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Synthetics : aspects of art and technology in Australia, 1956-1975 / Stephen Jones. (2011)

Authors: Jones, Stephen, 1951 January 23-
Publisher:Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press,
  • There are 30 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 30 copies of this specific edition.
Also Titled:
  • Aspects of art and technology in Australia, 1956-1975
  • Jones, Stephen, 1951 January 23-
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • volume
Physical Description:
  • xii, 395 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Leonardo
  • Leonardo
  • Leonardo (Series) (Cambridge, Mass.)
  • Leonardo (Series) (Cambridge, Mass.)
  • New technologies continually arise, offering repeated opportunities to artists in search of the technologically novel. The author calls this phenomenon the "rolling new," and in this book he describes how artists in Australia used new technologies in their art, from the early days of digital computing in the 1950s to a landmark exhibition in 1975. He looks at not only the artists and the artworks they produced but also at the evolution of computing technologies and video displays as these new forms of media developed into tools that artists could use.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The seeds of computer graphics
  • 3. Computing at the University of Sydney
  • 4. Computer art and the PDP-8
  • 5. Kinetics to electronics
  • 6. Post-object art &‚Äč the tin sheds
  • 7. Video art
  • 8. Converging on interactivity.
  • More...
  • More...
  • Formerly CIP.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English
  • 9780262014960 (hbk.)
  • 0262014963 (hbk.)
Dewey Number:
  • 776.099409045
Standard Number:
  • 3572557
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 45562764
  • 45562764
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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