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“Quaranta’s account... sets a high bar for others that will follow. Surfing with Satoshi is the only book of its kind: an attempt by a single author to weave a motley array of histories - of art movements, markets, technologies, and critiques - into a coherent narrative.” Brian Droitcour on Outland

Domenico Quaranta, Surfing with Satoshi. Art, Blockchain & NFTs, Postmedia Books, Milan 2022. Buy it on AMAZON.COM

Domenico Quaranta, Surfing with Satoshi. Art, Blockchain & NFTs, Aksioma Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubliana 2022. 1st English edition, SOLD OUT!

Domenico Quaranta, Surfing con Satoshi. Arte, blockchain e NFT, Postmedia Books, Milan 2021. Compra su AMAZON.IT

Domenico Quaranta, Janez Janša (Eds), Hyperemployment – Post-work, Online Labour and Automation, NERO - Aksioma Institute for Contemporary Art, Rome 2021. OUT OF STOCK - a few copies still available here

Valentino Catricalà e Domenico Quaranta (a cura di), SOPRAVVIVENZA PROGRAMMATA. Etiche e pratiche di conservazione, dall’arte cinetica alla Net Art, Edizioni Kappabit, Roma 2020

Domenico Quaranta, Media, new media, postmedia, Postmedia Books, Milano 2010 (2018). Paperback - e-book (Italian)

Domenico Quaranta, Beyond New Media Art, Link Editions, Brescia 2013 (English)

Domenico Quaranta, Onkraj novomedijske umetnosti, Aksioma Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana 2014 (Slovenian)

Domenico Quaranta, 뉴미디어 아트, 매체를 넘어서, Hwangkumal: Seoul, 2018 (Korean)

Domenico Quaranta, AFK. Texts on Artists 2011 - 2016. Link Editions, Brescia 2016. BUY / DOWNLOAD

Domenico Quaranta, In Your Computer. Link Editions, Brescia 2011. BUY / DOWNLOAD

Domenico Quaranta, Net Art 1995 – 2005. La vicenda di äda’web, Vita e Pensiero, Milan 2004

Below you can find a full list of downloadable items available from this site: books I either wrote or edited; exhibition catalogues I edited; essays appeared in books, catalogues, magazines, conference proceedings, or other publications. Even if some of these texts are available on other platforms, from Academia.edu to Lulu.com (where you can buy the paperbacks as well), I think it's just fair to upload them to a place where I can have some control on their permanent accessibility and availability. A full list of publications is available in this Google Doc.

Recent (2022 - ∞)

new! (2022, AUTHOR, ITALIAN) Domenico Quaranta, “La possibilità dell'ozio nell'era dell'hyperemployment”, in Il cannocchiale. Rivista di studi filosofici, XLVI 2, 2022, SKU: 9922017000, Issn 0008-5618, pp. 61 - 84. PDF DOWNLOAD

new! (2022, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, “How Can Art Exist on a Distributed Ledger?”, pp. 207 – 219. Published in Miguel Carvalhais, André Rangel, Luísa Ribas, Mario Verdicchio (Eds.), The Book of X. 10 Years of Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X, i2ADS: Research Institute in Art, Design and Society, Porto 2022. ISBN: 978-989-9049-25-3 (Paperback), DOI: https://doi.org/10.24840/978-989-9049-26-0. PDF DOWNLOAD

new! (2022, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, “The Byzantine Generals Problem”. Exhibition brochure, Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana 2022. PDF DOWNLOAD

new! (2022, AUTHOR, ITALIAN) Domenico Quaranta, “Il video nell’era del platform capitalism: social media, big data e cinema database”, in Cosetta Saba, Valentina Valentini (a cura di), Videoarte in Italia. Il video rende felici, Treccani, Roma 2022, ISBN: 8812010091, pp. 553 – 561. PDF DOWNLOAD

new! (2022, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, “Better Call Mark”, Galeria Fran Reus, Palma de Malloca. Exhibition essay, June 2022. PDF DOWNLOAD

new! (2022, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, “Foreword to the English Edition”, in Domenico Quaranta, Surfing with Satoshi. Art, Blockchain and NFTs, Aksioma Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana 2022, pp. 7 - 49. PDF DOWNLOAD - BUY THE BOOK

