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Patrick McCray: Making Art Work: Engineers, Artists, and the Building of New Creative Cultures

Higher seminar

Patrick McCray, professor i historia, University of California Santa Barbara: Making Art Work: Engineers, Artists, and the Building of New Creative Cultures.

The talk explores why and how the 1960s blossoming of enthusiasm for art-and-technology happened as well as its rather sudden retreat. While not ignoring the artists, McCray wish to restore the technologists to the foreground by recovering the stories of engineers who contributed time, technical expertise, and aesthetic input to their artist colleagues.

A key figure in this first wave of art-and-technology was Swedish-born engineer Wilhelm "Billy" Klüver. Following his activities, McCray argue that today¿s proliferation of academic and commercial art-design-technology-innovation centers is a legacy of a foundation set down by artists and engineers in the 1960s.

Samarrangemang mellan högre seminariet och Teknik- och vetenskapshistoriska seminariet.

Ordförande: Johan Kärnfelt.

Seminariet hålls på engelska / The seminar will be held in English.

Date: 4/22/2020

Time: 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Categories: Idéhistoria

Location: Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, Renströmsgatan 6

Contact person: Johan Kärnfelt

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