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INSTÄLLT: Patrick McCray: An Engineer as Work of Art: Billy Klüver's Experiments with Art and Technology

Higher seminar

INSTÄLLT: Patrick McCray, professor i historia, University of California Santa Barbara, "An Engineer as Work of Art: Billy Klüver's Experiments with Art and Technology".

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 artistcolleagues.

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.

Ordförande: Johan Kärnfelt.

På engelska / In English.

Samarrangemang med Teknik- och vetenskapshistoriska seminariet.

Photo attributed to Frances Breer. Photograph Collection: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives, New York.

Date: 4/22/2020

Time: 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Categories: Idéhistoria

Location: Faculty of Arts, Lundgrensgatan 1B

Contact person: Johan Kärnfelt

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