As our civilization continues to
dive deeper into the information
age, making sense of complex
data becomes critical. This work
takes on this challenge by
means of a novel method based
on complete interdisciplinarity,
design process and built-in
evaluations. The result is the
design, construction, testing
and deployment of data environments
decision-making in such diverse
domains as anesthesiology and
live art performance. Fundraising
success, technology licensing,
market implementation and
many live art performances
provide evidence of the great
potential of committed interdisciplinary
work for advancing
science, art and technology
while benefiting society at large.
Lewis, J. P.
Ecce Homology, a physically
interactive new-media work,
visualizes genetic data as
calligraphic forms. A novel
computer-vision user interface
allows multiple participants,
through their movement in
the installation space, to
select genes from the human
genome for visualizing the
Basic Local Alignment Search
Tool (BLAST), a primary algorithm
in comparative genomics.
Ecce Homology was successfully
installed in the UCLA Fowler
Museum, 6 November 2003-4
Intel Corporation. Art and Entertainment Committee.
Art and industry.
Art -- Research -- Case studies.
This paper provides some
examples demonstrating the
value for industry of funding and
working with artists on research
projects. It discusses how art
research and industry can
mutually benefit from working
together at the research and
development level. While artistic
practice has long been recognized
for its innovation and
creativity, the potential of artistic
research and the collaborative
nature of artistic practice are
currently underutilized by hightech
Bulajic, Viktorija Vesna.
Gimzewski, J. K. (James K.)
The Critical Collaboration Between Art and Science: An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump and the Ramifications of Genomics for Society [Access article in PDF] Subject Headings:
Wright, Joseph, 1734-1797. Experiment on a bird in the air pump [visual works]
Art and science.
Biotechnology -- Social aspects.
Inspired by a famous 18th century
painting by Joseph
Wright, the author discerns
similarities between issues
relevant then and the public's
current reception of scientific
ideas from modern biology in
the wake of the Human Genome
Project. She proposes educational
and scientific initiatives
and advocates more positive
and balanced portrayals of
scientific themes in the arts to
help engage the public in a
discourse about the ramifications
of genomics science and
technology for our lives.
Miranda, Eduardo Reck, 1963-
Interfacing the Brain Directly with Musical Systems: On Developing Systems for Making Music with Brain Signals [Access article in PDF] Subject Headings:
Music -- Psychological aspects.
Music -- Physiological aspects.
Technology and the arts.
The authors discuss their work
on developing technology to
interface the brain directly with
music systems, a field of
research generally known as
Brain-Computer Interfacing (BCI).
The paper gives a brief background
of BCI in general and
surveys various attempts at
musical BCI, or Brain-Computer
Music Interface (BCMI)-
systems designed to make
music from brain signals, or
brainwaves. The authors present
a technical introduction to the
which measures brainwaves
detected by electrodes placed
directly on the scalp. They
introduce approaches to the
design of BCI and BCMI systems
and present two case study
systems of their own design:
the BCMI-Piano and the Inter-
The authors introduce a new
kind of computer art motivated
by cortical structures in the
human visual system. This type
of computer art is related to the
sub-group of the impressionist
art movement called pointillism.
However, while pointillism
visualizes and makes use of
processes that have been
associated with the human eye,
Symbolic Pointillism also makes
cortical processes explicit. The
visual representations underlying
this art have been developed
during a project that aims at the
transfer of functional aspects of
human vision to artificial systems.
The authors have applied
their findings in such an artificial
vision system and in a sound/
The concept of metadesign
was adopted in the 1980s
regarding the use of information
technologies in relation to art,
cultural theories and design
practices (from interactive art
to biotechnological design). This
article introduces theories and
practices of metadesign and
contributes to the unfolding of
metadesign as an emergent
design culture, calling for an
expansion of the creative
process in the new design
space engendered by information
Khanna, Ranjana, 1966- Dark continents: psychoanalysis and colonialism.
Psychoanalysis and colonialism.
Consciousness and Teleportation: The 6th Swiss Biennial On Science, Technics + Aesthetics/Bewusstsein und Teleportation: 6. Schweizer Biennale Zu Wissenschaft, Technik + Ästhetik (review) [Access article in PDF] Subject Headings:
Schweizer Biennale zu Wissenschaft, Technik + Ästhetik (6th : 2005 : Lucerne, Switzerland)
Teleportation -- Congresses.
Art and science -- Congresses.
The Fourth Annual National Conference of the American Synesthesia Association, Inc. (review) [Access article in PDF] Subject Headings:
American Synesthesia Association. Conference (4th : 2004 : University of California, Berkeley)
Synesthesia -- Congresses.
Are "Cognitive Fossils" Significant for Art? Studies of Synesthesia in Normal and Abnormal Cases [Access article in PDF] Subject Headings: