Art + Science Now

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Thames & Hudson, 2010 - Art - 208 pages
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In the twenty-first century, some of the most dynamic works of art are being produced not in the studio but in the laboratory, where artists probe cultural, philosophical, and social questions connected with cutting-edge scientific and technological research. Their work ranges across disciplines—microbiology, the physical sciences, information technologies, human biology and living systems, kinetics and robotics—and takes in everything from eugenics to climate change to artificial intelligence.

This comprehensive overview covers a dazzling array of work produced by some 250 artists from America, Japan, Germany, France, the Netherlands, the UK, and elsewhere. It presents a broad range of projects, from body art to bioengineering of plants and insects; from music, dance, and computer-controlled video performances to large-scale visual and sound installations. Special features include a full reading list and lists of pertinent museum collections, festivals, and research centers.

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Contents

introduction
6
conclusion
200
further reading browsing 202 I online resources 203 I sources of illustrations 204 I index
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About the author (2010)

Stephen Wilson was Professor of Conceptual and Information Artsat San Francisco State University. His previous publications includeUsing Computers to Create Art and Information Arts: Intersections of Art,Science, and Technology.

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