Huang Mingfen
Updated: 2016-08-23


Huang Mingfen.On Computer Art. Shanghai: Xuelin Press, 1998.

Using the principle ofSix Elements of Communication proposed by the author, this book investigates six categories , namely,renewal of tools for writing,reading onmachine, digitalilty, robot,post-human, andinformation society, in the view ofrelationship betweencomputer andartisticsubject, means , methodology,objects, content and environment.Relevant researchoncomputer art asa social phenomenon has been promotedfromperspectives of  avariety ofacademic branches including culture,psychology, communication, etc.


Huang Mingfen. Hypertext Poetics. Xiamen: Xiamen University Press, 2002.

This bookinvestigateshypertextboth as a product ofmutual penetration betweentechnology and art, and as a link betweenhistory and future. The main characteristics of this book as follows:(1)taking communication as a clue,topromote in-depth studyonthe origin anddevelopment ofhypertextualityin the history of mankind;(2) taking the interaction between humanity and science as a base, to analyseconcretely howthe current electronic hypertext meets the needs of the development of arts;(3) takingcomputer and networkas means forextensive data collection,totrace the forefront of research.It focus on the relations between the hypertext origin and information technology, hypertext philosophy and socialideological trend, hypertext platform and literary atmosphere, hypertextcategory and cultural activities, hypertext courseware and literary education, hypertext aesthetics and cultural theory, hypertext network and literary norms,hypertext futureand technological progress.



Huang Mingfen. A History of Western Theories on Digital Art (Vol.1Vol.6). Shanghai: Xuelin Press, 2011.

Logically, this book iscomposed in a new framework of analysis covering the artistic potential of digital programing, the artistic value of  digital text, the artistic function of digital media,the artistic influence of digital culture, theartistic origin of digital reality, and the artistic tendency of digital evolutionary. Historically, this book traces the development of Western theories on digital Art from beginning to 21th century, especially recent sixty years (1950-2011).It focus on the interaction between art andtechnology, humanity and science, creation and appreciation, tradition and modernity.