This is your brain…..this is your brain on art……

Paola Antonelli the design curator of MOMA previews “Design and the Elastic Mind

This is so exciting and the projects that people are doing are sometimes strange, a little silly and quite often, revolutionary. The exhibit housed at The Museum of Modern Art, MOMA, is done and gone by, fittingly, thanks to technology it can still be explored and enjoyed at the MoMA Interactives web exhibit. The New York Times speaks about Design and the Elastic Mind as the most “uplifting show MoMA’s architecture and design department has presented since the museum reopened in 2004.” That is a stark contrast to the bleak worlds, allowed for due to science and technology, depicted in 1984 or Brave New World. Design and the Elastic Mind has relied on the power of societies perception of a dichotomy between science and art to merge the two, to create a sensually stimulating exhibit, that expands our understanding of them both. I don’t think I am making a leap in saying, science and art work to meet the same objective. They reach to explore the limits of our knowledge, and ourselves, as science dives into the depths of our understanding, using tools and technology, it is ushered along by everything we know,up to this point. Just as art is fueled by the combination of information, sensations, and perceptions, art combines and then is born in the synergy of everything prior. It dives into the depths of self and explores the  limits. Kurt Vonnegut said in his book, A man without a Country “…what you respond to in any work of art is the artist’s struggle against his or her limitations.” They are two little peas in a pod embarking on the unknown.

here are some pictures from Design and the Elastic Mind

Jonathan Harris, who I think might be my new favorite person on the internet, made this beautifully constructed website for seed magazine, phylotaxis. It is the space where science meets culture.

So I will stop belaboring this with- Werner Herzog, Cormac McCarthy, and a physicts named Lawrence Krauss as they discuss, science as an inspiration for art, on Science Friday. I just think that Werner Herzog has the greatest voice.

ok so one more thing Werner Herzog as a plastic bag produced by futurestates.


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