Now Available: Art and the Brain by Amy Ione

Amy Ione: Art and the Brain: Plasticity, Embodiment, and the Unclosed Circle CoverArt and the Brain: Plasticity, Embodiment, and the Unclosed Circle. by Amy Ione.  (2016, Rodopi Brill). ISBN: 978-9004322981

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In her new book Art and the Brain: Plasticity, Embodiment and the Unclosed Circle, author Amy Ione offers a profound assessment of our ever-evolving view of the biological brain as it pertains to embodied human experience. She deftly takes the reader from Deep History into our current worldview by surveying the range of nascent responses to perception, thoughts and feelings that have bred paradigmatic changes and led to contemporary research modalities. Interweaving carefully chosen illustrations with the emerging ideas of brain function that define various time periods reinforces a multidisciplinary framework connecting neurological research, theories of mind, art investigations, and intergenerational cultural practices. The book will serve as a foundation for future investigations of neuroscience, art, and the humanities.

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Video: Amy Ione Lecture: “Art and the Brain: Plasticity, Embodiment, and the Unclosed Circle”

Keynote lecture for Off the Lip 2015 conference at Cog Novo: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation: Conference from 9-11 Sep 2015. The lecture introduces ideas from Ione’s forthcoming book, Art and the Brain: Plasticity, Embodiment, and the Unclosed Circle see www.diatrope.com/artbrainbook.

Also posted on the page are the two other keynotes: “Roger Malina, New Forms of Art-Science Collaboration: Case Studies” and “Sundar Sarukkai, Cognitive Innovation in Mathematics”, see http://www.cognovo.eu/events/otlip15-keynotes.php#amy-ione

Amy Ione interview on Yale University Radio

The interview with Amy Ione, Director of the Diatrope Institute, is now included in the Interviews from Yale University Radio (WYBCX) index of The Art World Demystified, Hosted by Brainard Carey. It is available at http://museumofnonvisibleart.com/interviews/amy-ione/. This collection is an oral history of the Lives of the Most Excellent Artists, Curators, Architects, Critics and more, like Vasari’s book updated.

Exhibition: By Land and By Sea: Scientific Expedition Reports in Special Collections from 1826 to the 1960s

On display through 04 March 2016: University of Otage, Dunedin, New Zealand

LIB SC Land Sea Poster 2015 miniRich with photographs, colourful plates, scientific descriptions, anthropological and geographical observations and general insights into expeditionary life, the Scientific Expedition Reports are a veritable mine of information. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, from Uganda to Patagonia, the earliest of the reports dates from D’Urville’s expedition in the Astrolabe 1826-29, published in 1832, and the latest are from the University of Canterbury Snares Islands expeditions beginning in the 1960s.

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Screening of the optical movie ‘Tim’s Vermeer’

Screening of the optical movie ‘Tim’s Vermeer’ followed by presentations and panel discussion by Tim Jenison, Philip Steadman, Christopher Tyler and Sir Colin Blakemore. European Conference on Visual Perception, Liverpool, August 22-28th

Screening of the optical movie Tim’s Vermeer followed by presentations and panel discussion by Tim Jenison, Philip Steadman, Christopher Tyler and Sir Colin Blakemore. European Conference on Visual Perception, Liverpool, August 22-28thhttp://www.ecvp.org/2015/everyman.html

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CFP: OFF THE LIP: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation

Proposals are invited for papers dealing with responses to the research challenge of cognitive innovation from the sciences and humanities. We are particularly interested in offering opportunities for reporting on recent and emerging work in all disciplines and will give special attention to speculative approaches that involve more than one discipline.

OFF THE LIP: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation
Workshop and Conference: Preliminary notice and call for participation
http://trans-techresearch.net/off-the-lip

(Deadline 14 February 2015)

7-11 September 2015
Workshops: 7-8 September,
Conference: 9-11September
University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK

Short papers, posters and workshop proposals are invited for a conference to be held at the University of Plymouth, UK between 7-11 September 2015.

About the Conference

The promise of cognitive innovation as a collaborative project in the sciences, arts and humanities is that we can approach creativity as a bootstrapping cognitive process in which the energies that shape the poem are necessarily indistinguishable from those that shape the poet. For the purposes of this conference the exploration of the idea of cognitive innovation concerns an understanding of creativity that is not exclusively concerned with conscious human thought and action but also as intrinsic to our cognitive development. As a consequence, we see the possibility for cognitive innovation to provide a theoretical and practical platform from which to address disciplinary differences in ways that offer new topics and concerns for research in the sciences and the humanities.

Papers should consider cognitive aspects of creativity, including but are not confined to:

– Poetics, language and cognition
– The dynamics and performativity of imagination
– Affect and named emotions
– Affective artefacts (artefacts as scaffolding device for mind)
– Creativity as a ‘self corrective process’
– Cognition as creativity
– Memory, metaphor, and media literacy
– Archives, identity and emotionality
– Art, mental health and consciousness
– Networking and Network Studies
– Creativity and mental imagery
– Creativity and innovation in development
– Social creativity
– Neuroscience of creativity
– Creativity as an iterative process
– Simulating and modelling creativity

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Amy Ione,
Director of the Diatrope Institute, Berkeley, California, USA

Roger Malina,
Distinguished Professor of Arts and Technology, Professor of Physics, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Sundar Sarukkai,
Professor and Director of the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal, India

Workshops
The workshops will engage participants in the contributions made by past and current research in the Humanities in the understanding of cognition as a creative interaction with daily life. We are especially interested in case-studies and examples that will suggest how to build bridges between current trends in the cognitive sciences and established bodies of knowledge.
We are inviting proposals for workshops of 90-120 minutes comprising small panels, structured discussions and practical explorations. Small grants are available to support workshop logistics.

