Stephen Wilson, "Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology"
The MIT Press | 2001-11-30 | ISBN: 026223209X | 1024 pages | PDF | 10,2 MB
A new breed of contemporary artist engages science and technology–not just to adopt the vocabulary and gizmos, but to explore and comment on the content, agendas, and possibilities. Indeed, proposes Stephen Wilson, the role of the artist is not only to interpret and to spread scientific knowledge, but to be an active partner in determining the direction of research. Years ago, C. P. Snow wrote about the "two cultures" of science and the humanities; these developments may finally help to change the outlook of those who view science and technology as separate from the general culture.