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All Clear (Transparency)

O'Kane, Paul (2013) All Clear (Transparency). Art Monthly (372). ISSN 0142-6702

Type of Research: Article
Creators: O'Kane, Paul

Feature article on various notions of 'Transparency' as they might be related to art and philosophy.

Paul O'Kane sees through the rhetoric of transparency
Recent claims that transparency – particularly the kind heralded by online technologies – is a panacea for democracy veil the fact that, in terms of power relations, these technologies often function more like the one-way mirrors of interrogation rooms. Perhaps artists ought to look back to the radical repurposing of mainstream culture in the tumultuous 1970s for inspiration as to how to reveal the unseen.

'Can we complacently claim that the will of the people is the rule of the people by the people while we enthusiastically give our time and agency over to commodified wizardry whose complex algorithms keep us "sitting in a room, by ourselves, staring at a chunk of plastic", as a recent Facebook post confessed.'

Official Website: http://www.artmonthly.co.uk/magazine/site/issue/dec-jan-13-14
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Brittania Art Publications Ltd
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: December 2013
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2016 17:43
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017 14:28
Item ID: 10503
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/10503

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