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Chris Csikszentmihalyi: Skin Control [Hardcover]

By Caroline Jones (Author), Mckenzie Wark (Author) & Chris Csikszentmih lyi (Author)
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In our digital age, "skin" and "control" evoke, respectively, a program's faceplate screen and the key in the bottom left corner of the keyboard. MIT-based media artist Chris Csikszentmihlyi calls up other, older technological references, to an airplane's exterior and a control panel, with two large-scale installations at New York's Location One. Skin is the partial fuselage of a Boeing 737, inside of which viewers can feel the vibrations of a plane in flight and hear the muffled conversations of passengers. Control is roughly modeled on panels used in Chernobyl's nuclear reactor, which a viewer can manipulate while also wondering what kind of control he gains by his interaction. The two projects provide a visceral understanding of our dependence on complex technologies and the vulnerability they engender. Essays by Chris Csikszentmihlyi, Caroline A. Jones and McKenzie Wark. Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.5 in./64 pgs / 38 color and 6 b&w.

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Studio: Charta/Location One
Pages   64
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.7" Width: 6.7" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 15, 2005
Publisher   Charta/Location One
ISBN  8881585170  
ISBN13  9788881585175  

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More About Caroline Jones, Mckenzie Wark & Chris Csikszentmih lyi

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Caroline A. Jones is a doctoral candidate in the Art Department of Stanford University with a specialization in modern and contemporary art history. She is the author of several publications, including "Modern Art at Harvard (1985).

Caroline Jones was born in 1950.

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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > Schools, Periods & Styles > Pop
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Other Media > Conceptual
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