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Art in science

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Because for some papers, reading time approaches zero, just show the pictures. Bringing art to science gives you a good chance of having neither.

Science stopped being a way of asking questions and morphed into a body of knowledge. As Feynman always said, that’s been a disaster.

Art in Science stems from an irresistible need for visualization. Explaining contemporary artworks requires selecting mathematical models that best capture the data regularities.

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Algebraic art addressing the elephant in the corner.

If science is a difficult process requiring perseverance and a thick skin, elephants are perfect scientists.

Growing empirical evidence suggests we lack a coherent understanding of the decision rules governing picture choice. Ironic art is a genre of science that must also have an artistic content. Competition is fierce and every image is taking something to gain an edge.

How can you distinguish the legitimate concerns of a good picture from the folklore and superstitions? The human figure is the genetic basis for all concepts of beauty.

It follows that only artists can answer our instinctive needs, especially when the excess enthusiasm driven by math pictures ran beyond reason. No one seems to care about how anything looks or feels.

scientists and artists swimming between art and science

"Institutionally, at least, scientists and artists still swim in different seas."

David Edwards

Of course Academia is a lousy place to do novel research.

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The artist is his own real model, which is not computationally trivial.

What is the future of the past?

Knowing that the scientific advancement may ultimately be a messier and more subjective process than we thought. In this messy picture, you may come across some cool tangents that are artsy but don't belong in the academic world.

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Not thought provoking pictures however blurring the boundaries between outrageous absurdity and contemporary life. In order to achieve popularity, the weird artist must cater to the interests and intellect of the lowest common denominator, except for math art where denominators are to be cherished.

"On balance, they are more intrigued by the questions and contradictions in art than by any definitive answers it might provide."

The new casualists

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Dare to be wrong, or you may never be right. We learn who we are by testing reality. Bad art are unstable, suffering from critical bugs provoking kernel panics and corrupting images. When art meets science, truth makes utility useful.

The arts stand without defence in a world where what cannot be measured is not valued.

John Tusa, Engaged with the arts

If science is a difficult process requiring perseverance and a thick skin, elephants are perfect scientists.

A lie stands on one leg, the truth on two.

Logic is not the truth; unfortunately, inspectability has its limits.

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It's fine to go looking for a difference between art and science but do not worry if you don't find it.

Artists engaging with scientific methods are confident the model to be plausible. P((B|A)|(A|B)) represents the probability that you'll mix up the order of the terms when using Bayesian notation.