new! (2022, AUTHOR, ITALIAN) Domenico Quaranta, “«Human in the Loop». Visualizzare la massa invisibile”, in Maurizia Migliorini, Sergio Poli (a cura di), L’effimero tangibile. Dal reale al virtuale: arti, spettacolo e prospettive, di comunicazione digitale, GBE / Ginevra Bentivoglio EditoriA, Roma 2021, pp. 201 - 212. PDF DOWNLOAD

new! (2022, AUTHOR, ITALIAN) Domenico Quaranta, “Il collezionismo dell’arte digitale”, in VV.AA, Collezionisti e valore dell’arte in Italia 2022, Edizioni Gallerie d’Italia / Skira, Milano 2022, ISBN 978-88-572-4686-4, pp. 130 - 137. PDF DOWNLOAD

new! (2022, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, “The Collecting of Digital Art”, in VV.AA, Collectors and the Value of Art in Italy 2022, Edizioni Gallerie d’Italia / Skira, Milan 2022, pp. 130 - 137. PDF DOWNLOAD

new! (2022, AUTHOR, ITALIAN) Domenico Quaranta, “Il metaverso come spazio espositivo”, in Artribune, n. 64, gennaio - febbraio 2022, p. 75. DOWNLOAD THE ARTICLE

new! (2021, AUTHOR, ITALIAN) Domenico Quaranta, “Daydream. Esclusione del reale e flusso di coscienza nella realtà virtuale”, in Piano B. Arti E Culture Visive, 6(1), 155–177, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2531-9876/14306. DOWNLOAD THE PAPER

new! (2021, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, “Images in and beyond time: on Quayola’s Laocoöns”, in Valentino Catricalà, Nadim Samman (Eds), Quayola, Skira, Milano 2021, ISBN: 885724620, pp. 134 – 139. PDF DOWNLOAD of the original text (2017)

new! (2021, AUTHOR, ITALIAN / ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, “L’estetica dei Non-Fungible Token”, in Civiltà delle macchine, n. 4, Dicembre 2021, pp. 66 – 71. English version “The Aesthetics of Non-Fungible Tokens”, pp. 89 – 91. DOWNLOAD THE MAGAZINE

new! (2021, AUTHOR, ENGLISH / ITALIAN) Francesco Angelucci, Fabrizia Carabelli, “Nella Crypto Giungla / In the Crypto Jungle”, in Inside Art, anno 17, n. 122, pp. 58 - 67. DOWNLOAD THE INTERVIEW

new! (2021, AUTHOR, ENGLISH / GERMAN) Domenico Quaranta, “Daydream. Segregation from Reality and Stream of Consciousness in Virtual Reality”, in Tina Sauerländer (Ed.), Resonant Realities, exhibition catalogue, Deutsche Creditbank AG, Berlin 2021, pp. 28 - 33. DOWNLOAD THE CATALOGUE

new! (2021, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, “Code as Law. Contemporary Art and NFTs”, in Zaglio Orizio e Associati (Eds.), I, LAWYER. INNOVATION LAWYER PROJECT. ART & LAW INSIGHTS, 2021, pp. 31 - 37. DOWNLOAD THE BOOK

new!(2020, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, “From Context to Content. On the Preservation of Net-based Art”, in Antonio Sgamellotti, Brunetto Giovanni Brunetti, Costanza Miliani (eds.), Science and Art: The Contemporary Painted Surface, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, July 2020, pp. 452 - 476. (PDF DOWNLOAD)

new!(2020, AUTHOR, ITALIAN) Domenico Quaranta, “Perché quei fiori hanno perso il profumo? Bloom di Trevor Paglen”, in TBD X-POST. Immagini operative, dicembre 2020, ISBN 979-12-200-7708-8, pp. 108 - 117. (PDF DOWNLOAD)

new!(2020, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, “Reality is Overrated. When Media Go Beyond Simulation”, in Flatland Reader, March 2020, ISBN 9781714564620, pp. 134 - 141. (PDF DOWNLOAD)

