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Fusing Lab and Gallery : Device Art in Japan and International Nano Art / von Sarah M. Schlachetzki

Why do Japanese artists team up with engineers in order to create so-called »Device Art«? What is a nanoscientist's motivation approaching the artworld? In the past few years, there has been a remarkable increase in attempts to foster the exchange between art, technology, and science - an exchange taking place in academies, museums, or even in research laboratories. Media art has proven especially important in the dialogue between these cultural fields.
This book is a contribution to the current debate on »art & science«, interdisciplinarity, and the discourse of innovation. It critically assesses artistic positions that appear as the ongoing attempt to localize art's position within technological and societal change - between now and the future.