Science and Art

Science and Art : The Red Book of `Einstein Meets Magritte'

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How do science, producing knowledge and technology, and art, producing revelations and sensations, confront each other? We have taken up the two myths of Albert Einstein and Rene Magritte to address this question. The meeting between Einstein and Magritte is presented as an experiment, with which we hope to go beyond the many programmatical appeals, in order to cut across art and science. The experiment brings together scientists, artists and philosophers who have already - in their own distinctive ways - taken the path towards interdisciplinarity. This book presents their different attitudes, and encloses new perspectives and insights. The contributions have been written for a broad audience of scholars, students and anyone interested in the similarities between science and art.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 262 pages
  • 160 x 241.3 x 17.8mm | 567g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1999 ed.
  • XXIV, 262 p.
  • 0792357582
  • 9780792357582
  • 2,330,234

Table of contents

General Introduction; D. Aerts. Acknowledgements. Editorial Introduction: `Einstein meets Magritte' as a Forum for Communication; E. Mathijs, B. Mosselmans. Science, Art and Edification; D.M. Lechner. Similarity or Difference: the Case for Interdisciplinarity in Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Art & Aesthetics; B. Mosselmans, E. Mathijs. `Goethe' as the Meeting Place of `Einstein' and `Magritte'; P.J. Hiett. Andre Breton Revisited: Once More about Science and Art; T. Romanovskaya. Knowledge Acquisition in Social Life and Art: the Case of Foucault's History of the Present; P. Baert. Heidegger and the Question of Physics, Art and Technics; E. Gianetto. Field Theory in Physics, Psychology and Art; K.W. Back. What's Wrong with this Picture? Towards a Systemological Philosophy of Science with Practice; D.H. McNeil, R.I. Flett. New Images from the Virtual Gallery of Mathematically Inspired Art; A. Barbe. Einstein meets the Bloomsbury Artists; B.R. Bowers. Intervals and Intimacy: on Magritte's Disclosure of the Space of Experience; R. Ford. Technology and Intuition: a Love Story? Roy Ascott's Telematic Embrace; E. Shanken. Musical Anticommunication: the Composition of Complexity and the Complexity of Composition; R. Feller. An Artist Encounters Science: Dialogue and Personal Translations; A. England. Art and the Boundaries of Consciousness; S. Finke. The Crossroads and Links between Art and Technology: the Role of Museums; I. Janousek. Different Levels of Change in the Aesthetic Relation to the World: `Aesthetic' Tribes, Collective Creativity, Mutual Transformations and Periodicity; M. Demeuldre. Chess as a Mirror of Scientific, Artistic and Philosophical Creativity; A. Siitonen. Contstruals: Perceptual Occlusion in the Work of Rene Magritte; F. Halper. The Art and Science of Impossible Figures; D. Piggins. The Ideology of a Model of Colour; B. Saunders. Knowledge Acquisition in Poetry Criticism: the Expert's Eye Movement as an Information Tool; J. Lauwereyns. Index.
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