Archive: Books

(2020, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, Between Hype Cycles and the Present Shock, NERO Editions, Roma 2020. Online text and PDF. DOWNLOAD

(2017, EDITOR, ENGLISH) Matteo Bittanti, Domenico Quaranta, Eddo Stern, How to Play Eddo Stern, Link Editions + HEK, Basel 2017. Paperback, color, 224 pages, ISBN 978-0-244-30739-4. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2016, AUTHOR, ITALIAN) Domenico Quaranta, Deep Surfing, 2016. A compilation of texts on art I wrote and published in Italian between 2005 and 2015. Compiled mostly for my students, still a bit rough and unformatted. Self published. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2016, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, AFK. Texts on Artists 2011 - 2016. Link Editions, Brescia 2016. Black and white paperback, 180 pages, English, ISBN 9781326892920. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2016, EDITOR, ENGLISH) Michael Mandiberg, FDIC Insured, Link Editions, May 2016. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2016, EDITOR, ENGLISH) Davide Giorgetta & Valerio Nicoletti, Valeria Mancinelli, Chiara Nuzzi & Stefania Rispoli, Marta Ravasi, Photodump, Link Editions, January 2016. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2015, EDITOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta (ed.), UBERMORGEN.COM, Link Editions, Brescia 2015 (first edition 2009). Color, English, 96 pages, ISBN 9781326406974. With texts by Inke Arns and Jodi.org. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2015, EDITOR, ENGLISH) Florian Freier, Profile Page, Link Editions, December 2015. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2015, EDITOR, ENGLISH) Greg Leuch, What Color Is My Internet?, Link Editions, October 2015. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2015, EDITOR, ENGLISH) UBERMORGEN, Command-Shift-4. Screenshots 2001-2014, Link Editions, October 2015. Paperback, 740 pages, black and white and PDF ebook, 303 pages. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2014, EDITOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta (Ed.), Troika, Link Editions, Brescia 2014. Soft cover, English, color, 80 pages, ISBN 9781291665468. Design by Luka Umek. Co-published with Aksioma. Slovenian version available. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2014, EDITOR, ENGLISH) Roberto Fassone, Giovanna Manzotti, If Art Were To Disappear Tomorrow What Stories Would We Tell Our Kids?, Link Editions, November 2014. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2014, EDITOR, ENGLISH) Addie Wagenknecht, Technological Selection of Fate, Link Editions, September 2014. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2014, EDITOR, ENGLISH) Evan Roth, Since You Were Born, Link Editions, Brescia 2014. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2013, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, Beyond New Media Art. Link Editions, Brescia 2013. Black and white paperback, 290 pages, ISBN 9781291376975. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2013, EDITOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, Geraldine Juárez (eds.), THE F.A.T. MANUAL, Link Editions, Brescia 2013. 224 pages, color, English, ISBN 9781291577914. Design by Fabio Paris, with essays by: Régine Debatty, Evan Roth, Domenico Quaranta, Geraldine Juárez and Randy Sarafan. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2013, EDITOR, ENGLISH) Martin Howse, Diff in June, Link Editions, Brescia 2013. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2012, EDITOR, ENGLISH) Kevin Bewersdorf, Spirit Surfing, Link Editions, Brescia 2012. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2012, EDITOR, ENGLISH) Ryan Trecartin, Ryan's Web 1.0. A Lossless Fall, Link Editions, Brescia 2012. DOWNLOAD

(2011, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, In Your Computer. Link Editions, Brescia 2011. Black and white paperback, 180 pages, ISBN 978-1-4467-6021-5. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2011, EDITOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta (ed.), Gazira Babeli, Link Editions, Brescia 2011 (first edition 2008). Soft cover, 92 pages, ISBN 978-1-4709-0843-0. With texts by Domenico Quaranta, Patrick Lichty, Alan Sondheim and Mario Gerosa. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2011, EDITOR, ENGLISH) Miltos Manetas, In My Computer, Link Editions 2011. BUY / DOWNLOAD

