Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Science and Technology in Art Today


As explained in my previous post, this has been a fairly quiet blog of late, mainly because I am devoting all of my time this summer to completing my new book for Strange Attractor Press. There a few other things happening in the background, a couple of exciting record and anthology releases and a live appearance due soon, but I will deal with them in the full course of time – along with my site report on the Only Connect festival in Oslo, where I had an amazing time in the company of Felix Kubin and Charlemagne Palestine (both of whom know how to entertain a body) plus one or two other outstanding items. In the meantime this blog will remain in its suspended-animation pod until the autumn and the completion of my book. See you all soon.

Pictured above: front cover of Science and Technology in Art Today by Jonathan Benthall, published by Thames and Hudson, 1972 – they had real science and technology back then.

6 comments:

michael heap said...

That cover reminds me - I was wondering if you had come across the work of Edward Ihnatowicz http://www.senster.com/

Ken Hollings said...

Hi Michael,

The cover image reproduced above is actually of SAM (Sound Activated Mobile)Ihnatowicz's precursor to the Senster - more interesting still, the author discusses Ihnatowicz's work in relation to Jospeh Weizenbaum's infamous DOCTOR program at MIT - which makes sense now I come to think of it. Thanks for the connection. Much appreciated.

michael heap said...

Hi Ken

Yes I know its SAM, i know Ed's son Richard & his grand children, i have seen SAM in the flesh, its currently alive and well and in London's SE1

Ken Hollings said...

Hi Michael,

That's fantastic! Does SAM ever entertain visitors at all? I'm not (too)far away from SE1 when not out of London. Many thanks for alerting me to this. Best wishes

michael heap said...

I can only ask next time i see the family.

Ken Hollings said...

That would be very kind of you - if it's at all possible, perhaps you wouldn't mind letting me know via my personal email, which you can find in my blog profile. Many thanks in advance and all best wishes