Aesthetics in current destiny: the humanities and the Technological Horizon is a suite of essays by means of students and some artists who concentrate on the problem of ways arts both swap while conveyed via new media (such because the internet, 3D printers, and video clips) or are easily subtle by way of them. The members’ analyses describe how either digital construction and digital verbal exchange switch our attitudes towards what we name the humanities. The scope of the themes levels from images to cinema and portray, from theater to avant-garde paintings and web paintings, and from development of robots to simulation of mind capabilities. the result's an impressive variety of latest chances and dangers for the humanities, and new views relating to our wisdom of the world.
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