High-Tech Trash

High-Tech Trash Glitch, Noise, and Aesthetic Failure - Rhetoric and Public Culture: History, Theory, Critique

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High-Tech Trash analyzes creative strategies in glitch, noise, and error to chart the development of an aesthetic paradigm rooted in failure. Carolyn L. Kane explores how technologically influenced creative practices, primarily from the second half of the twentieth and first quarter of the twenty-first centuries, critically offset a broader culture of pervasive risk and discontent. In so doing, she questions how we continue onward, striving to do better and acquire more, despite inevitable disappointment. High-Tech Trash speaks to a paradox in contemporary society in which failure is disavowed yet necessary for technological innovation.

Book information

ISBN: 9780520340145
Publisher: University of California Press
Imprint: University of California Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 700.105
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiii, 234
Weight: 412g
Height: 217mm
Width: 410mm
Spine width: 14mm