Machines as Agency : Artistic Perspectives Paperback / softback
Edited by Christoph Lischka, Andrea Sick
Part of the Kultur- und Medientheorie series
This book supports and deepens the existing interfaces between art, science, and technology -- transgressing traditional principles and styles of research, and selectively overcoming the side-by-side coexistence in favour of an integrated "laboratory of the future".
Instead of relying on traditional dualisms like nature-culture, subject-object, as well as man and machine, heterogeneous networks with humans and non-humans (Latour) are opened in shared contexts of agency.
New momentary propositions are developed, meeting the complexity of discovering, exploring, and inventing -- things: things which do not exist just as given beings.
The artists and theoreticians can pursue using the tools and techniques of science actively -- not only to comment them but also to fathom their possibilities, and employ them in their artistic and scientific projects.
Machines as Agency is an artistic perspective.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 194 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Transcript Verlag
- Publication Date: 15/09/2007
- Category: Theory of art
- ISBN: 9783899426465