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STARTS - Science, Technology and the Arts: The Artistic Voices that DG CONNECT Silenced


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STARTS - Science, Technology, and the Arts

The Artistic Voices that DG CONNECT Silenced

Paul T Kidd

ISBN 978-1-901864-22-9 (Paperback)

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Note to Readers of the Book - the active web links mentioned in the appendix can be found here: Appendix - Active Web Links


Science, Technology, and the Arts is a recounting, in a semi-surrealist manner, of observations made of the actions taken by the technocratic organisation known as the European Commission's DG CONNECT which led to the worst practice case study that is STARTS.

As the above suggests, the style of the book is linked to the world of surrealism, but only partly, as the strange construction not only comes from this, but also from not being constructed according to accepted conventions - restrictions - that readers might expect (demand). This one might say is the point, actually one of several, which readers are left to find for themselves.

The book, which is more than a book because its themes are also explored in the cover as well as in a number of related art objects located in the physical world (but which can only be viewed through the limitations of the cyber-world), constitutes an early exploration of something that the author refers to as scriptovisualism, which, in the author's case, means a dual creative process grounded in both plastic and descriptive expression (hence the extensions just mentioned); and the expression found in the book also operates in both the expressive and the cognitive.

And to those who object, the author says: "welcome to this thing that people seem to want to call the nexus of science, technology and the arts - it is not a nexus!"


Paul T Kidd second book on STARTS will be publsihed in 2019: STARTS Weaving the Art-Science Tangled Web: An Artistic Study of DG CONNECT’s Adoption of Totalitarian Art Pioneering the path to Europe’s Undemocratic Future Past.


A further book, addressing the integration of arts and humanities into STEM will be published in late 2019/early 2020. This work is provisionally titled Integrating the Arts and Humanities into STEM: An Epistolary Artisitc Exploration – Seeing Through the Clouds of STEAM.











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