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Media art

Media art is a generic term in contemporary art, used for describing art which is, to a significant extent, related to or created in a technological medium. Media art refers to disciplines such as video art, electronic art, Internet art and to works related to telecommunications and mass media, including television, radio and telephone. Similar artistic concepts are intermedia and mixed media.

The term media art is mainly used to describe specific types of artworks which were created from the 1960s until present. The term itself has become widely used since the 1990s.

Media art poses museums and cultural institutions with notoriously difficult problems in terms of preservation and conservation, because the technological equipment and software used for media art projects become obsolete very quickly.