9780500289952

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780500289952

  • ISBN10:

    0500289956

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1/17/2013
  • Publisher: THAMES&HUD
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Summary

In the twenty-first century, some of the most dynamic works of artare being produced not in the studio but in the laboratory, whereartists probe cultural, philosophical, and social questions connectedwith cutting-edge scientific and technological research. Their workranges across disciplines-microbiology, the physical sciences, informationtechnologies, human biology and living systems, kinetics, androbotics-taking in everything from eugenics and climate change toartificial intelligence.Art + Science Now provides an overview of this new strand ofcontemporary art, showcasing the best international work. Featuringsome 250 artists, it presents a broad range of projects, from body artto bioengineering of plants and insects, from computer-controlledvideo performances to large-scale visual and sound installations.

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