High-Tech Trash: Glitch, Noise, and Aesthetic Failure

High-Tech Trash: Glitch, Noise, and Aesthetic Failure

by Carolyn L. Kane

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High-Tech Trash analyzes creative strategies in glitch, noise, and error to chart the development of an aesthetic paradigm rooted in failure. Carolyn L. Kane explores how technologically influenced creative practices, primarily from the second half of the twentieth and first quarter of the twenty-first centuries, critically offset a broader culture of pervasive risk and discontent. In so doing, she questions how we continue onward, striving to do better and acquire more, despite inevitable disappointment. High-Tech Trash speaks to a paradox in contemporary society in which failure is disavowed yet necessary for technological innovation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520340145
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/17/2019
Series: Rhetoric & Public Culture: History, Theory, Critique , #1
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Carolyn L. Kane is Associate Professor of Communication at Ryerson University and author of Chromatic Algorithms: Synthetic Color, Computer Art, and Aesthetics after Code.

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