Art + Science Now : How scientific research and technological innovation are becoming key to 21st-century aesthetics
Art + Science Now is a groundbreaking overview of the art being made at the cutting edge of scientific research. The first illustrated book in its field, it shows how some of the world's most dynamic art is being produced not in museums, galleries and studios but in the laboratory, where artists probe cultural, philosophical and social questions connected with scientific and technological advances. Featuring the work of around 250 artists from the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, the USA, Japan and elsewhere, it presents a broad range of projects, from body art to bioengineering of plants and insects, from music, dance and computer-controlled video performances to large-scale visual and sound installations. This comprehensive guide to contemporary art inspired or driven by scientific innovation points to intriguing new directions for the visual arts and traces a key strand in 21st-century aesthetics.
- Paperback | 208 pages
- 230 x 275 x 17.78mm | 1,120g
- 07 Jan 2013
- Thames & Hudson Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- With over 270 colour illustrations
Table of contents
Introduction: Art, Science + Technology * 1. Molecular Biology * 2. Living Systems * 3. Human Biology * 4. Physical Sciences * 5. Kinetics and Robotics * 6. Alternative Interfaces * 7. Algorithms * 8. Information
'Fascinating ... the artists/scientists in this book show that good art and good science are not so very different, and that when they find their niche, their joining can make something powerful, interesting and beautiful' - The Art Book 'Eye-catching work by artists blurring the boundaries between art and science' - Observer
About Stephen Wilson
Stephen Wilson (1945 - 2011) was Professor of Conceptual and Information Arts, at San Francisco State University. He was co editor of Leonardo, the international journal of art and science.