Art Hack Practice: Critical Intersections of Art, Innovation and the Maker Movement

1st Edition

Victoria Bradbury, Suzy O'Hara

Routledge
September 27, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 240 Pages
ISBN 9780815374916 - CAT# K338575

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Summary

Bridging art and innovation, this book invites readers into the processes of artists, curators, cultural producers and historians who are working within new contexts that run parallel to or against the phenomenon of ‘maker culture’.

The book is a fascinating and compelling resource for those interested in critical and interdisciplinary modes of practice that combine arts, technology and making. It presents international case studies that interrogate perceived distinctions between sites of artistic and economic production by brokering new ways of working between them. It also discusses the synergies and dissonances between art and maker culture, analyzes the social and collaborative impact of maker spaces, and reflects upon the ethos of the hackathon within the fabric of a media lab’s working practices.

Art Hack Practice: Critical Intersections of Art, Innovation and the Maker Movement is essential reading for courses in art, design, new media, computer science, media studies and mass communications as well as those working to bring new forms of programming to museums, cultural venues, commercial ventures, and interdisciplinary academic research centers.

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