Sunday, May 18, 2008

Educating Artists, Digitally

Here's a new anthology that is just coming out and that I have an essay in:
Educating Artists for the Future: Learning at the Intersections of Art, Science, Technology and Culture
Edited by Mel Alexenberg
ISBN 9781841501918/£29.95/$60/Hardback

In UK: Intellect Books / In USA: University of Chicago Press

“Mel Alexenberg, a very sophisticated artist and scholar of much experience in the complex playing field of art-science-technology, addresses the rarely asked question: How does the ‘media magic’ communicate content?” - Otto Piene, Professor Emeritus and Director, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In Educating Artists for the Future, some of the world's most innovative thinkers in higher education in art and design offer fresh directions for educating artists for a rapidly evolving post-digital future. Their creative redefinition of art at the interdisciplinary interface where scientific enquiry and new technologies shape aesthetic and cultural values offers groundbreaking guidelines for art education in an era of emerging new media. This is the first book concerned with educating artists for the post-digital age, propelling artists into unknown territory.

A culturally diverse range of art educators focus on teaching their students to create artworks that explore the complex balance between cultural pride and global awareness. They demonstrate how the dynamic interplay between digital, biological, and cultural systems calls for alternative pedagogical strategies that encourage student-centered, self regulated, participatory, interactive, and immersive learning. Educating Artists for the Future charts the diaphanous boundaries between art, science, technology, and culture that are reshaping art education.

Contributors include:
Shlomo Lee Abrahmov, Israel
Mark Amerika, USA
Roy Ascott, UK
Michael Bielicky, Germany
Ron Burnett, Canada,
Carol Gigliotti, Canada
Diane Gromala, Canada
Wengao Huang, China
Eduardo Kac, USA
Lucia Leão, Brazil
Aaron Marcus, USA
Jill Scott, Switzerland
Bill Seaman, USA
Jinsil Seo, South Korea
Edward Shanken, USA
Yacov Sharir, USA
Ismail Ozgur Soganci, Turkey
Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss, Finland
Robert W. Sweeny, USA
Vinod Vidwans, India
Stephen Wilson, USA
More here.

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