The SciArt movement

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Are you curious about the avant-garde movement that merges science and art? Most artists call it SciArt and refer to themselves as SciArtists. Arthur Miller, author of “Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art,” names it the ArtSci movement.

Whatever which way, the hybridization of science-art-technology is influencing our culture just as profoundly as past art-only movements have. Miller states that the collaboration of artists and scientists using technology is a Twenty-first Century movement where art and science merge. He gave some examples:

• People who bring their coding skills and scientific knowledge to new art forms. Data visualization is an example that uses algorithms to create images — making art with data.

• Biology influenced art that focuses on changes to our bodies that may overtake current tattooing practices.  

For more about where the movement may lead, listen to a conversation Miller had with Ira Flatow on Science Friday. The 17-minute podcast is titled, “Where Art and Science Collide.”

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