354.001
HISTART / ANTHRO
Art, Science, and Technology
G115 AH
TTh 4:00-5:30pm
4 Credit Lecture
Fulfills ID Requirement
Crosslisted with ANTHRO 354

The Arts and Sciences, the "twin engines of creativity," more often than not, are thought of as completely different processes and products. This is wrong. This multi-media, interdisciplinary course is devoted to exploring the global history and present-day expressions of the relationship between art, science and technology, and to showing how they are integrated. To this end, we will cultivate both a new visual literacy and a new literacy in science and technology. Among our subjects are: the invention of visualizing technologies such as the microscope and PET scan and the types of images and meanings they have generated; cognitive maps and cartographic art; bio-art and genetically-engineered life forms; Darwinism and photography; Japanese anime; robots and cyborgs; and posthumanism.

Estimated cost of materials: $50 or more, but less than $100. A.B.C.D.E. 3, 4