By Arthur I. Miller
Published by W. W. Norton & Company, 2014
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. Some of their provocative creations—a live rabbit implanted with the fluorescent gene of a jellyfish, a gigantic glass-and-chrome sculpture of the Big Bang itself—can be seen in traditional art museums and magazines, while others are being made by leading designers at Pixar, Google’s Creative Lab, and the MIT Media Lab.
From the movement’s origins a century ago—when Einstein’s theory of relativity shaped the new modern art and X-rays affected fine photography—to the latest discoveries of biotechnology, cosmology, and quantum physics, find out how today’s artists and designers are producing work at the cutting edge of science.