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Wilderness as Reentrant Form: Thoughts on the Future of Electronic Art and Nature

David Dunn
Leonardo
Vol. 21, No. 4 (1988), pp. 377-382
Published by: The MIT Press
DOI: 10.2307/1578700
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1578700
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Abstract

Proceeding from an assumption that electronic representations of the natural environment (both recorded and real time) not only can help give humanity a greater awareness of the complexity of the non-human world but also can contribute toward alleviating the problems posed by recreational overuse of the wilderness, the author argues for institutional encouragement of technologically sophisticated artists working toward this possibility. Current examples of artistic works are discussed within a philosophical context.

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