Carriages and Computers: Aesthetic Technologies in Literature from the 18th to the 21st Century

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Gunnar Foss, Yngve Sandhei Jacobsen
Tapir Academic Press, 2009 - Philosophy - 232 pages
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Art is everything but a machine, aesthetic theory has taught us. By likening the work of art to a living organism, art and technology were separated from each other as two distinct spheres. Technological invention was thought of as compulsory and machine like. The main objective of this book is to investigate the interaction between technology and aesthetics. The project springs out of an assumption that the media bring art and technology together. In this context an important subsidiary aim is that of exploring how transitions from one mediatechnological period to another also lead to changes in artistic or literary expression, even in the organization of the whole field of the aesthetic. The book is a result of the NORLIT 2005 Conference "Literature, Technology and Imagination" held at NTNU, Trondheim

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