Navigating New Territories explores such subjects as Affinities between Art and Science, environmental arts and health, the future of AI in art and space exploration, solarpunk future cities, bird migration, and the potential of a brand new physics.
Philip F. Palmedo studied art history and physics as an undergraduate at Williams College, and received his PhD in nuclear engineering from MIT. He has written extensively in many areas, including several books on modern sculpture. His most recent book is Deep Affinities: Art and Science, on which Revealing Affinities between Art and Science is based.
Pamela Whitaker is an art therapist living in Ireland who practices under the name of Groundswell, a social enterprise working in the areas of art therapy, art and participation, environmental arts, and arts and health. In her interview On Groundswell she discusses the organisation and its aims, and in her article, Habitats of Composition: The Nature of the Commons, she explores land art that constructs habitats of refuge or survival shelters.
Marian Mazzone’s and Glenn W. Smith’s experience with AICAN and other art and artificial intelligence projects at Rutgers University has inspired the thought that the art world finds itself in a period of discovery and experimentation similar to that leading up to the original Renaissance. They discuss their ideas in Flailing About – and Having Compassion on Ourselves – as We Stand on the Verge of a New Renaissance.
Dustin Jacobus is a Belgian illustrator, interested in biomimicry, sustainable design and futurism. In the art-research project Universitas, he combines these themes and creates a futuristic world in which a fictional researcher H. Bottlefield, explores eight solarpunk cities.
Joshua Burraway is a medical anthropologist working at the intersection between social and political theory, cultural phenomenology, addiction medicine, and psychiatry. He is interested in how historical and structural forces shape different modes of subjectivity, in particular with regards to altered states of consciousness induced by psychoactive chemicals among homeless substance-users. The Black Stuff and The Sill are recent short stories he has written.
Lynne Goldsmith’s first book, Secondary Cicatrices, won the 2018 Halcyon Poetry Prize, was a 2019 Finalist in the American Book Fest Awards, a 2020 Human Relations Indie Book Award Gold Winner and won a new Finalist Award in the International Book Awards. In Poems she publishes her recent poetry.
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