Leonardo Education and Art Forum Bibliography

Resources for Studies in Art/Science/Technology

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compiled by Steven Oscherwitz, Edward Shanken, Andrea Polli and Amy Ione.

The Leonardo Education Forum (LEF) promotes the advancement of artistic research and academic scholarship at the intersections of art, science, and technology. Serving practitioners, scholars, and students who are members of the Leonardo community, LEF provides a forum for collaboration and exchange with other scholarly communities, including the College Art Association of America (CAA), of which it is an affiliate society.

MFA and PhD Bibliographies in Art and Science

Contemporary Readings

Ascott, Roy, Ed. Art, Technology, Consciousness: mind @ large. Intellect Press, 2000.

Ascott, Roy. Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology, and Consciousness. Ed., Edward A. Shanken. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.

Asendorf, Christof. Batteries of Life: On the History of Things and Their Perception in Modernity. U California Press, 1993.

Bibbee, Evan J. and Ollivier Dyens, Trans. Metal and Flesh, the Evolution of Man: Technology Takes Over. M.I.T. Press, 2001.

Bijvoet, Marga. Art as Inquiry: Toward New Collaborations Between Art, Science, and Technology. New York: Peter Lang, 1997.

Bogue, Ronald. Deleuze's Wake: Tributes and Tributaries. State University of New York, 2004.

Burnham, Jack. Beyond Modern Sculpture: The Effects of Science and Technology on the Sculpture of This Century. New York: George Braziller, 1968.

Clarke, Bruce and Linda Dalrymple Henderson, Eds. From Energy to Information. Representation in Science and Technology, Art, and Literature. Stanford: Writing Science Series, 2000.

Colebrook, Claire Gilles Deleuze (Routledge Critical Thinkers). Routledge, 2002

Coyne, Richard. Designing Information Technology in the Postmodern Age: From Method to Metaphor. A Leonardo Book. M.I.T. Press, 1995.

---. Technoromanticism: Digital Narrative, Holism, and The Romance of the Real. M.I.T. Press, 1999.

Crary, Jonathan. Techniques of the Observer: On Vision and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1990.

Davis, Doug. Art and the Future: A History/Prophecy of the Collaboration between Science, Technology and Art. New York: Praeger, 1973.

De Landa, Manuel. Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy. Continuum Press, 2002.

Deleuze, Gilles. Kant’s Critical Philosophy. University of Minnesota Press, 2003.

---. The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque. University of Minnesota Press, 1993.

---. Negotiations. Columbia University Press, 1995.

Deleuze, Gilles and Felix Guattari. What is Philosophy? Columbia University Press, 1994.

Deleuze, Gilles. Bergsonism. Trans. Hugh Tomlinson and Barbara Habberjam. Zone Books, 1991.

Doyle, Richard. On Beyond Living: Rhetorical Transformation of The Life Sciences. Stanford: Writing Science Series, 1997.

Gange, John ed. Art, Technology, Technique. London: Pluto Press, 1998.

Hansen, Mark. Embodying Technesis: Technology Beyond Writing. The University of Michigan Press, 2000.

---. New Philosophy for New Media. IT Press, 2004.

Hayles, N. Katherine. How We Bacame Posthuman: Virtual Bodies, in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics. U Chicago Press, 1999

---. Ed. Nanoculture: Implications of the New Technoscience. The Intellect Press, 2004.

Henderson, Linda Dalrymple. The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art. Princeton UP, 1983.

Hillis, Ken. Digital Sensations: Space, Identity, and Embodiment in Virtual Reality. University of Minnesota Press, 1999.

Ihde, Don. Philosophy of Technology: An Introduction. Paragon issues in Philosophy. Paragon House, 1993.

---. Technology and the Lifeword: From Garden to Earth. Indiana University Press, 1993.

---. Postphenomenology: Essays in the Postmodern Context. (Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy). Northwestern University Press, 1993.

---. Instrumental Realism: The Interface between Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Technology. Indiana University Press, 1991.

---. Expanding Hermeneutics: Visualism in Science. Northwestern University Press, 1998.

---. Bodies in technology. Electronic Mediations Vol. 5. The University of Minnesota Press, 2002.

Ihde, Don and Evan Selinger, Eds. Chasing Technoscience: Matrix for Materiality. A state-of-the-art view of techno science studies, featuring the work of Donna Haraway, Don Ihde, Bruno Latour, Andrew Pickering. Indiana University Press, 1993.

