Visual Culture and Evolution Online Symposium

WASHINGTON – The Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences will co-host the “Visual Culture and Evolution Online Symposium” with the Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) and Johns Hopkins University’s Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program.  The online symposium will take place on the Internet from …

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The Impact of Computers on the Arts, Sciences and Humanities

Abstract : Intimate Science and the End of Theory in Astronomy Modern astronomy has been transformed by the computer sciences in a number of ways. Large computerized instruments now collect almost all our information about the universe. This data is deposited into large databases called Virtual Observatories. This data, unlike photographic plates in general, is …

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Visual Culture and Evolution Online Symposium

Monday, April 5 through Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Public access to the online discussion is at http://vcande.blogspot.com/. Moderator: Kevin Finneran. The international panel of over 30 scientists, artists, historians, writers and other experts includes Roger Malina, Suzanne Anker, Brandon Ballengee, Ellen K. Levy, Michael Ruse, Barbara Maria Stafford, JD Talasek, EO Wilson, and others.

New Leonardo Book: Green Light:Toward an Art of Evolution by George Gessert

Green Light: Toward an Art of Evolution by George Gessert Humans have bred plants and animals with an eye to aesthetics for centuries: flowers are selected for colorful blossoms or luxuriant foliage; racehorses are bred for the elegance of their frames. Hybridized plants were first exhibited as fine art in 1936, when the Museum of …

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Added: Preface For Illustrated Limited edition on George Boole

Preface by Roger Malina written for the illustrated limited edition on George Boole’s “Derivation of the Laws. . .”, the 3rd Chapter of Boole’s 1847 classic on the Laws of Thought. Written in 1989-90. This preface identifies issues raised by generative art and the evolution of computers that have changed the face of our culture. …

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