In recent decades, an exciting new art movement has emerged in which artists illuminate the latest advances in science. Some of their provocative creations - a live rabbit implanted with the fluorescent gene of a jellyfish, a gigantic glass-and-chrome sculpture of the Big Bang itself - can be seen in traditional art museums and magazines, while others are being made by leading designers at Pixar, Google's Creative Lab and the MIT Media Lab. Arthur I. Miller takes readers on a wild journey to explore this new frontier. From the movement's origins a century ago - when Einstein shaped Cubism and X-rays affected fine photography - to the latest discoveries of biotechnology, cosmology and quantum physics, Miller shows how today's artists and designers are producing work at the cutting edge of science.
"Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art", by Arthur I. Miller, W. W. Norton, 2014, ISBN 9780393083361
Tuesday 21/10/2014 at 14.30 in the Library, Bldg. 52-1-052
Coffee will be served from 14.00