Saturday, January 23, 2010

Cosma Sharizi on The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Cosma Sharizi, who works "on methods for building predictive models from data generated by stochastic processes, and applying those models to questions about neural information processing, self-organization in cellular automata, and so forth...", is not the first person I would have expected to pose the question: "why didn't prints displace paintings the same way that printed books displaced manuscript codices?"  And yet...

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