Friday, 23 January 2009

Art & Science at ScienceOnline '09 discussion continues...

ScienceOnline this past weekend really has me reassessing what I'm doing as a blogger and with my artwork. The conference as a whole and the Art & Science session in particular seem to be continuing as discussions in the blogosphere.

Here's a few links.

-Conference blog & media link page (new ones at the bottom)

-ScienceOnline'09 Flickr set

-Ryan Somma at Ideonexus has a concise overview of the Art & Science session. In addition to the 5 categories I had outlined, Ryan has suggested an entirely appropriate type of artistic science: "Found Art".

-Lenore Ramm of Eclectic Glob of Tangential Verbosity reports feeling inspired to possibly create art once again

-Brian Switek of Laelaps mentioned cave art in the comments here and explores the connection in "The Plight of the Pleistocene Poet".

-Betül of Counter Minds summarized her excited views of the conference

-Bora at A Blog Around The Clock has posted a few photos of the seriousness and shenanigans on the Friday night.

-Jessica Palmer at Bioephemera (can Tatjana and I refer to her as our ephemeral third moderator? Or am I being lame?) shows how the intersection of real science and artistic fancy can be a ball of confusion, (that's what the world is today). Hey. Hey.

-Eva of Easternblot has left a comment here about that elusive grail of mine, art directing the course of scientific research. That's two examples! (First example found here, in the comment and fascinating paper by Andy of The Open Source Paleontologist.)

I may continue to use this post to collect up various links. Working out what to do with myself and my artwork is another matter.


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5 comments:

Raptor Lewis said...

There's something special about conferences and conversations that make you think about not only the universe, but your place in it, and yourself as a whole. I find out more about myself through conversations like this. Trust me when I say it's something everyone should do every once and a while.

Ryan Somma said...

Thanks for hosting such a great session! It was very thought provoking. Also thanks for posting all the links. It's great to read a roundup of everyone's thoughts and perspectives.

Glendon Mellow said...

Ryan I have been thinking a lot about your comment that computer operating systems are much like visual metaphors for the computer functions. A new and novel thought (for me to encounter)for sure!

Mimi said...

Ah so jealous. I tried really hard to go... but alas, life happens.

Glendon Mellow said...

Life does. I was pretty thankful I could go.

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