Biology and Art: Two Worlds or One?

Biology and Art: Two Worlds or One?

Saturday, April 14, 2007

The New York Academy of Sciences

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Presented by the New York Academy of Sciences and the William A. Haseltine Foundation for Medical Sciences and the Arts

 

This conference will explore the nature of the science-art interface, the inspiration this interface provides to scientists and artists alike, and the impact of these interactions on art, research, and other human endeavors. More specifically, the conference will focus on how biological objects—whether viruses, animals, plants, cells, or organelles—become an inspiration for certain artists' work, and how scientists—ever so particular about accuracy and specificity—respond to such artistic representations.

The day will be organized as a series of four conversations between artists and scientists. For each conversation, an artist will appear with a scientist who works with the biological objects that inspire that artist. Short talks and extensive discussions will provide a forum where ideas generated in these two very different spheres of creative endeavors—science and art—are expressed, elaborated and deliberated.

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