"Colliding Worlds - How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art"

Location: St Cross College

Date: Friday 30 October 2015

Time: 17:00


The St Cross Centre for the History and Philosophy of Physics will be holding a lecture by Professor Arthur I. Miller (University College London) entitled "Colliding Worlds - How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art" on
Friday 30th October 2015 at 5 pm in the Hall at St Cross College, St Giles', Oxford.

There is a quiet revolution going on in the world of art, a new avant garde pushing the boundaries farther than ever before. These are artists who work together with scientists to make extraordinary creations that may well change the
world as we know it. From designer butterflies to plastic surgery as performance theatre, from rabbits that glow in the dark to seeing sound and sculpting data - the lecture will introduce this brave new world.

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? These are some of the questions which will be explored in the exciting new art movement called artsci.