W.W. Norton, 2001

Co-edited by Randall Packer and Ken Jordan

Foreword by William Gibson
Coda by Laurie Anderson




Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality

Sponsored by Intel Corporation


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