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Leon Radschinski-Gorman: Sounds are Objects – Understanding Creativity with Sound through Embodied Cognition

Leon Radschinski-Gorman graduated from the MA Art and Science course, University of Arts London where he researched how relationships between sound and image can be reconciled from a cognitive science and neurological point of view. This essay presents a cross-modal and embodied account of creativity with sound in order to understand better the processes involved in being creative.

Agonism / Antagonism

Agonism / Antagonism is a new exhibition resulting from artist Neus Torres Tamarit’s residency in the laboratory of Dr Max Reuter, Reader in evolutionary genetics at UCL, and part of a long-term collaboration with computer scientist Ben Murray.

Water, water, everywhere in our Solar system but what does that mean for life?

“In the past we tended to imagine that water was a scarce and precious resource. But as we learn more about our place in the Universe, we are becoming ever more aware that water is everywhere.”

Professor Jonti Horner, an astronomer and astrobiologist who currently works in the Computational Engineering and Science Research Centre at the University of Southern Queensland, in Toowoomba, Australia.

Martin Calvino: Post-polyploidy subgenome evolution of Glitch Art

Can artistic innovation be inspired and guided on knowledge taken from the field of plant genome evolution? I explored this question by subjecting a glitch artwork to processes analogous to those shaping the evolution of the maize genome, that are whole genome duplication (WGD), subgenome bias fractionation and genome dominance, respectively. The mosaic composition of […]

Floating on inner seas

“My art is literally created by water, and imbued with its dynamics of movement, fluidity and flow, through my “floating colors” art-making process.”

Laura Ferguson has made her own body the subject of her art, finding beauty in a curving spine and exploring the connections between pain, consciousness, and creativity. “Floating on inner seas” will be part of a book-in-progress about her own art and the process of making it, ‘The Consciousness of the Body’.

What’s the point of cities?

“If we each have responsibility for our own safety, we also have responsibility for our own adventure. Each time we swim in a city river, we re-imagine our city from the inside. Our skin is a permeable boundary, letting in the water and the city, feeling the soft impact of the seasons and the water.”

Amy Sharrocks is a live artist, sculptor and film-maker who invites people to come on journeys in which their own experience, communication and expression are a vital part. She has making work about people and water for 10 years.

Interconnecting Water

Susan Derges has established an international reputation through her practice involving cameraless, lens-based, digital and reinvented photographic processes, encompassing subject matter informed by the physical and biological sciences as well as landscape and abstraction. Her art comprises an ongoing enquiry into the relationship of the self to the observed.

Perspectives on altering our perceptions of water

“The challenges we face with water are largely a consequence of how we perceive it in postmodern industrialized societies. Despite the myriad ways that water connects us to the world, our management and engineering of it seldom reflects that realization. Whereas expanding our perceptions of water may appear to be a relatively simple task, there are biological and behavioral factors that complicate our capacity and inclination to do so. Given the complex processes and systems that govern water in nature, our mimicking its patterns could supplement our comprehending or predicting them. ”

D.L. Marrin (nickname West) is an applied scientist specializing in biogeochemistry, water resources and aquatic ecology.

The origin of water

John Finney is Emeritus Professor of Physics at University College, London. He is the author of ‘Water: A Very Short Introduction’, published by Oxford University Press. The book provides an introduction to the science of water, ice, snow, and steam, and how the structure of water molecules gives rise to its physical and chemical properties.