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The "e" Prefix: e-Science, e-Art & the New Creativity

The "e" Prefix: e-Science, e-Art & the New Creativity

Sporton, Gregory (2011) The "e" Prefix: e-Science, e-Art & the New Creativity. Malaysia Art Gallery Guide. pp. 30-33. ISSN 2231-914x

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Abstract

What does it mean to put an "e" ahead of a concept? This essay discusses the purpose of doing such a thing, arguing there is a distinct method in the apparent randomness of
labeling something "e" this or that. Far from simply denoting that it might be done with computers (and, indeed, what isn't today), Sporton argues that beyond the effect of explaining this is something to do with technology, there is an emergent "e-culture" that reunites the arts and sciences after two hundred years of separate development within the academy. An "e-Culture" emerges that reflects the values, opportunities and restrictions of Internet as a research environment. The potential of that environment requires a mindset focused on collaboration to achieve anything of creative significance.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Previously published as Sporton, Gregory (2009) The "e" prefix: e-Science, e-Art & the new creativity. Digital Humanities Quarterly, 3 (4). ISSN 1938-4122. http://gala.gre.ac.uk/10137/
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:26
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10732

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