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Electronic Mediations #02: High Techne: Art and Technology from the Machine Aesthetic to the Posthuman

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In an age of high tech, our experience of technology has changed tremendously, yet the definition of technology has remained largely unquestioned. High Techne redresses this gap in thinking about technology, examining the shifting relations of technology, art, and culture from the beginnings of modernity to contemporary technocultures.<P>Drawing on the Greek root of technology (techne, generally translated as "art, skill, or craft"), R. L. Rutsky challenges both the modernist notion of technology as an instrument or tool and the conventional idea of a noninstrumental aesthetics. Today, technology and aesthetics have again begun to come together: even basketball shoes are said to exhibit a "high-tech style" and the most advanced technology is called "state of the art." Rutsky charts the history and vicissitudes of this new high-tech techne up to our day — from Fritz Lang to Octavia Butler, Thomas Edison to Japanese Anime, constructivism to cyberspace.<P>Progressing from the major art movements of modernism to contemporary science fiction and cultural theory, Rutsky provides clear and compelling evidence of a shift in the cultural conceptions of technology and art and demonstrates the centrality of technology to modernism and postmodernism.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-185) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816633562
Author:
Rutsky, R. L.
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Location:
Minneapolis, Minn. ;
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
High technology
Subject:
Art and technology
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art and technology - Philosophy
Subject:
Technology -- Aesthetics.
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Electronic Mediations
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
None
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 5.88 x 0.5 in

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