A Material Education: The Art & Science of Stanton Sears - Intersections Series by the DeWitt Wallace Library
Laura Billings Coleman
Edited by Beth Hilleman
Digital Book Design by Magdalena Panetta
This series of e-books, entitled Intersections, will serve to highlight the interdisciplinary approaches of our faculty and students. Each e-book will feature Macalester faculty members who embody the interdisciplinary nature of the liberal arts in their teaching and scholarship.
A Material Education: The Art and Science of Stanton Sears is the exciting inaugural book of the series. The studio of Stan Sears gives us the ideal start to our exploration of the critical connections between arts and sciences at Macalester. As a teacher and artist, Sears employs mathematics, geometry, physics, biology, architecture, and engineering, along with his artistic vision. In one of many examples highlighted in A Material Education, students see first-hand how a fundamental understanding of the anatomy of a dragonfly and the physics of structural engineering were necessary inputs to the design and creation of a dragonfly-inspired street gate. They learn the importance of the theoretical grounding they receive in their mathematics and physics courses to creating beautiful and functional art.
John W. Kim
Rupture of the Virtual is an examination of a concept of the material and the invaluable resources it offers for critical thinking today. In a multifaceted analysis, the book considers the theoretical reasons for the material’s exclusion from media theory and details the military origins of computing interface technologies, such as the Head-up Display and Augmented Reality, that enhance knowledge over the material. Rupture of the Virtual insists that a renewal of the material can be central to a critique of the virtual as a cultural condition.
This document contains all chapters, additional text, acknowledgements and sources associated with Sears Eldredge's work titled Captive Audiences / Captive Performers. It does not contain the audio files and video files that are associated with Captive Audiences/Captive Performers.
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