Synthetics: Aspects of Art and Technology in Australia, 1956-1975

Synthetics: Aspects of Art and Technology in Australia, 1956-1975

by Stephen Jones

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ISBN-13: 9780262014960
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 02/25/2011
Series: Leonardo
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stephen Jones is an Australian video artist and electronic engineer.

What People are Saying About This

Jill Scott

A seminal history for any artist who is currently working with technology.

Bill Seaman

As one researches aspects of the world, often particular periods of history that we thought we knew find themselves in need of rewriting. Jones has provided us with a comprehensive study of a rich period of technological and artistic change that to a large degree has remained hidden. In this light Synthetics is a deeply important and comprehensive book, for it gently asks us to re-cast the history of this period with newly articulated detail.

Ross Harley

Synthetics offers an unprecedented insight into the convergence of art and technology in Australia in the immediate postwar era. At once surprising and revealing, Stephen Jones' book charts the collaborative art-making processes of these hitherto undiscovered Antipodean 'hunters and gathers of the new.'

Endorsement

Synthetics offers an unprecedented insight into the convergence of art and technology in Australia in the immediate postwar era. At once surprising and revealing, Stephen Jones' book charts the collaborative art-making processes of these hitherto undiscovered Antipodean 'hunters and gathers of the new.'

Ross Harley, Professor and Head, School of Media Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney

From the Publisher

A seminal history for any artist who is currently working with technology.

Jill Scott , Media Artist and Professor for Art and Science Research in the Institute of Cultural Studies in Art, Media, and Design, Zurich University of the Arts

As one researches aspects of the world, often particular periods of history that we thought we knew find themselves in need of rewriting. Jones has provided us with a comprehensive study of a rich period of technological and artistic change that to a large degree has remained hidden. In this light Synthetics is a deeply important and comprehensive book, for it gently asks us to re-cast the history of this period with newly articulated detail.

Bill Seaman , Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University

Synthetics offers an unprecedented insight into the convergence of art and technology in Australia in the immediate postwar era. At once surprising and revealing, Stephen Jones' book charts the collaborative art-making processes of these hitherto undiscovered Antipodean 'hunters and gathers of the new. '

Ross Harley , Professor and Head, School of Media Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney

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