Art, Time and Technology (Culture Machine Series)

Art, Time and Technology (Culture Machine Series)

by Charlie Gere
     
 

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This book explores how the practice of art, in particular of avant-garde art, keeps our relation to time, history and even our own humanity open. Examining key moments in the history of both technology and art from the beginnings of industrialisation to today, Charlie Gere explores both the making and purpose of art and how much further it can travel from the human

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This book explores how the practice of art, in particular of avant-garde art, keeps our relation to time, history and even our own humanity open. Examining key moments in the history of both technology and art from the beginnings of industrialisation to today, Charlie Gere explores both the making and purpose of art and how much further it can travel from the human body.

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“This is the first book that critically situates the technologies of real-time computing within the broader discourses of visual and media history. From Jack Burnham to John Cage, Leroi-Gourhan to Marshall Mccluhan, and Les immateriaux to Stanley Kubrick, Gere challenges us to consider the role of the entire apparatus of communication in the ongoing construction of art as information processing system.” —Barbara Maria Stafford, author of Devices of Wonder: From the World in a Box to Images on a Screen
author of Devices of Wonder: From the World in Barbara Maria Stafford

This is the first book that critically situates the technologies of real-time computing within the broader discourses of visual and media history. From Jack Burnham to John Cage, Leroi-Gourhan to Marshall Mccluhan, and Les immateriaux to Stanley Kubrick, Gere challenges us to consider the role of the entire apparatus of communication in the ongoing construction of art as information processing system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845201357
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
07/09/2006
Series:
Culture Machine Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

Charlie Gere is Reader in New Media Research at Lancaster University and is the author of Digital Culture.

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