Extra Credit: Waves of Innovation Outline by Roger Call

Waves of innovation since the industrial revolution

·         Each previous wave was as revolutionary as the present one focused on information technologies

·         The wave is based on intellectual creation

·         Industrialization of culture

o   What will the new techno economic paradigms be

Contemporary Modes of Interdisciplinary

·         Mode 1: integrative – synthesis

o   Two or more disciplines brought together

o   Requires the invention of common models and frameworks and may lead to the establishment of new disciplines

o   Bauhaus- German school founded by Walter Gropius

§  Unified vision of mixed school of art and technology

§  L Moholy-Nagy

§  Weimar ti Dessau 1925

§  More concerned with solving problems than the broad concept, was taken over and the goal was to promote socialism

o   John Whitney, pioneer of digital art

§  Visual music – a visionary dream going back centuries

§  Early animators such as fischinger richter and eggeling pioneered graphics whitney helped bridge the worlds

§  From the earliest work, the research dealt with the methods of precise mechanization

§  Went to junkyards to find ww2 junk equipment for his analog computing device

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o   1919 Bauhaus manifesto

 

·         Mode 2: Service – Instrumental

o   The techniques or approaches of one serve as a means to an end defined by the other

o   A commonplace when artists are engaged to demonstrate the capabilities of new technologies

o   The artist has a vision and the engineers and scientists are trying to accomplish it

o   Experiments in art and tech

·         Mode 3: Reflexive – Ontological

o   By challenging the foundational principles of a field, new kinds of objects and knowledge are created

o   Collaboration serves as catalyst and methodology but results are more ad hoc than systematic

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