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Art, Time and Technology.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Published

Publication date2006
PublisherBerg
Number of pages240
ISBN (Print)1845201353
Original languageEnglish

Bibliographic note

Art, Time and Technology examines the role of art in an age of 'real time' information systems and instantaneous communication. The increasing speed of technology and of technological development since the early 19th century has resulted in cultural anxiety. Humankind now appears to be an ever-smaller component of dauntingly complex technological systems, operating at speeds beyond human control or even perception. This perceived change forces us to rethink our understanding of key concepts such as time, history and art. Art, Time and Technology explores how the practice of art, in particular of avant-garde art, keeps our relation to time, history and even our own humanity open. Barbara Maria Stafford, author of 'Devices of Wonder: From the World in a Box to Images on a Screen' wrote (as endorsement) that 'This is the first book that critically situates the technologies of real-time computing within the broader discourses of visual and media history. From Jack Burnham to John Cage, Leroi-Gourhan to Marshall McLuhan, and Les immateriaux to Stanley Kubrick, Gere challenges us to consider the role of the entire apparatus of communication in the ongoing construction of art as information processing system.', while in a review for Leonardo Jan Baetens of the Catholic University of Kleuven wrote that 'I have read Art, Time, and Technology with permanent and increasing admiration, pleasure, and excitement. Charlie Gere's book is without any doubt a major contribution to the field of ""art and technology"" (and sometimes even ""art and science"") studies, which it innovates in very stimulating ways . . . one can only admire the breadth of the authors interests and the depth of his insights.' RAE_import_type : Authored book RAE_uoa_type : LICA