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.:: Thursday, January 08, 2009

vague terrain 12: device art

Vague Terrain recently posted their newest journal, this time focusing on "Device Art" and "the long lineage of machine making in arts and industry and [collecting] a survey of contemporary work to represent this emerging microcontroller-driven age."

This abundance feeds an underground culture of hackers and 'circuit benders' in much the same way that the post World War II glut of cars fuelled the hot rod craze of the 50s and 60s ... The rise of rapid protoyping and small-run custom manufacturing means that an artist can essentially have a factory in their living room, and produce electronic devices as easily as previous generations made prints or ceramics.


Read the article here.

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