Arthur I Miller: How Cutting Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art

Arthur I. Miller is fascinated by the nature of creative thinking – in art on the one hand and science on the other. What are the similarities, what are the differences?  

Miller’s latest book, Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art tells the story of how art, science and technology are fusing in the 21st century. To research this emerging avant-garde world of quiet revolution, Miller interviewed leading figures in the world of contemporary science-influenced art and has lectured at CERN, the MIT Media Lab, Le Laboratoire, the School of Visual Arts and Ars Electronica. In 2013 he was a juror for the Prix Ars Electronica for Hybrid Art. 

In this illuminating talk, Arthur Miller will introduce the brave new world of art/science. What are some of the many sorts of art that spring from the interplay between art and science? How did this interaction begin and where is it going in the 21st century? How are concepts such as art and aesthetics being redefined? Are there similarities between the creative processes of artists and scientists and if so, what? 

An experienced broadcaster and lecturer, he has curated exhibitions on art/science and writes engagingly about complex social and intellectual dramas, weaving the personal with the scientific to produce thoroughly-researched works that read like novels. He is Professor Emeritus of History and Philosophy of Science at University College London.

Duration 25 September 2014 - 25 September 2014
Times Arrive at 6:30pm For A 7:00 Start
Cost Advanced £7 £5 Concessions £10 on the door
Venue October Gallery
Address 24 Old Gloucester Street London WC1N 3AL, ,
Contact 020 7242 7367 / /

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