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Art and Cosmotechnics

2020
Author:

Yuk Hui

Art and Cosmotechnics

In light of current discourses on AI and robotics, what do the various experiences of art contribute to the rethinking of technology today?

Art and Cosmotechnics addresses the challenge of technology to the existence of art and traditional thought, especially in light of current discourses on artificial intelligence and robotics. Thinking art and cosmotechnics together is an attempt to look into the varieties of experiences of art and to ask what these experiences might contribute to the rethinking of technology today.

Art and Cosmotechnics addresses the challenge of technology to the existence of art and traditional thought, especially in light of current discourses on artificial intelligence and robotics. It carries out an attempt on the cosmotechnics of Chinese landscape painting in order to address this question, and further asks: What is the significance of shanshui (mountain and water) in face of the new challenges brought about by the current technological transformation? Thinking art and cosmotechnics together is an attempt to look into the varieties of experiences of art and to ask what these experiences might contribute to the rethinking of technology today.

Art and Cosmotechnics

Yuk Hui currently teaches at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. He is author of On the Existence of Digital Objects (Minnesota, 2016), The Question Concerning Technology in China, and Recursivity and Contingency.

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