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Technocrats of the imagination : art, technology, and the military-industrial avant-garde

Author: John Beck; Ryan Bishop
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press Books, 2020.
Series: Cultural politics book
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"TECHNOCRATS OF THE IMAGINATION traces the rise of collaborative art and technology labs in the U.S. from WWII to the present. Ryan Bishop and John Beck reveal the intertwined histories of the avant-garde art movement and the military-industrial complex, showing how radical pedagogical practices traveled from Germany's Bauhaus movement to the U.S. art world and interacted with government-funded military research and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beck, John, 1963-
Technocrats of the imagination
Durham : Duke University Press Books, 2020.
(DLC) 2019023963
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Beck; Ryan Bishop
ISBN: 9781478005957 1478005955 9781478006602 1478006609
OCLC Number: 1101975804
Notes: "A cultural politics book."
Description: viii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Science, art, democracy --
A laboratory of form and movement : institutionalizing emancipatory technicity at MIT --
The hands-on approach : engineering collaboration at E.A.T. --
Feedback : expertise, LACMA and the Think-Tank --
How to make the world work --
Heritage of our times.
Series Title: Cultural politics book
Responsibility: John Beck and Ryan Bishop.

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John Beck and Ryan Bishop explore the 1960s interdisciplinary art and technology collaborations between American avant-garde artists and the military-industrial complex that took place in  Read more...

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"In teaching art and technology history now, the hardest tasks are to problematize innovation and to explain with precision the ways in which the midcentury artistic avant-garde in the US was Read more...

 
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