Reframing Consciousness

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Roy Ascott
Intellect Books, 2000 - Art - 314 pages
Interactions between art, science and technology are leading to the emergence of new cultural forms, behaviours and values. Through a discussion on current developments in the artistic world, this book analyses these interactions, and seeks to identify their impact on common assumptions about the nature of mind and consciousness, and of reality.

Presenting the work of over sixty highly respected theorists and practitioners in art and science, Reframing Consciousness brings to questions of art and consciousness a diversity of approach and a rich background of knowledge. Loosely themed around four key elements of Mind, Body, Art and Values, the editor leads the investigation through the familiar territories of interactive media and artificial life, combining them with new and ancient ideas about creativity and authorship, the body and personal identity.

This is the first book to recognize the paradigmatic changes which art, in alliance with science, technology and consciousness research, is currently undergoing. The book's appeal extends from working artists, students and professionals in Art, Media and Design, to the informed general reader.


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