Foucault defines the Greek word techne as 'a practical rationality governed by a conscious aim'. Foucault generally prefers the word 'technology', which he uses to encompass the broader meanings of techne. Foucault often uses the words techniques and technologies interchangeably, although sometimes techniques tend to be specific and localized and technologies more general collections of specific techniques. [Definition © Clare O'Farrell 2007]
Image by John Hejduk, Mask of Medusa: Works 1947-1983.