DetailsThe average newscast these days is likely to report the outbreak of a new computer virus or a new technique for growing bodily organs. In an age when technology seems increasingly to have a mind of its own, art offers an important check on technology's relentless proliferation. This dialogue between new media artist-curator Jon Ippolito and scholar Charlie Gere probes the seismic shift in art's role during a time of accelerated change. The participants will draw on research from two books just published this spring. At the Edge of Art (Thames and Hudson), by Joline Blais and Jon Ippolito and Art, Time and Technology, by Charlie Gere (Berg Press). Both books are available from the ICA bookshop with a 10% discount for ICA members.