" presents the artists who have been redefining the practice of public art over the past decade. They directly address the most pressing issues of our time, including the encroachment of corporate concerns on public space, the implications of global migration and the isolation of the individual, and the potential of collective action to share the future of our towns and cities. Some forty key works from around the world are organized into five sections -
Systems theory formed the DNA of much of experimental and technology-oriented art for the last fifty years. This magnificent collection brings together for the first time all essential readings by scientists, artists, art critics and social scientists -- from Iannis Xenakis and Nam June Paik to Niklas Luhmann and Bruno Latour.