Archive: Catalogues

(2017, EDITOR, ENGLISH) Link Art Center (Ed), Dadaclub.online, 2017. Paperback, English, Color, 136 pages, 19,05 x 19,05 cm. ISBN 9781326939427. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2016, EDITOR, ENGLISH) Bani Brusadin, Eva & Franco Mattes, Domenico Quaranta (Eds), The Black Chamber. Surveillance, paranoia, invisibility & the internet. Exhibition catalogue, Link Editions + Aksioma, April 2016. Color, 152 pp, ISBN 978-1-326-61205-4. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2015, EDITOR, ENGLISH) Link Art Center (Ed), 6PM Your Local Time Europe - The Book, Link Editions, September 2015. Color, English, 112 pages, ISBN 9781326406820. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2014, EDITOR, ENGLISH) Link Art Center (Ed), Born Digital, Link Editions, Brescia 2014. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2011, EDITOR, ENGLISH / ITALIAN) Domenico Quaranta (ed.), Collect the WWWorld. The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age, exhibition catalogue, Link Editions 2011. With texts by Josephine Bosma, Gene McHugh, Joanne McNeil. Soft cover, 160 pages, ISBN 978-1-4478-3949-1. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2009, EDITOR, ENGLISH) Antonio Caronia, Janez Janša, Domenico Quaranta (Eds), RE:akt! Reconstruction, Re-enactment, Re-reporting, Link Editions, Brescia 2014. 142 pp, color, ISBN 9781291650945. Exhibition catalogue, Bucharest, Ljubljana, Rijeka, 2009 and Maribor, 2010. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2009, EDITOR, ENGLISH / SPANISH) Domenico Quaranta (Ed.), Playlist. Playing Games, Music, Art, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijon 2009. DOWNLOAD

(2009, EDITOR, ENGLISH / SLOVENIAN) Domenico Quaranta (Ed.), Pixxelpoint 2009. Once Upon a Time in the West, Mestna Galerija Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica 2009. DOWNLOAD

(2008, EDITOR, ENGLISH / SLOVENIAN) Domenico Quaranta (Ed.), Pixxelpoint 2008. For God's Sake!, Mestna Galerija Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica 2008. DOWNLOAD

(2008, EDITOR, ENGLISH / FRENCH) Yves Bernard, Domenico Quaranta (Eds.), Holy Fire. Art of the Digital Age, LINK Editions, Brescia 2011. Soft cover, 130 pp, English / French, ISBN 978-1-4709-3874-1. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2005, EDITOR, ITALIAN) Marco Deseriis, Luca Lampo, Domenico Quaranta (Eds.), Connessioni Leggendarie. NET.ART 1995-2005, Ready-made, Milano 2005. Italian, 120 pages, Creative Commons Licence 2005. DOWNLOAD

Archive: Essays

(2018, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, "A Menu Option. Notes on Post-digital Photography", in Marcella Manni (Ed.) Searching for a New Way. Critical Engagement in contemporary Art Since 2000, Metronom Books, Modena 2017, pp. 103 - 110. DOWNLOAD

(2016, AUTHOR, ITALIAN) Domenico Quaranta, "Opera Aperta. Dall'arte cinetica alla New Media Art", in LUK. Studi e Attività della Fondazione Ragghianti, Issue 22, 2016, pp. 16 - 20. DOWNLOAD

(2016, AUTHOR, ITALIAN) Domenico Quaranta, "Arte contemporanea e distribuzione digitale", in Sketchbook 1, Postmediabooks, Milano, 2016. DOWNLOAD

(2015, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, "Situating Post Internet". Published in: Valentino Catricalà (Ed), Media Art. Towards a New Definition of Arts in the Age of Technology, Gli Ori, Pistoia 2015; Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits, Armin Medosch (Eds), RENEWABLE FUTURES. Art, Science and Society in the Post-Media Age, Volume No: 16, 2017. DOWNLOAD

(2015, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, "Dear Collector", 2015. Now available in Alessio Chierico (Ed), Investigations on the Cultural Economy of Media Art, Digicult Editions, Milan 2017. DOWNLOAD

