Sunday, June 12, 2005

Art, Science, and DNA

Art and Science at its best. I also really like this one and this one, and this one is so creepy...oh hell, I love them all.

Bravo, you geeky artists--I bow down to your greatness.


At 7:08 PM, Blogger Murky Thoughts said...

Uggh. Please, don't encourage these people. Do you really think there's a single geek among these artists? Science is simply exotic to the art world, and GM and cloning are hot-button political issues and so these artists are on it, but seemingly without any concern for the subject beyond what the public's superficial understanding means to the self-same public. I see no science in this art beyond what kids learn in 4th grade now, if not earlier. I'm a little sympathetic to he politics of the GM photo, but I didn't find it provocative, beautiful, clever or scientific. Tastes differ, I suppose.

At 7:26 PM, Blogger she falters to rise said...

I love the visual stimulation of any art that has a scientific theme, regardless of the knowledge and/or intent of the artist. It takes the two things that I love most and puts them into text-free stimuli, something I cherish.

I do agree that science is exotic to the art world, and there are many band-wagon artists who use the high-debate factor of science to promote their work. Since I can't ID those people and eliminate them, I will have to let them continue doing what they are doing.

There are, however, many people I know in the science field who do this type of art as a past time (it's interesting that many scientists in my field have had some sort of artistic training). I also know some art educators, my sister-in-law for example, who use science in their projects because they see the inherent beauty in scientific data (fluorescently-labeled neurons are so gorgeous).

I don't know the people behind this art so there's a good chance I am promoting the wrong artists. I'm willing to take that chance since I'm also promoting hot dogs on this blog. I wouldn't want to draw invisible moral lines at this point since I've already established that my easily-entertained mind has no such boundaries.


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