Art + Science Now

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Thames & Hudson, Jan 7, 2013 - Art - 208 pages
"In the face of ridicule and cultural prejudice, the artists/scientists in this book show that good art and good science are not so very different, and that when they find their joint niche, their joining can make something powerful, interesting, and beautiful." --The Art Book

In the twenty-first century, some of the most dynamic works of artare being produced not in the studio but in the laboratory, whereartists probe cultural, philosophical, and social questions connectedwith cutting-edge scientific and technological research. Their workranges across disciplines--microbiology, the physical sciences, informationtechnologies, human biology and living systems, kinetics, androbotics--taking in everything from eugenics and climate change toartificial intelligence.Art + Science Now provides an overview of this new strand ofcontemporary art, showcasing the best international work. Featuringsome 250 artists, it presents a broad range of projects, from body artto bioengineering of plants and insects, from computer-controlledvideo performances to large-scale visual and sound installations.

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Stephen Wilson was Professor of Conceptual and Information Artsat San Francisco State University. His previous publications includeUsing Computers to Create Art and Information Arts: Intersections of Art,Science, and Technology.

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