Edward Shanken


Savannah College of Art and Design

Job Title:

Art Papers Chair


Chair, Jury Member, and Speaker/Presenter

Jury Member:

Writings and Presentations:

Title: Art in the Information Age: Technology and Conceptual Art
Writing Type: Paper
Exhibition: SIGGRAPH 2001: n-space
Abstract Summary:

By the mid-!960s, Marshall McLuhan prophesied that electronic media were creating an increasingly interconnected global village. Such pronouncements popularized the idea that the era of machine-age technology was drawing to a close, ushering in a new era of information technology. Sensing this shift, art historian and curator K.G. Pontus Hulten organized a simultaneously nostalgic and futuristic exhibition on art and mechanical technology at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1968. The Machine: As Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age included work ranging from Leonardo Da Vinci’s 16th-century drawings of flying machines to contemporary artist-engineer collaborations that won a competition organized by Experiments in Art and Technology, Inc. (EAT).’

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