Week3 - Industrialization Robotics Kinetic robotic art DESMA 9 Art Science and Technology Imagination is more important than knowledge For

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DESMA 9: Art, Science and Technology “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Einstein Industrialization, Robotics, Kinetic / robotic art
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TODAY 4/16/07: • Quick Review of last week’s topics • Industrialization / ford / taylorism • Communication revolution: movable type • Mechanical Philosophy / dualism • Robotics / Cybernetics / Computing • Kinetic Art • Contemporary art using robotics
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Assembly Lines: FORD
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Second Industrial Revolution commonly associated with electrification as pioneered by Nikola Tesla , Thomas Alva Edison and George Westinghouse and by scientific management as applied by Frederick Winslow Taylor .
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Frederick Winslow Taylor:Taylorism He would break a job into its component parts and measure each to the hundredth of a minute. One of his most famous studies involved shovels. He noticed that workers used the same shovel for all materials. He determined that the most effective load was 21½ lb, and found or designed shovels that for each material would scoop up that amount.
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Communication: movable type Printing Press Although first invented by the Chinese in 1040, it was not invented in the West unitl 1450 by Johannes Gutenberg Gutenberg BIble
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Although Gutenberg was financially unsuccessful in his lifetime, the printing technologies spread quickly, and news and books began to travel across Europe much faster than before. It fed the growing Renaissance, and since it greatly facilitated scientific publishing, it was a major catalyst for the later scientific revolution.
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Metal Movable type A case of cast metal type pieces and typeset matter in a composing stick
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Mechanical Philosophy: Cartesianism, Rationalism, Foundationalism The mechanists, of whom the most important one was René Descartes , rejected all goals, emotion and intelligence in nature. In this view the world
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Week3 - Industrialization Robotics Kinetic robotic art DESMA 9 Art Science and Technology Imagination is more important than knowledge For

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