New Book: Science, Technology and Utopias

From Christine Filippone:

Science, Technology and Utopias: Women Artists and Cold War America

9781472428325This innovative book offers the first focused examination of women artists’ response to the preeminent status of science and technology during the Cold War, a period that saw the rise of “big science”, the space race and cybernetics as well as the birth of a feminist awareness of women’s historical exclusion from these domains of knowledge and power.  Women artists responded critically, while simultaneously redeploying the products of “Technological Society” into works that promoted ideals of progress and alternative concepts of human community.