[spectre] New Constellations: Art, Science and Society

Andreas Broeckmann abroeck at transmediale.de
Fri Feb 17 10:48:13 CET 2006

dear friends,

out of curiosity: is there any evidence that the relation between art 
and science is in fact intensifying (as blurbs like these always 
suggest), and that what we see is more than a (statistically 
horizontal) decade-spanning string of incidental projects and 
cooperations? there has been talk about this intensification for at 
least 50 or even 80 years, if you take the original Bauhaus or the 
post-revolutionary Russian Avantgarde into account. but there also 
seems to be an insistence of much of art to stay away from science, 
and vice versa. luckily.

(most of the 'gravitation' mentioned here might be coupled with a 
centrifugal force, in which case it would be interesting to 
understand who or what is keeping the two, art and science, in each 
other's orbit.)


>New Constellations: Art, Science and Society
>An international conference charting the ways in which art and science are
>gravitating towards one another within contemporary culture. The Conference
>will present the latest thinking about collaboration between artists and
>scientists and examine how the worldwide trend towards interdisciplinary
>engagement is changing the definitions, methodologies and practices they use
>and how they view the social implications of their work.

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