Edited by Kerry Thomas and Janet Chan
Chapter 19: Experimental research in the digital media arts
When Gene Youngblood tells us that experimental art is meaningless, he is of course trying to draw our attention to the fact that all art is experimental, otherwise it is not art. Following Youngblood, creative practice might be thought of as an experiment, a process of bricolage, or of assemblage, where new relationships are able to be tested. From this perspective, experimental art could be meaningfully considered alongside experimental practices in science, and further, as a part of a larger ‘experimental culture’. This is, of course, not to say that experimental practice in science and art consists entirely of interchangeable methods and principles. Instead, we could position science and art within a culture of technological experimentation, where both disciplines converge in their use of new techniques and technologies to re-imagine our bodies, minds and the worlds that we live in.
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