Art in the Age of Technoscience: Genetic Engineering, by Ingeborg Reichle

By Ingeborg Reichle

Is technological know-how the recent artwork? ranging from this provocative query, artwork historian Ingeborg Reichle examines in her ebook attention-grabbing responses of latest artists whilst confronted with contemporary medical and technological advances. within the final twenty years an increasing number of artists has left the normal inventive playground to paintings in its place in medical contexts similar to the laboratories of molecular biology, robotics, and synthetic lifestyles. New artwork types like Transgenic paintings" and "Bio-Art have emerged from the laboratory. those paintings kinds range dramatically from conventional creative techniques that discover the typical: they've got crossed the bounds among the unreal and the typical, and hence galvanize passionate debates concerning the growing to be effect of technology and expertise. this primary complete survey offers a well-selected variety of major artistic endeavors and with over 280 color illustrations offers a wide evaluate of this new and correct improvement in art.

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Smit, "Science, Technology and the Military. Relations in Transition," in Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, ed. Sheila]asanoff et al. (Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, 1994), 598-626. 29. Derek de Solia Price is credited as being one of the founders of scientometrics, a branch oflearning that is concerned with the quantitative features and characteristics of science which are studied by statistical mathematical methods; see Derek de Solla Price, Little Science, Big Science (New York: Columbia University Press, 1963).

24. Cf. Gernot Bohrne, Wolfgang van den Daele, and Wolfgang Krohn, "Die Verwissenschaftlichung von Technologic," in Die gesellschaftliche Orientierung des ioissenscbaftlichen Fortscbritts, ed. Gernot Bohme et aI. (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1978),367. 25. On the development of large-scale research facilities see Gerhard A. Ritter, Groj1forschlmg und Staat in Deutschland. H. Beck, 1992). 26. Cf. Ulrike Felt, Helga Nowotny, and Klaus Taschwer, Wissenschaftsforschung. Eine EinfUhrung (Frankfurt am Main : Campus, 1995),41-43.

T hus the tr ansformation of "little science" into "big science" and th e eme rgence of international large-scale research endeavors not only mean imm en se chang es in financi al or political areas, the y also exert a profound influence on research as well. Due to its progressive socializati on tod ay science is often regarded as part of a "seaml ess web" of political and economic institution s" that has changed the paramet ers and the internal possibilities for development of science. " The American historian of technology T homas P.

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