Ione, Amy. Visualizing Innovation: Art, Science, Technology, and Visual Studies, Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi. 2005.

Kac, Eduardo. Telepresence and Bio Art: Networking Humans, Rabbits and Robots. U Michigan Press, 2005.

Kay, Lily E. Who Wrote The Book of Life: A history of The Genetic Code. Stanford, 2000.

Kittler, Friedrich. Discourse Networks, 1800/1900. Stanford, 1990.

Kittler, Friedrich. Literature, Media, Information Systems. John Johnson, ed.. Amsterdam: OPA, 1997.

Labinger, Jay A. and Harry Collins, Eds. The One Culture?: A Conversation about Science. The University of Chicago Press, 2001.

Latour, Bruno Science in Action: How to Follow Scientists and Engineers Through Society. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1987.

Lenoir, Timothy. Inscribing Science: Scientific Texts and the Materiality of Communication. Stanford: Writing Science Series, 1998.

Levy, Pierre. Cyberculture. Electronic Mediations. Vol. 4. Trans. Robert Bononno. The University of Minnesota Press, 2001.

Lunenfeld, Peter. Snap to Grid: A User’s Guide to Digital Arts, Media, and Cultures. M.I.T. Press, 2000.

Markley, Robert, Ed. Virtual Realities and Their Discontents. The Johns Hopkins Press, 1996.

Massumi, Brian Parables for The Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation. Duke, 2002.

Penny, Simon, Ed. Critical Issues in Electronic Media. State University of New York Press, 1995.

Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau, Eds. Art@Science. Vienna and New York: Springer, 1998.

R.L.Rutsky. High Techne: Art and Technology from the Machine Aesthetic to the Posthuman. Electronic Mediations. Vol. 2. The University of Minnesota Press, 1999.

Rheinberger, Hans-Jorg. Toward A History of Epistemic Things: Synthesizing Proteins in the Test Tube. Stanford: Writing Science Series, 1997.

Stafford, Barbara Maria. Artful Science: Enlightenment Entertainment and the Eclipse of Visual Education. MIT Press, 1996.

Sussekind, Flora. Cinematograph of Words. Literature, Technique, and Modernization in Brazil. Trans. Paulo Henriques Britto. Stanford: Writing Science Series, 1997.

Thacker, Eugene. Biomedia. Electronic Mediations. Vol. II. University of Minnesota Press, 2004.

Thurtle, Phillip and Robert Mitchell, Ed. Semiotic Flesh: Information and the Human Body. Seattle: Walter Chapman Center for The Humanities, The University of Washington, 2004.

Tofts, Darren, Annemarie Jonson, and Alessio Cavallaro, Ed. Prefiguring Cyberculture, an Intellectual History. M.I.T. Press, 2002.

Whitelaw, Mitchell. Metacreation Art and Artificial Life. IT Press, 2004.

Wetwares: Experiments in Positivital Living. Theory Out of Bounds. Vol. 24. University of Minnesota Press, 2003.

Youngblood, Gene. Expanded Cinema. New York: E.P. Dutton and Co., Inc, 1970.

History of Science and Technology

Secondary Bibliographies

A.C. Crombie. Augustine to Galileo. Vols. I and II. Harvard Press, 1952.

Allen, Garland E. Life Sciences in the Twentieth Century.

B.J.T. Dobbs. The Foundation of Newton's Alchemy or ‘The Hunting of The Greene Lyon’. Cambridge University Press, 1975.

B.J.T. ---. The Janus Faces of Genius: The Role of Alchemy in Newton's Thought. Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Basalla, George and William Coleman, Eds. The Cambridge History of Science Series.

Basalla, George. The Evolution of Technology.

Brooke, John Hedley. Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives.

Cassirer, Ernst. The Individual and The cosmos in Renaissance Philosophy. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1963.

Clagett, Marshall. Greek Science in Antiquity. Macmillan Publishers, 1955.

Coleman, William. Biology in the 19th Century: Problems of Form, Function, and Transformation.

Debus, Allen G. Science and History: A Chemist's Appraisal. Coimbra, 1984.

---. Man and Nature in the Renaissance. Cambridge History of Science Series. Cambridge University Press, 1978.

---. The English Precessions. Franklin Watts Incorporated, 1965.

---. The French Paracelsians: The Chemical Challenge to Medical and Scientific Tradition in Early Modern France. The University of Cambridge Press, 1991.

Debus, Allen G. and Michael T. Walton, Eds., Reading the Book of Nature; the Other Side of the Scientific Revolution. Sixteenth Century Journal Publishers, 1998.

