Letter From the Editor:
Can computers evaluate aesthetics? Is the earth sustainable, or does humanity’s future lie in the stars? How can dance advance knowledge of sub-cellular processes? What are the most artful finds of science this year? These are just some of the questions we raise as this year 2014 comes to a close.
Science-based art is in many ways the avant-garde, exploring the topics and mediums left untouched by much of art history. Featuring the work of painter Alexis Rockman, conceptual artist Melissa Fleming, and computer and light artist Philip Galanter, we group these three artists together this month to show the wonderful diversity that the field of science-based art continues to have.
We are also pleased this month to include the work of Isabelle Desjeux, founder of L’Observatoire: an Observatory for the Arts and Sciences, as SciArt Center’s featured member, an article on embodied science by David J. Odde, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, and a feature on Hypersonic, a local Brooklyn company that works with the concepts of science for large scale interactive and kinetic sculptural installations.
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