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L'Ere electrique - The Electric Age
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La decouverte scientifique et la maitrise de l'electricite ont bouleverse notre societe au meme titre que l'invention de l'ecriture alphabetique durant l'Antiquite et de l'imprimerie a caracteres mobiles au XVe siecle. Il ne s'agit pas seulement d'un phenomene naturel mis au service de l'homme par la science, mais d'un element central de l'episteme moderne : l'electricite a inspire des ecrivains et des artistes, a servi de force d'impulsion au monde de l'industrie et de l'innovation et a redefini les comportements sociaux. En explorant l'incidence de l'electricite sur le savoir, les pratiques sociales, les medias, la vie sociale et les experiences personnelles, cet ouvrage tente d'en saisir les aspects techniques et culturels dans toute leur complexite. The scientific discovery and mastery of electricity created as many important changes in modern society as did the invention of alphabetical writing in antiquity and movable type in the fifteenth century. It is more than a natural phenomenon that science has harnessed for human use; it is a central feature of the modern episteme.

It has inspired writers and artists, propelled industry and innovation, and reshaped human social behaviour. Looking at a variety of topics including film, politics, and contemporary art, this volume explores the impact of electricity on knowledge, social practices, media, community life, and subjective experience.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropology Publisher: University of Ottawa Press Publication Date: 31/07/2010 ISBN-13: 9782760307049  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Olivier Asselin est professeur agrege au Departement d'histoire de l'art et d'etudes cinematographiques de l'Universite de Montreal. Il est co-directeur de Precarious Visualities (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008). -- Olivier Asselin is associate professor of the Departement d'histoire de l'art et d'etudes cinematographiques at the Universite de Montreal. He is co-editor of Precarious Visualities (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008). Silvestra Mariniello est professeure au Departement d'histoire de l'art et d'etudes cinematographiques et directrice du Centre de recherche sur l'intermedialite a l'Universite de Montreal. Elle est co-directrice d'Appareils et intermedialite (Harmattan, 2007). -- Silvestra Mariniello is professor in the Department of Art History and Film Studies and director of the Center for Research on Intermediality, Universite de Montreal. She is the co-editor of Appareils et intermedialite (Harmattan, 2007). Andrea Oberhuber est professeure agregee au Departement des litteratures de langue francaise de l'Universite de Montreal. Elle est l'auteure de Claude Cahun : contexte, posture, filiation (Paragraphes, 2007). -- Andrea Oberhuber is associate professor of the Departement des litteratures de langue francaise at the l'Universite de Montreal. She is the author of Claude Cahun : contexte, posture, filiation (Paragraphes, 2007).

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