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Art and the Brain: What Does the Evidence Tell Us? by Amy Ione

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2012 Contemporary Opinion by Amy Ione Amy Ione argues that neurological studies are of more value when they do not try to “solve” art but rather are a part of how we enlarge our understanding of the creative process. Art and the Brain: What Does the Evidence Tell Us? In the last few years, the term […]

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by / on February 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

Creativity + Complexity = Win Win by David Burraston

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2012 Contemporary Opinion by David Burraston David Burraston proposes that creativity and complexity, as a combined endeavour with methodological rigour, has the potential to make our current and precarious game of life a win-win situation. Creativity + Complexity = Win Win   A couple in love walking along the banks of the Seine are, in real […]

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by / on January 8, 2012 at 5:13 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

Rómulo de Carvalho and António Gedeão, Scientist-Artist by M. Root-Bernstein

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2012 Contemporary Opinion by Meredith Root-Bernstein Meredith Root-Bernstein introduces the influential Portuguese teacher and historian of science Rómulo de Carvalho (1906-1997) who wrote under the pseudonym António Gedeão. Rómulo de Carvalho and António Gedeão, Scientist-Artist The influential teacher and historian of science Rómulo de Carvalho (1906-1997) is well known in his native Portugal both for his […]

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by / on December 5, 2011 at 5:14 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

THE HOUSE AS A PLACE TO SHARE by Gianni Romano

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Historical Opinion by Gianni Romano Gianni Romano examines why the idea of “house” and the concept of “habitation” seem somewhat inadequate in an epoch in which many are turning toward cyberspace… The House as a Place to Share In a recent special issue of the popular architecture magazine Abitare devoted to Milan, two expensive shops […]

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by / on November 20, 2011 at 5:15 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

INTERSENSES by Jacques Mandelbrojt

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Historical Opinion by Jacques Mandelbrojt Jacques Mandelbrojt looks at the challenges and constraints an artist faces while using one work of art to produce a corresponding one in another medium can force the artist to expand his or her creative vocabulary… Intersenses Most forms of art are traditionally linked to one of our senses-music to […]

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by / on November 11, 2011 at 5:16 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

SOMETHING ABOUT ART by Paulina Borsook

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Historical Opinion by by Paulina Borsook Paulina Borsook asks how and if written works created for the Internet differ from works created for print. Something about Art I write fiction as well as nonfiction, and was alarmed when I found out that one of my published short stories, the novella “Love Over The Wires” that […]

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by / on October 23, 2011 at 5:18 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

LIVE FROM MARS by Eduardo Kac

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Historical Opinion by by Eduardo Kac Eduardo Kac reflects on the landing of the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft and how this event brought telepresence to the masses. Live from Mars Today, 4 July 1997, is an exciting day for art. [1] Although the art of telepresence has been consistently explored since the late 1980s, today the […]

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by / on October 16, 2011 at 5:20 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

IN COLLABORATION WITH MACHINES by Curtis E. A. Karnow

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Historical Opinion by Curtis E. A. Karnow Curtis E. A. Karnow noted in 1997 that there are many responses to the way the computer impacts copyright laws. He concluded that it is up to us to push for and map out solutions that encourage creativity. In Collaboration with Machines Art is I; Science is we. […]

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by / on October 16, 2011 at 9:44 am / in Leonardo Thinks, Uncategorized

The Sensorial Invisibility Of Plants by Laura Cinti

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2012 Contemporary Opinion by Laura Cinti Rather than reconcile the two understandings of plants discussed in the essay with a broader spectrum of experiences, my findings show that we return to the ‘Aristotelian’ position of plants. Although bio art as an ‘interaction’ engages with the aliveness of the medium, genetic manipulation, ethics, biological processes and creation […]

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by / on October 7, 2011 at 5:21 pm / in Leonardo Thinks

HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE POSTDIGITAL ANALOGUE by Michael Punt

LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011 Contemporary Opinion by Michael Punt Michael Punt states that where the digital proposes the perfect finite conditions for a perfect existence regardless of matter (as for example in the human genome project), in the postdigital analogue (as for example in the ironies of genetic and wet biological art) human consciousness is regarded as almost infinitely […]

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