What does science gain from interaction and engagement with the arts? How has engagement with the arts or an artist led to innovation, breakthroughs, and insights in science? From distinct “aha moments” to the simple gaining of a fresh perspective, how has art influenced science?
Both artists and scientists act on their curiosity by identifying an inquiry and taking steps to discover or express the unknown. Join our cohort of experts in discussing the intersections of art and science.
Chair: Luis Miguel Girão, Technical Expert at the European Commission, Belgium
James Gimzewski, Prof. and Director of CNSI Core Lab, UCLA, USA
Victoria Vesna, Prof. | Department of Design and Media Arts, UCLA, USA
Ars Electronica Schedule of Noise Aquarium
Thu Sep 6, 2018, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Fri Sep 7, 2018, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Sun Sep 9, 2018, 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Mon Sep 10, 2018, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8K
Noise Aquarium utilizes 3D-scans of these micro creatures obtained with unique scientific imaging techniques immersing the audience in a 3D ‘aquarium’ of diverse planktons projected as large as whales. Participants create destructive visual and audio noise by their presence alone as we are all implicated by our inaction.
Noise Aquarium was proud part of the two day mini-symposium ‘ I love life: Celebrating Biodiversity through Art and Science’. The gathering explored art, science, and community issues. Guests and local experts and musicians joined the vivid conversations. Besides noise pollution in the oceans the topics were ‘The Universe as Operating System’, ‘The Origins of Life’, and ‘New Mexican History through DNA’. The event was hosted by the Santa Fe Art Institute.
Noise Aquarium will be screened as part of a programme on MAN (Media Art Nexus) at NTU Singapur throughout the year 2018. And there is an awesome epilogue video of the symposium (onoff100101010.com) available!
on|off 100101010 Symposium and Exhibition 2017 Highlights from Media Art Nexus on Vimeo.
In addition, there are videos of the talks available on the symposium website under Symposium Programme!