[-empyre-] rethinking art&science
regarding the question of future scenarios to showcase (media) art I
came across a couple of lines by Paul Virilio, in "Ground Zero" (Verso,
"In keeping with the criteria prevailing in the electro-optical
economy, this new art could in future be regarded as a "service to
society" and these artists, by being admitted to the status of
researchers, could be sponsored by multinationals for two or three
years with an obligation to publish - exactly, we are told, as happens
in the scientific world."
(Virilio partially quotes from an article by Michel Nuridsany in 'Le
an interesting prospect, isn't it?
"The great technological events may change our lives but they will not
create a new form of art. They may create a generation of art critics
who will tell us: 'This is art!' "
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