Debus, Allen G. Man and Nature in the Renaissance.
E.J. Dijksterhuis. The Mechanization of the World Picture. Princeton, 1986.

Eaman, William. Science and the Secrets of Nature: Books of Secrets in Medieval and Early Modern Culture. Princeton Press, 1994.

Grant, Edward. Physical Sciences in the middle Ages.

Hankins, Thomas L. Science and the Enlightenment.

Koyre, Alexander. From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe. The Johns Hopkins Press, 1957.

Harman, P.M.. Energy, Force, and Matter: The Conceptual Development of Nineteen Century Physics.

Shanken, Edward A. Bibliography of Interdisciplinary Collaboration. http://artexetra.com/biblio_interdisciplinary.html

Westfall, Richard S. The Construction of Modern Science: Mechanism and Mechanics.

Wilson, Catherine. The Invisible World: Early Modern Philosophy and the Invention of the Microscope. Princeton University Press, 1995.

Yates, Francis A. Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition. University of Chicago Press, 1964.

Leviathan and the Air Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life. Princeton University Press, 1985.

Greek Science after Aristotle. Norton, 1973.

Primary Bibliographies

Christian Oersted, Hans. The Soul in Nature. Trans. Lenora and Joanna B. Horner. Reprinted for Dawson’s of Pall Mall, London 1966.

Grosseteste, Robert. On Light (DE LUCE) Trans. Clare C. Riedl, M.A. Marquette University Press, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1942, 1978.

Reichardt, Jasia ed. Cybernetic Serendipity: The Computer and the Arts. London: Studio International, 1968.

“The Various Arts: De Diversis Artibus”. Theophilus Ed. and Trans. C.R. Dodwell. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986.

“A Little Key to the World of Medieval Techniques”. Mappae Clavicula Vol. 64, Part 4 Cyril Stanley Smith, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and John G. Hawthorne, the University of Chicago. The American Philosophical Society, Independence Square, Philadelphia, July 1974.

Leonardo Book Series


The Leonardo Book Series, published by the MIT Press, publishes texts by artists, scientists, researchers and scholars that present innovative discourse on the convergence of art, science and technology. Envisioned as a catalyst for enterprise, research and creative and scholarly experimentation, the series enables diverse intellectual communities to explore common grounds of expertise. Leonardo Books provide for the contextualization of contemporary practice, ideas and frameworks represented by those working at the intersection of art and science.

The Leonardo Almanac, Craig Harris
The Visual Mind, Michele Emmer
Designing Information Technology in the Postmodern Age, Richard Coyne
Immersed in Technology, Mary Anne Moser and Douglas MacLeod
Technoromanticism, Richard Coyne
The Digital Dialectic, Peter Lunenfeld
Art and Innovation, Craig Harris
Robot in the Garden, Ken Goldberg
Language of New Media, Lev Manovich
Metal and Flesh, Ollivier Dyens
Information Arts, Steve Wilson
Virtual Art, Oliver Grau
Uncanny Networks, Geert Lovink
Women, Art and Technology, edited by Judy Malloy
Windows and Mirrors, Diane Gromala and Jay Bolter
Protocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization, Alex Galloway
At a Distance: Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet, edited by Norie Neumark and Annmarie Chandler
Visual Mind II, edited by Michele Emmer
CODE: Collaborative Ownership and the Digital Economy, edited by Rishab Aiyer Ghosh
The Global Genome: Biotechnology, Politics and Culture, by Eugene Thacker
Media Ecologies: Materialist Energies in Art and Technoculture, by Mathew Fuller
Aesthetic Computing, edited by Paul Fishwick
New Media Poetics, edited by Adelaide Morris and Thomas Swiss
Signs of Life, edited by Eduardo Kac
From Technological to Virtual Art, by Frank Popper
MediaArtHistories, edited by Oliver Grau
Digital Performance, by Steve Dixon
META/DATA, by Mark Amerika
The Hidden Sense, by Cretien van Campen
Video: The Refelexive Medium, by Yvonne Spielmann
Closer, by Susan Kozel
Software Studies, edited by Matthew Full
Tactical Biopolitics, edited by Beatriz da Costa and Kavita Philip

Organizations and Online Journals

http://www.aec.at (Ars Electronica)
http://on1.zkm.de/zkm/e/ (ZKM)

Academic programs


Also of related interest: Wiki Directory of Academic Art and Technology Programs established by Mark Tribe and Michael Naimark

Updated 6 August 2008