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ERIC Number: ED354187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 18
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Implications of Gendered Technology for Art Education: The Case Study of a Male Drawing Machine.
Morbey, Mary Leigh
Opening with a discussion of AARON, an artificial intelligence symbol system that is used to generate computer drawings, this document makes the argument that AARON is based upon a way of knowing that is abstract, analytical, rationalist and thus representative of the dominant, western, male philosophical tradition. Male bias permeates the field of computer science. The implications for females in the field, particularly those who use the computer for their art making and in the teaching of art making, is explored. Questions are posed about how the nature of computer science, and in particular its relationship to art making and art education, might be otherwise than one driven by the idea of masculinity and a male way of knowing. An alternative way of knowing that may be employed in computer technology emphasizes negotiating and renegotiating with well know materials (a process sometimes called "bricolage"), and using the computer to "make connections." Such an approach contrasts with the analytical, hierarchical approach of AARON. There is a need to give consideration to a multiplicity of ways of knowing in the use of the computer for art making and for art education. A 34-item list of references is included. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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