Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Re: [Yasmin_discussions] Greetings! with a quick response to your latest snapshot on neuroscience and art trends

todd siler sends us this response to greg dunn


On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 1:51 PM, toddsiler1 . <siler.todd@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Roger,
> I'm always interested in hearing Yasminers weigh in on emerging trends and
> issues concerning the deep connections between neuroscience and art. I'm
> inclined to believe they're long lasting and transformational, rather than
> flash trends.
> I'd like to bring to your attention these two peer-reviewed Perspective
> Articles in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. They may interest Yasminers:
> "Neuroart: picturing the neuroscience of intentional actions in art &
> science" (2015)
> http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnhum.2015.00410/abstract
> And, "Neuro-Impressions: interpreting the nature of human creativity" (2012)
> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3469876/
> Additionally, regarding the SEAD community: I think it's always timely to
> revisit this short article on "ArtScience: Integrative Collaboration To
> Create a Sustainable Future" by Root-Bernstein et al. in Leonardo, Volume
> 44, Number 3, June 2011; p. 192. The article explores the possibilities of
> integrating the arts & sciences in purposeful and productive ways. As a
> "living document," it's intended to evolve through the ongoing interactions
> between individuals pursuing a spectrum of interrelated endeavors, fields of
> knowledge and frontiers.
> http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/LEON_e_00161
> I agree with Greg Dunn's point that 'many artists who use scientific methods
> in their work are not recognized as being "science artists" (such as Georges
> Seurat and John Singer Sargent), yet the inclusion of them under a broader
> umbrella term may help to educate the public about the pervasiveness of
> scientific observation in artistic practice.'
> All the best,
> Todd
> Todd Siler, Ph.D.
> ArtScience Publications
> P.O. Box 372117
> Denver, Colorado 80237 USA
> Mobile 720-988-8854
> toddsiler@alum.mit.edu
> www.ToddSilerArt.com
> www.ArtNanoInnovations.com

Roger F Malina
is in Dallas

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