Emerging Ideas

Omay Lee: In sleep my songbird comes

This piece of writing is an exploration of our interconnectedness with nature through the conscious and unconscious parts of the mind. It interweaves poetry, art and the imaginal with neuroscience and depth psychology to explore our troubled relationship to the natural world and also to ourselves. It is written from the imagined viewpoint of a migratory bird that has become marginalised from the conscious mind but which appears conceptually in a dream. This is similar to how, collectively, inner environmental values of society might have become marginalised from outer agency. It proposes that by facilitating these inner depths through art, collective transformation and more pro-environmental behaviour may occur.

Logan Chipkin: Poems

Logan Chipkin is a freelance writer and ghostwriter in Philadelphia, USA. His articles focus on science, philosophy, economics, and history. In this selection of his poetry, the first poem tells the story of a single theorist’s late afternoon in his office. The second poem tells the story of the entire universe in a few hundred words, from the Big Bang to the emergence of civilization. The third poem is about human nature as understood through the laws of physics.

Laura Krasnow: the_space_between_the_stars

Laura Krasnow uses the medium of photography to explore the connections between the artistic and scientific realms of inquiry.

Working with traditional and non-traditional art making tools, including printmaking, digital photography, film and Polaroid film, drawing and paint, she seeks to interpret theories of physics, math and neurological research, to reconstruct individual recollections of time, place, and space.

Ashkan Nejad Ebrahimi: Quintessence

“About 95% of our universe is invisible. It seems like ‘Everything’ is embraced by ‘Nothing’ and it makes me feel I am not alone and it causes a sense of relief involved with mystery.
Also as these dark things fill the distance between the visible matter, they fill a gap between science and art too; a distance which can be called wonder. an interruption which both of the Artist and the Scientist begin from there; Where we imagine about the state of a phenomenon.
what if we could see those things instead of regular ones…”

Can Aksoy: Chaosmos

Can Aksoy is an architect and visual artist. Through experimental photography and digital media, Aksoy is concerned with capturing the inner worlds/artefactual representations of the mind and eliciting the unconscious imagery.

Alex Boya: Turbine

TURBINE
A war pilot crash-lands through his apartment window. When his wife returns from work, she discovers that her husband’s face has been replaced by an airplane turbine. He’s also fallen in love with their kitchen ceiling fan. To save their faltering marriage, his wife decides she will no longer let her humanity get in the way of love.

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.

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 […]