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We define ‘technology’ broadly as ‘human innovation in action that involves the generation of knowledge and processes to develop systems that solve problems and extend human capabilities.’ We often borrow from the long tradition of phantasmagoria, tinged with a healthy dose of mid-western pragmatism (and affinity for curtains) like that of a beloved wizard from celluloid lore.

Diagram of Visual Research at the ICI

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Over the last decade, many thinkers have attempted to diagram the interlocking processes of studio-based research in an attempt to clarify the need for a PhD degree in studio art (http://thinkingpractices.wordpress.com/theories-of-art-practices-as-research/). We have been inspired by these attempts to chart … Continue reading

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ICI Technic: Diagramming

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As visual thinkers, we often resort to the impromptu diagram to help bring us through a conceptual morass. Through the years, we have taken this conceit one step further in our belief that our nascent theories and philosophies should lend … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Rough Guide to Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials

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Simpson, Paul The Rough Guide to Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials (2007) ICI Shelf: Current Project Accession #: ICI-02571

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LIBRARY SHELF: Five Themes (William Kentridge)

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Rosenthal, Mark, editor Five Themes: William Kentridge (2009) ICI Shelf: Artist Monographs First Line: “Walking, thinking, stalking the image.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (08-30-12)

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy

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Auxier, Randall E. and Phillip S. Seng, eds. The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy: Wicked Wisdom of the West (2008) LAST LINE: “If anyone asks whether I have come out of my cave, you may tell them ‘not yet.’” ICI … Continue reading

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Cabinet

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Cabinet is a wonderful publication that often acts as our (unauthorized) mascot. We wish we had the money and time to do what they do but we’re glad there is someone else out there who cares about and plays with … Continue reading

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Mundaneum

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The telegraph room at the Mundaneum circa 1930, Paul Otlet’s ambitious project to create a master bibliography of all the world’s published knowledge. His interest in collecting magazines, journals, photographs, posters and all kinds of ephemera and not just books … Continue reading

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Research Team – Manual of Lost Ideas

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The ICI Research Team for the Manual of Lost Ideas.

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