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Contexts of Encounter: How and Where to Criticise Art and Science

Sleigh, Charlotte (2017) Contexts of Encounter: How and Where to Criticise Art and Science. Journal of Literature and Science, 10 (2). pp. 106-112. ISSN 1754-646X. (doi:10.12929/jls.10.2.11)

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Abstract

Art and science as a practice and interdiscipline must bear the weight of critical discourse if it is to be anything more than a lightweight cultural artefact, or window dressing to one or other of its constituent practices. In this short article I briefly review the possible unintended consequences of post-humanism for art and science (A&S), and, re-asserting the value of the Science and Technology Studies (STS) critique, sketch its often unrecognised compatibility with research-based contemporary art. The essay goes on to reflect on how different spaces of display can bring one or another discipline to predominate in the presentation of A&S. The need for neutral, interdisciplinary spaces of display for A&S is highlighted, along with the value of curation as critical practice.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.12929/jls.10.2.11
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Charlotte Sleigh
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 14:06 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/65738 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Sleigh, Charlotte: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1516-9226
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