This book problematizes the role of education in an increasingly mediatized world through the lenses of creativity, new media, and consumerism. At the core of the issue, the author argues, creativity in art education is being co-opted to serve the purposes of current economic trends towards designer capitalism. Using an East meets West approach, jagodzinski draws on Deleuze and Guattarian philosophy to explore visual and popular culture in Korean society, addressing the tensions that exist between designer education and art that explores the human condition. In doing so, he challenges art educators to envision a new paradigm for education which questions established media ontologies and incorporates new ways to confront the crisis of the Anthropocene.
jan jagodzinski is Professor of Art and Media Education in the Department of Secondary Education, University of Alberta, Canada. He is the author of 15 books.
1. Introduction: The Paradoxes and Worries in Contemporary TimesPart I - When West-East Meet2. Inflexions of Deleuze/Guattari: For A New Ontology of Media When West-East Meet3. Korean Visual and Popular Culture: An Outsider's View4. Exploring Korean Visual and Pop Culture5. Kim Ki-duk's Cinema of Imperceptibility: Playing the SensesPart II - Aesthetics of Designer Capitalism6. Aesthetic Wars: Between the Creative Industries and Nomadology7. Art/Education: In the Service of Designer Capitalism8. Reconsidering Visual Cultural Studies: Interrogating Representation9. The Challenge for Art/Education: The Digitalized World of New MediaPart III - The End of the World: Posthuman Consequences10. Art/Education at the 'End of the World'11. Thinking 'the End of Times': The Significance of Bioart/BioArt for Art/Education12. Between the Nonhuman and Inhuman: The Challenge of the Posthuman for Art/Education in the 21st Century