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Author Sloan, Kate, 1979- author

Title Art, cybernetics, and pedagogy in post-war Britain : Roy Ascott's Groundcourse / Kate Sloan
Published New York : Routledge, 2019
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Series Routledge advances in art and visual studies
Routledge advances in art and visual studies.
Contents Introduction : Dialogue -- Metaform -- Analogue -- Field -- Control -- Calibrator -- Game -- Synthesizer
Summary This is the first full-length study about the British artist Roy Ascott, one of the first cybernetic artists, with a career spanning seven decades to date. The book focuses on his early career, exploring the evolution of his early interests in communication in the context of the rich overlaps between art, science and engineering in Britain during the 1950s and 1960s. The first part of the book looks at Ascott's training and early work, while the second looks solely at Groundcourse, Ascott's extraordinary pedagogical model for visual arts and cybernetics which used an integrative and systems-based model, drawing in behaviourism, analogue machines, performance and games. Using hitherto unpublished photographs and documents, this book will forge a more prominent place for cybernetics in post-war British art
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Kate Sloan teaches for Newcastle Univerity and the University of Edinburgh, where she was previously Henry Moore Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow 2015-17
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 20, 2019)
Subject Ascott, Roy.
Art and technology -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Art -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Artists as teachers -- Great Britain.
Education -- Experimental methods.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
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