Carolyn L. Kane is the author of Chromatic Algorithms: Synthetic Color, Computer Art, and Aesthetics after Code (University of Chicago Press 2014), an award-winning book analyzing the role of electronic color in the development of media aesthetics 1960. Currently a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University, she is also an Assistant Professor in the School of Professional Communications in the Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. Her published work has also appeared in e-flux, Leonardo, Journal of Communication Inquiry, Journal of Visual Culture, New Media and Society, Theory, Culture & Society, and Visual Communication.
Carolyn L. Kane, Chromatic Algorithms: Synthetic Color, Computer Art, and Aesthetics After Code (University of Chicago Press, 2014).
Awards received for Chromatic Algorithms:
• 2015 American Association of University Press award for “excellence in design, typography, and manufacturing standards.”
Reviews of Chromatic Algorithms:
• Review in Design & Culture (forthcoming)
• Review in New Media and Society
• Review in Public Books
Interviews about Chromatic Algorithms:
• Interview with Theory, Culture & Society
• Interview with New Books in Science, Technology, and Society
• Interview with WICN (90.5FM), part II
• Interview with WICN (90.5FM), part I
Carolyn L. Kane, “Plastic Shine: From Prosaic Miracle to Retrograde Sublime,” e-flux special issue for the 2015 Venice Biennale (July 2015).
“Broken Color in a Modern World: Chromatic Failures in Purist Art and Architecture,” Journal of the International Colour Association (2015): 14, 1-13.
“Glitch Art: Failure from The Avant-Garde to Kanye West,” Journal of InVisible Culture no. 21 (October 2014).
“The Tragedy of Radical Subjectivity: From Radical Software to Proprietary Subjects” Leonardo 47:5 (October 2014).
“Synthetic Fluorescents: From Day-Glo Novelty to Everyday Norm” Journal of Design History vol. 27; 1 (March 2014): 1-22.
“The Electric ‘Now Indigo Blue’: Synthetic Color and Video Synthesis circa 1969” Leonardo vol. 46, no. 4 (2013 SIGGRAPH special issue): 360-366.
“The Synthetic Color Sense of Pipilotti Rist Or, Deleuzian Color Theory for Electronic Media Art.” Visual Communication vol. 10, no. 4 (November 2011): 475-497.
• Translation into Spanish forthcoming from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia
“Speaking into the iPhone: An Interview with John Durham Peters, or, Ghostly Cessation for the Digital Age.” Journal of Communication Inquiry vol. 34, no. 2 (April 2010): 119-133.
“Digital Art, and Experimental Color Systems at Bell Laboratories, 1965––1984: Restoring Interdisciplinary Innovations to Media History.” Leonardo vol. 43, no. 1 (February 2010): 19, 53-58.
“‘Programming the Beautiful’: Informatic Color and Aesthetic Transformations in Early Computer Art.” Theory, Culture & Society vol. 27, no. 1 (January 2010): 73-93.