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New Imaginaries in the Humanities, Arts, and TechnoSciences

Editor(s): Mary Valentis with Tara P. Monastero, Paula Yablonsky

Book Description

TechKnowledgies: New Imaginaries and Transmigrations in the Humanities, Arts, and TechnoSciences is a diverse collection of essays, a recently produced technology play by William Kennedy, art, and installations that represent, and at times resist, the ways science and technology are interacting with the arts and the humanities to produce new imaginaries and disciplinary transmigrations that gesture towards a “university” of tomorrow. As theorists’ posit new futures and call for an end to historically grounded, or discipline-based, so-called silo approaches to knowledges, a de facto reorganization of disciplinary boundaries and a migratory spirit have spontaneously infused the humanities with new life.

These transmigrations, instead of diffusing the disciplinary terrain, have strengthened and broadened existing fields. They are provoking re-mappings of intellectual topography, and, ironically, have brought about more rather than less integration. Activated by such massive cultural shifts as the turn from print to visual culture; the technological revolution and its virtual sublimes; the acceleration of scientific advances; the rise and incorporation of mass or popular culture and the possibilities of replication, the humanities are producing integrated knowledges, what we are calling new TechKnowledgies, that interface the humanities, the arts, the social and hard sciences with digital technologies and research emerging at the borders of all these fields.


ISBN-13: 978-1-8471-8136-7
ISBN-10: 1-84718-136-8
Date of Publication: 01/03/2007
Pages / Size: 340 / A5
Price: £39.99


Mary Valentis is associate professor in the Department of English, Director of the Center for Humanities, Arts, and TechnoSciences
(CHATS), and Creative Director for the Institute on Critcal Climate Change in the Humanities (IC3) at the University at Albany. Her books
include The American Sublime, Female Rage, Brave New You, and Romantic Intelligence. She has published many articles on Wallace Stevens,
William Faulkner, and on psychoanalysis, film, and culture.

Tara P. Monastero earned her B.A. in English at Mount Saint Mary College (Newburgh, NY) and her M.A. in English at the University at
Albany (Albany, NY), where she also holds candidacy for a M.A. in Women's Studies. Tara is co-editor of TechKnowledgies: New Imaginaries
in the Humanities, Arts, and TechnoSciences (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007).

Paula Yablonsky received her B.A. in Business and her M.A. in English from the University at Albany, New York. She has worked as Program Associate for the Center for Humanities, Arts, and TechnoSciences, University at Albany. She is a freelance writer for the webzine She has had articles re-printed in The Guide to Jewish Interfaith Family Life: An Handbook (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2001) and co-editor of TechKnowledgies: New Imaginaries in the Humanities, Arts, and TechnoSciences (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007).