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Colliding worlds : how cutting-edge science is redefining contemporary art / Arthur I. Miller.

  • Miller, Arthur I.
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In recent decades, an exciting new art movement has emerged in which artists utilize and 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 (pictured on the cover)--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. In Colliding Worlds, Arthur I. Miller takes readers on a wild journey to explore this new frontier. Miller, the author of several celebrated books on science and creativity, traces the movement from its seeds a century ago--when Einstein's theory of relativity helped shape the thinking of the Cubists--to its flowering today. From NanoArt to Big Data, Miller reveals the extraordinary possibilities when art and science collide.--From publisher description.


New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2014]

Physical description

xxii, 424 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm


First Edition.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


In search of the invisible -- Montmartre in New York -- The computer meets art -- Computer art morphs into media art -- Visualizing the invisible -- Intermezzo : how science helped resolve the world's greatest art scandal -- Imagining and designing life -- Hearing as seeing -- The art of visualizing data -- Comrades-in-arms : encouraging, funding, and housing Artsci -- In the eye of the beholder? -- The coming of a third culture.



  • English

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    History of Medicine
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