Political film culture in Britain and elsewhere has expanded dramatically in recent years as access to digital technologies have meshed with socio-political, economic and environmental contexts marked by crisis and discontent. Co-founder of the Bristol Radical Film Festival in 2011 and the Radical Film Network in 2013, Steve Presence discusses the relationship between film, politics and the avant-garde.
Maddy Harland, editor of Permaculture Magazine, uncovers some contemporary heresies within our society’s worldview. Unpicking the current, destructive mythologies of our time, she believes, could support social and ecological transformation.
‘Greenspin’ is a collaboration between poet Helen Moore and film-maker Howard Vause. Liberating and exposing the language of corporate advertising and ‘greenwashing’, the film references the creative practice of subvertising through the medium of satirical videopoetry, with an ante-narrative in the form of an ‘ad’ for the spoof Greenspin PR company, followed by the performance of the poem ‘From Greenwash, A User’s Manual’. The piece won 3rd prize in the Liberated Words Poetry Film Festival 2013.
Does nature process quantum information whenever a physical system evolves? In this article, Seth Lloyd uses the concept of quantum information science as the basis for an entire world view, declaring that the universe as a whole is a gigantic quantum computer.
Between stillness and movement, absorption and play; between being utterly ’in the moment’ and on the brink of imminent, inescapable change, Dryden Goodwin’s film ‘Poised’ provides multiple meanings.
The first woman artist to work with kinetic text, exploring both light and text as early as 1962, and internationally recognised for pioneering the interaction of art, science, technology, eastern philosophy and female mythology, Liliane Lijn’s interests cover a wide area. Her work transmutes traditional materials into new and vibrant elements by juxtaposing them with new technologies. In this exclusive interview she discusses her ideas, her work and artistic processes
Arhtur I Miller is fascinated by the nature of creative thinking and, in particular, in creativity in art on the one hand, and science on the other. His latest book, ‘Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art’, takes readers on a wild journey to explore a new frontier.In recent decades, an exciting new art movement has emerged in which artists illuminate the latest advances in science.
Janine Benyus is a biologist who works on the border between biology and design. Following her ground-breaking book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, she has become an award-winning innovation consultant, helping to create a more sustainable world by learning from the designs of nature. In this exclusive interview she discusses the ideas and work of Biomimicry, “the conscious emulation of life’s genius”. An idea that could change the way we think about sustainable design forever.
The exotic forms and colours of the plant world and the way in which they migrate into every aspect of our lives has been a source of inspiration throughout Rob Kesseler’s artistic career. Here he discusses the possible convergent territories of art and science, and a definition of art for scientists.
Helen Storey is an award winning, innovative fashion designer and professor at University of the Arts London, in Fashion and Science. She combines these two disciplines to create work that blends the boundaries between art, fashion and science