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Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology (Leonardo)

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A new breed of contemporary artist engages science and technology—not just to adopt the vocabulary and gizmos, but to explore and comment on the content, agendas, and possibilities. Indeed, proposes Stephen Wilson, the role of the artist is not only to interpret and to spread scientific knowledge, but to be an active partner in determining the direction of research. Years ago, C. P. Snow wrote about the "two cultures" of science and the humanities; these developments may finally help to change the outlook of those who view science and technology as separate from the general culture.

In this rich compendium, Wilson offers the first comprehensive survey of international artists who incorporate concepts and research from mathematics, the physical sciences, biology, kinetics, telecommunications, and experimental digital systems such as artificial intelligence and ubiquitous computing. In addition to visual documentation and statements by the artists, Wilson examines relevant art-theoretical writings and explores emerging scientific and technological research likely to be culturally significant in the future. He also provides lists of resources including organizations, publications, conferences, museums, research centers, and Web sites.

Synopsis:

An introduction to the work and ideas of artists who use—and even influence—science and technology.

Synopsis:

A new breed of contemporary artist engages science and technology--not just to adopt the vocabulary and gizmos, but to explore and comment on the content, agendas, and possibilities. Indeed, proposes Stephen Wilson, the role of the artist is not only to interpret and to spread scientific knowledge, but to be an active partner in determining the direction of research. Years ago, C. P. Snow wrote about the two cultures of science and the humanities; these developments may finally help to change the outlook of those who view science and technology as separate from the general culture.

About the Author

Stephen Wilson was Professor of Conceptual and Information Arts at San Francisco State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262232098
Subtitle:
Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology
Author:
Wilson, Stephen
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Specific Subjects
Subject:
Art and science
Subject:
Art and technology
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - General
Subject:
Methodology
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Series:
Leonardo Books
Series Volume:
6868
Publication Date:
20011130
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
969
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in 3.61 lb

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Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology (Leonardo)
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"Synopsis" by , An introduction to the work and ideas of artists who use—and even influence—science and technology.
"Synopsis" by , A new breed of contemporary artist engages science and technology--not just to adopt the vocabulary and gizmos, but to explore and comment on the content, agendas, and possibilities. Indeed, proposes Stephen Wilson, the role of the artist is not only to interpret and to spread scientific knowledge, but to be an active partner in determining the direction of research. Years ago, C. P. Snow wrote about the two cultures of science and the humanities; these developments may finally help to change the outlook of those who view science and technology as separate from the general culture.
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