New Media Art (2006) by Mark Tribe and Reena Jana, addresses this form of art that arose after the dawn of the age of digital communication. bitforms artists Mark Napier, Golan Levin and Raphael Lozano-Hemmer make an appearance in this book.
Artists have long been early adopters of emerging media technologies. At the advent of the Internet in 1994, artists began to explore the cultural, social, and aesthetic possibilities of such new communication technologies as the Web, video surveillance cameras, wireless phones, hand-held computers, and GPS devices. This book New focuses on technologies and forms as well as thematic content and conceptual strategies in New Media art. New Media art often involves appropriation, collaboration, and the free sharing of ideas and expressions, and frequently addresses the political ramifications of technology around issues of identity, commercialization, privacy, and the public domain.