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SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Projects in Speculative Computing

Johanna Drucker

Abstract

Nearly a decade ago, the author of this book cofounded the University of Virginia's SpecLab, a digital humanities laboratory dedicated to risky projects with serious aims. This book explores the implications of these radical efforts to use critical practices and aesthetic principles against the authority of technology based on analytic models of knowledge. Inspired by the imaginative frontiers of graphic arts and experimental literature, and the technical possibilities of computation and information management, the projects the author engages range from Subjective Meteorology to Artists' Books ... More

Keywords: University of Virginia, SpecLab, digital humanities laboratory, analytic models, critical practices, aesthetic principles, graphic arts, experimental literature, computation, information management

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226165073
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226165097.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Johanna Drucker, author