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4th International Symposium of
Science & Art
June 10-12, 2005
From ScArt Abstracts
….Scientists try to discover the physical laws or principles that govern the natural world as we observe it or as it impacts us. The engineer and designer applies the basic concepts of science in order to develop objects and networks, one hopes to improve the quality of life. In both cases mathematical models are constructed and solved analytically or more frequently with computers. Then with visual images from simulations and verbal interpretations one elucidates the observed phenomena. The justification of the models adequacy is that it works.
On the other side of the creative spectrum we have the humanities, including the visual arts which are represented at this meeting. The creative humanities are not based on mathematics and seek to understand and represent the more difficult sentient. Religious, cultural, psychological and communication aspects of the human condition. Just as photography provided a new medium for creative expression in the visual arts, so the computer is beginning to provide new formats and procedures.
The dialog between these two cultures has been minimal. In part, it is due to a lack of personal motivation, talent, training, language and respect for respective working modes. Some of my encounters include:
It is my hope that this symposium will begin to provide a modern and constructive language, harmonies and shared interests between scientists, technologists and artists.