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Prof. Patrick McCray’s New Book “Making Art Work” Makes Waves

Cover art of McCray's Making Art Work

Professor W. Patrick McCray‘s new book Making Art Work: How Cold War Engineers and Artists Forged a New Creative Culture (The MIT Press, 2020) has made a splash. The book explores collaborations between engineers and artists from the 1960s onward. It shows how the categories of art and technology (and artist vs. engineer) have blurred, changed, and transformed over the past half-century.

UCSB’s The Current has spotlighted the publication, and the LA Review of Books and Science magazine have written glowing reviews of Professor McCray’s work.