[spectre] New Constellations: Art, Science and Society

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Fri Feb 17 15:13:41 CET 2006

Hi Andreas,

I know there are 'artists', in the singular sense, whom exploit the ever 
spurious link between 'art & science' via the use of technology - yet 
actual media artists in the larger sense, not sure really.


> 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.)
> regards,
> -a
>> 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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