Re: art&science

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Mon Apr 17 2000 - 07:25:06 MDT

A little bit dated perhaps... I'm in the middle of travelling and
conferences, but I like this topic!

From: "Technotranscendence" <
Tue, 11 Apr 2000

>I would also ask people here what they think is the purpose of art?
>And I don't mean the purpose as it relates to the individual artist,
>but its purpose for the human mind.

For me, my "art" (music and photography and writings) is my mirror.
That is, a way to see/hear myself.

One can use people as mirrors on one's self too, but there are more
issues involved with that, such as trust, appropriate filters, open
mind, open heart, etc, and it is more complicated.

I like bridging science and art in different ways. Perhaps you might
like some of my older writings/web pages.

A couple of years ago, I was playing around with some art and science
bridges with a graphics for my wavelets page. A little bit of
silliness here:

And Fiorella Terenzi and I were discussing a number of issues related
to this topic: music and astronomy (and mythology and some women in
science discussions) when I interviewed her for Extropy magazine:

have fun,


P.S. On the long train ride yesterday between Canterbury, England and
Heidelberg Germany, I read Marc Stiegler's _Earth Web_. Great book.
Simply great.


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