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      Creating Synthesis: Art and New Technology as Unseparatedness


      RE:SOUND 2019 – 8th International Conference on Media Art, Science, and Technology (RE:SOUND 2019)

      Media Art, Science, and Technology

      August 20-23, 2019

      Synthesis of Art and Technology, New Technology, Systems Art, Video-dance, Technological Art, Contemporary Art, Technophilia versus Technophobia

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          This paper aims at finding how to create a synthesis of art and new technology. Referring to Hegelian Dialectics, synthesis means art that is not governed by any separation, polarization or further hierarchy in relation to new technology. Systems Art suggested by Jack Burnham in the late 1960s is failed to be such a synthesis, as well as was failed art in those days. Systems art and new technology are in a linear or separable relation since the art is mere educational to inform of the technological system. As its counterpart this paper suggests one way to create a synthesis: unseparatedness of technophilia and technophobia as cultural dualism. It describes Maya Deren’s creation in the post-WWII environment through her own writings. Deren embraced science’s systematic process as a source of development while disappointed at the results science contributed to during the war. This unseparated technophile and technophobic mind pushed her towards developing a synthesis, inhering transcendence and therefore evolution of the relation between new technology and human.

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                August 2019
                August 2019
                : 232-236
                Paris College of Art

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                © Kim. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of RE:SOUND 2019

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                RE:SOUND 2019 – 8th International Conference on Media Art, Science, and Technology
                RE:SOUND 2019
                Aalborg, Denmark
                August 20-23, 2019
                Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
                Media Art, Science, and Technology
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