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Explorations in Art and Technology is about the creative process in action through the eyes of practitioners and researchers. The book explores the fascinating relationship between artist and technologist through studies of innovative projects that push the boundaries of digital art. The research sheds new light on the nature of interaction between people and computers and provides insight into the characteristics of environments in which creativity can be enhanced. In doing so, it presents a case for organisations to develop strategies for offering environments in which collaborative, sustainable partnerships can thrive. What emerges is a compelling story of new visions and new forms in a field that is set to transform traditional norms in both art and technology as we move through the 21st Century.
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Editorial Reviews

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"It makes a useful and important contribution. This is the best update on the continuing dance between artists and technologists. It should inspire and motivate more collaborative experiences. Bravo!!"
Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland, author of Leonardo's Laptop

"A thought-provoking overview of art-and-technology. You don't have to be a techno-freak to be intrigued. You just have to be interested in human beings: how we interact with our environment, how we see ourselves in relation to it, and how we tell the difference in the first place."
Margaret Boden, OBE, University of Sussex, author of The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms

"Interactions between art, design and technology have been topics that surfaced frequently throughout the twentieth century. For many artists and designers new technology whether in photography, printing, video or computing has posed new challenges and created new opportunities. Others have simply tried to reject technology as alien and intrusive. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, this book offers both a review and a fresh start. Its most important contribution is that it provides not only examples of art works created with (or sometimes by) computers, but also the reflections and insights of the artists who have engaged in these interactions with technology. These case studies provide a new basis for exploring the creative process."
Professor Nigel Cross, Open University Design Faculty, and Editor of Design Studios

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781852335458
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 6/20/2002
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Context 5
2 Environment 21
3 Research 39
4 Collaboration 55
5 Practice 69
6 Windows to a New Dimension: Bettina Brendel 87
7 A Million Millennial Medicis: Harold Cohen 91
8 Structure in Art Practice: Ernest Edmonds 105
9 Generative Art: Manfred Mohr 111
10 From Zombies to Cyborg Bodies: Extra Ear, Exoskeleton and Avatars: Stclarc 115
11 Tears in the Connective Tissue: Joan Truckenbrod 125
12 Algorithmic Fine Art: Composing a Visual Arts Score: Roman Verostko 131
13 An Observer's Reflections: The Artist Considered as Expert: Thomas Hewett 137
14 Realizing Digital Artworks: Colin Machin 145
15 Being Supportive: Andre Schappo 153
16 Working with Artists: Manumaya Uniyal 161
17 Creating Graspable Water in Three-Dimensional Space: Joan Ashworth 167
18 The Artist as Digital Explorer: Dave Everitt 173
19 Hybrid Invention: Beverley Hood 179
20 Contemporary Totemism: Jean-Pierre Husquinet 185
21 The Illusion and Simulation of Complex Motion: Fre Ilgen 191
22 The Computer: An Intrusive Influence: Michael Kidner 197
23 Switched On: Marlena Novak 205
24 The Color Organ and Collaboration: Jack Ox 211
25 Digital Spirituality: Anthony Padgett 219
26 Integrating Computers as Explorers in Art Practice: Michael Quantrill 225
27 Deconstructing the Norm: Juliet Robson 231
28 Shifting Spaces: Esther Rolinson 237
29 Going Somewhere Else: Ray Ward 243
30 New Directions for Art and Technology: George Whale 249
31 Defining Interaction: Linda Candy 261
Biographical Notes 267
Bibliography 281
Index 283
Colour Plates 289
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