Conference papers
Proposals are invited for papers dealing with responses to the research challenge of cognitive innovation from the sciences and humanities. We are particularly interested in offering opportunities for reporting on recent and emerging work in all disciplines and will give special attention to speculative approaches that involve more than one discipline.
Papers (20 minutes) will be delivered in 30 minute slots to allow good time for discussion. Papers may also be presented as posters in the interactive poster+ session.

Poster+
We encourage non-traditional forms of research presentations in the context of the familiar conference poster event.

CogSlam
Propose 6-minute cognition-related artworks including screenings, mini-lectures and performances to be interleaved with spontaneous contributions from delegates reflecting on the day’s discussions and exchanges.

To submit a paper,poster or CogSlam please send a title and abstract of no more than 300 words together with a brief bio to Dr. Rebecca Pearce:
rebecca.pearce@plymouth.ac.uk

If you would like to propose a workshop, please send a workshop title and brief abstract of 300-500 words and an outline of expected costs to Prof. Michael Punt: michael.punt@plymouth.ac.uk
(Deadline 14 February 2015)

Fees
There are no conference registration fees for students and a nominal fee of € 50 for all other participants to cover lunches and coffee, with an additional € 30 for those delegates wishing to attend the conference dinner. The conference administrator will assist with bookings for accommodation if required.
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Off the Lip is a collaboration between CogNovo (cognovo.eu)and Transtechnology Research (trans-techresearch.net),at the Cognition Institute, University of Plymouth.CogNovo (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN604764) is funded by the EU Marie Curie programme.

ASCI Open Call: SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: THE COSMOS

Announcing the Open Call for Entries…
SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: THE COSMOS
the 15th, international, competition-exhibition to be held at the New York Hall of Science August 31, 2013 – March 2, 2014

Announcing the Open Call for Entries…
SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: THE COSMOS
the 15th, international, competition-exhibition
to be held at the New York Hall of Science August 31, 2013 – March 2, 2014

Organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) 

INTRODUCTION

Ever since early humans looked up in wonder at the sun, moon, and stars, we’ve been on a quest to decipher the mysteries of our cosmos. The vastness and unreachability of the “unknown” captivates the imaginations of scientists and artists alike.

The stream of new technologies and results of scientific experiments that inform our new understandings of the nature of the cosmos, inspire artists to create new works in all media and genres. And both the macro and the micro play leading roles as primary sources for contemporary creativity. Whether it’s flashes of the most ancient light left from the Big Bang, Curiosity Rover’s rock-testing for signs of microbial life on Mars, the image of a galaxy’s huge black hole eating a star, or finally knowing the nature of matter itself via the atom-smashing, Large Hadron Collider — all evocatively engage the mind and the spirit.

More than mere depictions of scientific data, artists strive to create expressions of how this expanding knowledge of our cosmos makes them feel. Many ancient cultures did this by devising stories and pictorial representations of star constellations. More recently, the astonishing “what-if” nature of writers like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, birthed new narratives that culminated in the golden age of science fiction in literature, on TV with Star Trek, and in movies like Star Wars. It didn’t matter that these other-worldly fantasies about alien planets or aliens visiting our planet were unrealistic, their mass audience appeal remains alive and well today. The lure is understandable, as there is still so much unknown and mysterious about the cosmos.

Art & Science Collaborations is also on a mission of discovery. If your original art [executed in any visual media and documented via stunning images] relates to astronomy (including astrophysics, astrochemistry, astrobiology, astrogeology), questions of cosmology, extra-terrestrials, or the nature of matter and/or time in relation to universal laws — we look forward to your submissions!

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SEAD (Network for Science, Engineering, Art, and Design) Event: May 16th DASAR at CPNAS

On May 16th the CPNAS DASER program explores the topic of SEAD: The Network for Science, Engineering, Art, and Design.

Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences announces the D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region and beyond. This month, DASER explores the topic of SEAD: The Network for Science, Engineering, Art, and Design. The event is on Thursday, May 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST (doors open at 5:30) in Room 100 of the Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W. American Sign Language Interpretation will be provided. Reservations and photo IDs are required. To make a reservation, visit http://may16daser.eventbrite.com/.

For those unable to attend, the event will be viewable via live webcast beginning at 5:30p.m. EST. To access the live webcast, visit http://www.cpnas.org/events/051613.html

Join the live Twitter discussion by following @CPNAS and the hash tag #DASER.

Join the DASER Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/218532914912236/

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Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference Proceedings

The Second International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture 2012: Interference as a strategy for art. Conference proceedings

The Second International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging
at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture 2012:
Interference as a strategy for art

Conference proceedings are available online now.

Today we’re saturated with images from all disciplines, whether it’s the creation of ‘beautiful visualisations’ for science, the torrent of images uploaded to social media services like Flickr, or the billions of queries made to vast visual data archives such as Google Images. These machinic interpretations of the visual and sensorial experience of the world are producing a new spectacle of media pollution.Machines are in many ways the new artists.

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Simplicity: Ideals of Practice in Mathematics & the Arts

Science & the Arts Program

Simplicity: Ideals of Practice in Mathematics & the Arts

April 3 – 5, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th St), NYC

Join us for a 3-day conference featuring lectures by and conversations among twenty-five mathematicians, artists, art historians, philosophers, and architects, accompanied by a program of artist’s films.

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