Experiments in Art and Technology


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From a Montana Tech New Media class, referencing Wardrip-Fruin and Montfort, New Media Reader.

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Experiments in Art and Technology

  1. 1. Experiments in Art and Technology E.A.T. – Referencing The New Media Reader, Wardrip-Fruin & Montfort
  2. 2. Klüver, Billy. “Garden Party”. Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age. ZERO 1. 1968. E.A.T. 9 Evenings. Program. October 1966. E.A.T. Press Release. October 1967. Klüver, Billy. “The Pavilion.” Ed. Billy Klüver, Julie Martin, Barbara Rose. Dutton, 1972 These works were published in:
  3. 3. Backstory and Remembrances, 1966 <ul><li>January 29th - The Road Safety Act is passed which leads to the use of the Breathalyzer. </li></ul><ul><li>February 3rd - Soviet probe Luna 9 is the first artificial satellite to 'land' on the moon </li></ul><ul><li>March 31st - The USSR launches Luna 10, which will become the first space probe to orbit the moon </li></ul><ul><li>April 21st - An artificial heart is installed in the chest of Marcel DeRudder in a Houston hospital </li></ul><ul><li>May 28th - Fidel Castro announces martial law in Cuba because of possible US attack </li></ul>
  4. 4. Backstory and Remembrances, 1966 <ul><li>June 13th - The US Supreme Court rules in the Miranda case that police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them </li></ul><ul><li>August 5th - Groundbreaking on the World Trade Center takes place. </li></ul><ul><li>September 16th - The Metropolitan Opera house opens in New York City </li></ul><ul><li>October 7th - The 'hippie' drug LSD is made illegal in California </li></ul><ul><li>November 25th - J. Edgar Hoover announces all evidence suggests that Lee Harvey Oswald was acting alone </li></ul><ul><li>December 15th - Cartoon genius Walt Disney dies at age 65. </li></ul>
  5. 5. About E.A.T., From 1967 Press Release <ul><li>EAT explores the artist-engineer relationship and potential for our culture of joining artistic and technical exploration. </li></ul><ul><li>EAT was founded in 1966 by Billy Klüver, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Whitman, Fred Waldhauer – announced to the press in 1967. </li></ul><ul><li>Big Turning Point was 1967 with 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering. Particularly inspiring were the artist-engineer collaborations. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoxuzPPstXc Starting at 2:53, Judson Dance Theatre and John Cage. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sps62Sxafbs Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Mimi Kanarek and 500 people. Pg 221. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cybernated Art Nam June Paik – Referencing The New Media Reader, Wardrip-Fruin & Montfort
  7. 7. Manifestos. Pg 24. Great Bear Pamphlets. New York. 1966 “ Cybernated Art” was published in:
  8. 8. <ul><li>Paik: TV Bra for Living Sculpture http://www.berkshirefinearts.com/?page=article&article_id=1086&catID=3 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cybernated Art, From Montfort and Wardrip-Fruin <ul><li>Cybernetics is to understand and define the functions and processes of systems that have goals and that participate in circular, causal chains that move from action to sensing to comparison with desired goal, and again to action. (wikipedia) </li></ul><ul><li>Nam Jun Paik among first to use televisions in art altering them as John Cage had altered pianos. </li></ul><ul><li>Paik’s Manifesto provides a cybernetic/Buddhist context for his work and a connection with the documents from EAT. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Your thoughts, Your Links
  11. 11. Your thoughts, Your Links <ul><li>Merging Art and Technology </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxnslXHFhzA&feature=player_embedded </li></ul><ul><li>Nam Jun Paik </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1WaTxtIZwV8# </li></ul><ul><li>Alien Encounter </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UGxRYDc9xw&feature=player_embedded </li></ul>