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Art and Science Now: How Scientific Research and Technological Innovation are Becoming Key to 21st Century Aesthetics

Art and Science Now: How Scientific Research and Technological Innovation are Becoming Key to 21st Century Aesthetics
Library Shelf Location 06.SCIE
Publication Date 2010
Description A comprehensive guide to contemporary art inspired or driven by scientific and technological innovation, Art + Science Now points to intriguing new directions for the visual arts and traces a key strand in 21st-century aesthetics. This is a global overview of the ways in which contemporary artists are drawing on kinetics, biology, robotics and information technologies to explore new forms of creative expression. In the 21st century, some of the most dynamic works of art are being produced not in the studio but in the laboratory, where artists probe cultural, philosophical and social questions connected with cutting-edge scientific and technological research. Their work ranges across disciplines – microbiology, the physical sciences, information technologies, human biology and living systems, kinetics and robotics – taking in everything from eugenics and climate change to virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Art + Science Now, the first illustrated survey of its kind, provides a dazzling overview of this new strand of contemporary art, showcasing the best international work produced since 2000. Featuring around 250 artists from around the world, it presents projects from body art to bioengineering, from music and computer-controlled video performances to large-scale visual and sound installations, all of which challenge our assumptions about our relations with science, technology and the world around us. Stephen Wilson summarizes the latest scientific research for the lay reader, and supplements his text with a reading list and extensive online resources, highlighting the museums, festivals, research centres and educational programmes that support this new work.
ISBN 9780500238684
Quantity 1
Pages 208
Author Stephen Wilson
Format Hardback
Publisher Thames and Hudson Ltd, London
Category Theory
Keywords Kinetic Art, Robots, Science
Language English

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