Bridging Art & Science

Detail of the cover of the October 2013 issue of SciArt in America, showing the “Observe” exhibition at Williamson Gallery in Pasadena (photograph by Steven A. Heller/Art Center College of Design)

Detail of the cover of the October 2013 issue of SciArt in America, showing the “Observe” exhibition at Williamson Gallery in Pasadena (photograph by Steven A. Heller/Art Center College of Design)

This is an appropriate follow up, of sorts, to the plea in favor of liberal arts, humanities and the like:

It’s no revelation that science and art have long been linked, the curiosity about the workings of the world aligned with artistic creativity. Recently, however, there seems to be more of a movement towards connecting the two worlds into a tighter community.

December issue of SciArt in America (via sciartinamerica.com)

December issue of SciArt in America (via sciartinamerica.com)

One of these voices — a bimonthly online magazine called SciArt in America — launched in August and published their third issue in December. ”When I came to New York I was sure I would find a science-art community right away, but it was not that easy,” Julia Buntaine, editor-in-chief of the publication, told Hyperallergic. Discovering there wasn’t much of an online presence that focused specifically on the “SciArt” movement, she started something.

“I decided to focus on [SciArt] for two reasons — firstly, I am a science-based artist myself, so it was a very natural extension of my practice and interests and secondly, it is obvious to me that the SciArt movement is on the rise here, even more so internationally,” she stated. “It is a passionate, energetic, and brilliant community, and absolutely deserves more recognition from the art world, and more attention in the cultural sphere.”

Both their name and cover feel like a merger between Scientific American and Art in America. Recent articles feature work by artists like Jonathan Feldschuh who is inspired by the Large Hadron Collider, the Brooklyn-based Deconstructive Theatre Project that merges ideas from neuroscience with technology in performance,  the future of science and art collaborations, and organizations like Genspace.

Genspace with its open-to-the-community laboratory on Flatbush Avenue has become another gathering point in art and science in New York City, where creatives from both spectrums can collaborate on experiments and projects. Buntaine explained that she wants ”the science-art scene here feel tangible and important.”

Read the whole article here.

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