De Mette, Tom
E.554 | Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 15:30 - 16:00, Room E1
Art education in a hybrid culture: digital media as second nature
Though media have always been used in art education, it seems that digital media are considered technology that is alien to the human. In the theory of art education the relationship between humans and technology insists on a strained proposition. This paper raises the question whether humans and digital technology can intersect on an ontological level. Through an inquiry involving thought-experiments, analysis of immersive practices in the fields of science, art and philosophy, this paper investigates the possibility to bridge the gap between human nature and techno-culture. Based on modelling theories on new media (e.g. Lev Manovich, Matthew Fuller and Philip Rosedale) this paper shows that a range of bodily experiences through art education originates in the womb of a hybrid culture where digital media are manís second nature.
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