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April 25, 2008

As We May Think

Originally published in 1945, Vannevar Bush's article, "As We May Think" is often referenced for it prescient suggestion that technological development previously focused on war machines could instead attend to making recorded human knowledge more broadly accessible.

April 2, 2008

Frances Dyson

And Then It Was Now


Frances Dyson (Ph.D.) was a CR+D researcher in residence in 2004. She primarily focused her work on the 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering fonds and the collection of documents published by Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.). In this publication, Dyson analyzes the discourse on art and technology and the social utopias surrounding E.A.T. projects between 1966 and 1972. Ms. Dyson also examines the aspect of sound in the performances of John Cage, Alex Hay and David Tudor during 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering, held in 1966.

The publication is divided into four main chapters: 1) Enduring Rhetorics; 2) 9 Evenings; 3) Art and Technology; 4) The Pavilion. To allow associations to be freely made among the themes and issues discussed in each chapter, the texts are presented in a nonlinear sequence. Click on the thumbnails to access each of these chapters. To navigate within a chapter, use the [Next page] and [Previous page] arrows that appear on top of each block of text. However, the site map lists the chapter contents for readers wishing to take a more familiar approach to the material:

E.A.T. - Experiments in Art and Technology

E.A.T.

Experiments in Art and Technology

The Daniel Langlois Foundation 's Centre for Research and Documentation holds an Archive of published documents.

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