(2015, AUTHOR, ITALIAN) Domenico Quaranta, "Un'opzione del menù. Appunti sulla fotografia post digitale", in: Marcella Manni, Luca Panaro (a cura di), Generazione critica. La fotografia in Europa dopo le grandi scuole, Danilo Montanari Editore, Ravenna 2015. pp 47 – 54. DOWNLOAD

(2014, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, “Saved by Copying. Web Collecting And the Preservation of Digital Artworks”, pp. 553 – 567, in VVAA, Possible Futures Symposium, Editora Peirópolis – Edusp (University of Sao Paulo Press), Sao Paulo, Brazil 2014. DOWNLOAD

(2014, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, “Response. Contemporary Art and Online Popular Culture”, in Artpulse, Issue 20, December 2014, pp. 34 – 37. DOWNLOAD

(2014, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, “Life Documentation”, in Maska, Vol. XXX, Issue 172 – 174, Autumn 2015, pp. 68 – 75. PDF DOWNLOAD

(2014, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, “My Life Without Technoviking. An Interview with Matthias Fritsch”, in VVAA, Eternal September. The Rise of Amateur Culture, Link Editions + Aksioma, 2014. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2013, AUTHOR, ITALIAN) Domenico Quaranta, "ART GAMES. The Videogame as a Legitimate Art Medium", In Comunicazioni sociali, Milan 2013, n. 2, pp. 207 – 215. DOWNLOAD

(2011, AUTHOR, ITALIAN) Domenico Quaranta, "Machine Animation. Videogiochi e machinima nell'arte contemporanea", pp. 107 – 116, in E. Mandelli, V. Re (a cura di), Fate il vostro gioco. Cinema e Videogame nella rete: pratiche di contaminazione. Atti della giornata di studi, Venezia, Università Ca' Foscari, 19 novembre 2010. Terra Ferma, Treviso 2011. DOWNLOAD

(2011, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, "Disembodied? Identity Construction in a Constructed World", in: Philippa Found (ed)The Body in Women’s Art Now, Part 3 – Recreation, Exhibition Catalogue, New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge – Rollo Contemporary Art, London, November 2011. DOWNLOAD

(2011, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, "Criticism as Performance", in Gene McHugh, Post Internet, LINK Editions, Brescia 2011. Soft cover, 274 pp., English, ISBN 978-1-4478-0389-8. BUY / DOWNLOAD

(2010, AUTHOR, ITALIAN) Domenico Quaranta, "C'era due volte", pp. 37 – 56, in E. Sbardella, L. Leuzzi (a cura di), (dieciluglioduemilaotto) – Anniversari di una performance 2008 >09 >10, 2011. DOWNLOAD

(2010, AUTHOR, ENGLISH / POLISH) Domenico Quaranta, "Is the Future What it Used to Be?", in Magdalena Sawon (ed.), The Future is Not What it Used to Be, Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw 2010. DOWNLOAD

(2010, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, "Reality is Overrated. When Media Go Beyond Simulation", in Artpulse, Issue 3, March – May 2010. DOWNLOAD

(2010, AUTHOR, ENGLISH / ITALIAN) Domenico Quaranta, "SS-XXX | Die Frau Helga The Borghild Project Reconstruction", in F. Monico (ed.), LIMINA 1 – UNO di UNO. Unidentified Narrative Objects – New Video Production and New Media Art, NABA LIBRI M-NODE, Milan 2010. DOWNLOAD

(2009, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, "Life and its Double", in AA.VV. (D. Quaranta, M. Cattelan, R. Goldberg, F. Cavallucci, B. Sterling, Wu Ming et al), Eva & Franco Mattes: 0100101110101101.ORG, Charta, Milan – New York 2009. DOWNLOAD

(2009, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, "It Isn't Immaterial, Stupid! The Unbearable Materiality of the Digital", in Artecontexto, Issue 2, 2009, pp. 35 – 41. DOWNLOAD

(2006, AUTHOR, ENGLISH) Domenico Quaranta, "Game Aesthetics", in: Matteo Bittanti, Domenico Quaranta (eds.), GameScenes. Art in the Age of Videogames, Johan & Levi, Milan 2006. ISBN 8860100100. Italian / English, hardcover, 454 pages. DOWNLOAD.

 

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