HISTART 354 - Art, Science, and Technology
Section: 001 The Human and Posthuman Body
Term: WN 2014
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Science and art, the “twin engines of creativity,” are still (within the post — Enlightenment academy) stereotypically thought to be at opposite ends of the intellectual spectrum. However, art and science share a common ground that can be characterized as an underlying will to enhance human understanding and extend our experience of the world. This multi-media seminar is devoted to exploring globally, the history and present — day expressions of the relationship between art, science and technology. To this end we will explore various — often controversial — technological collaborations between scientists and artists from different countries who represent different cultures, whose medium and message is the human body in various guises: assembled, genetically engineered, robotic, cyborgian, plastinated, surgically altered, transgenic, and biotechnologically enhanced. We will also explore how these collaborations and guises shape popular culture trends in body-modification. Category for Concentration Distributions: C. Asia (includes China, Japan, South and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific), D. Europe and the U.S., 4. Modern and Contemporary.

Course Requirements:

readings, discussion questions, one or two essay exams, one or two short quizzes, research paper.

Intended Audience:

There are no prerequisites.

Class Format:

Multi-media seminar

HISTART 354 - Art, Science, and Technology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9781604502459
The island of Doctor Moreau, Author: H.G. Wells., Publisher: Phoenix Pick 2005
ISBN: 9780141182087
R.U.R. (Rossum's universal robots), Author: Karel Capek ; translated by Claudia Novack ; introduction by Ivan Klima., Publisher: Penguin Books 2004
ISBN: 9781595821539
Astro Boy., Author: by Osamu Tezuka., Publisher: Dark Horse 1st ed. 2008
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